Tag Archives: Reporters Without Borders

The Fusun Erdogan Case: “You just be afraid of us”

Last December, I wrote  on the case of  Fusun Erdogan, who was sentences to life imprisonment plus 300 years without the possibility of parole.  Erdogan was convicted of membership in a terrorist organization in a trial criticized by Reporters without … Continue reading

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Fusun Erdogan: Prisoner for Life Plus 300 Years

Fusun Erdogan, the founder of Turkish leftist radion station Ozgur Radyo, was arrested in 2006. For two years, she had no idea of what her crime was, then she discovered she was charged with being a member of an illegal … Continue reading

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Reporters without Borders: At least a dozen journalists injured during recent protests

As protests once again sweep Turkey, the watchdog group, Reporters without Borders has highlighted the extent to which journalists have seemingly been targeted by police: Reporters Without Borders condemns the resumption of police violence against journalists that has accompanied a … Continue reading

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Freedom is not a photo-op

With much fanfare, the Turkish government reopened Gezi Park today.  Unfortunately, the more fundamental problems of police violence and attacks on basic freedom of expression and assembly are going unaddressed.  Indeed, in Istanbul and elsewhere police violence continues apace.  As … Continue reading

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Amid the violence: Journalists under siege

Turkey has had a shoddy record on protecting independent journalism for years now. Termed by the Committee to Protect Journalists  “the world’s worst jailer of journalists,” international journalist groups like the CPJ and and Reporters without Borders have underlined the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s War on Journalists

The Turkish war on journalists is, by this time, well documented.  Reporters without Borders has called Turkey “the world’s biggest prison for journalists.” And imprisonment is only one of the ways that authorities have worked to silence journalists in Turkey. … Continue reading

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As Press Freedom in Turkey Worsens, Erdogan Remains in Denial

Prime Minister Erdogan, reacting to the critical wounding of a Turkish journalist during the bombing of the American Embassy in Ankara, used the occasion to attack those who defend Turkey’s imprisoned journalists: As the justice ministry has said many times, … Continue reading

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