Tag Archives: Social Media

PEN Report on Freedom of Expression after Gezi

Pen International issued a report this week calling attention to escalating restrictions on journalists and writers in Turkey, particularly after the crackdown on the Gezi Protests last June. The excessive use of police force, as well as widespread media censorship … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot the messenger

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has found a lot of people to blame for the shocking (and on-going) violence that has shaken Turkey this past week (he and his government not notable amongst them):  the parliamentary opposition, “extremists,” “a few marauders,” … Continue reading

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The 4th Judicial Package: Some Preliminary Observations

As many of you know, Amnesty has been working, these past weeks, to pressure the Turkish government to revise and expand its goals for the Fourth Judicial Package.  That package was passed with some amendments yesterday.   Amnesty staff is now … Continue reading

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