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Repression without borders 2: Second writer with Turkish roots arrested in Spain

Repression without borders 2: Second writer with Turkish roots arrested in Spain

21.08.2017With writer Dogan Akhanli a second critic of Turkey's government has been arrested in Spain - at Turkey's request. But unlike journalist Hamza Yalçin, Akhanli has been granted conditional release.more information

How covering the refugees damaged journalists' health

How covering the refugees damaged journalists' health

19.08.2017As a reporter, what should you do when a drowning refugee child reaches out to you? Put down the camera and rescue him? Or carry on filming, so that the pictures might provoke a political solution? Daily dilemmas such as this take a toll on journalists’ emotions. They can lead to feelings of guilt and helplessness, and an inability to carry on with normal life. The reporter’s moral compass is knocked out of kilter, so that he or she no longer knows what is right and what is wrong.more information

Repression without borders: Turks order arrest of exiled writer in Spain

Repression without borders: Turks order arrest of exiled writer in Spain

09.08.2017Turkish-Swedish journalist Hamza Yalçin is behind bars in Spain after being arrested at an airport in Barcelona. The Turkish government is seeking to extradite him.more information

Turkey: more journalists arrested for encryption

Turkey: more journalists arrested for encryption

11.08.2017Turkish police have carried out early morning raids at the homes of 35 opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The reason: they use an encryption service called ByLock to protect their sources’ identity and keep their journalistic material confidential. Thirty-five warrants were issued. Nine journalists have been detained.more information

“Lying press“: prosecutors to probe attacks researched by ECPMF

“Lying press“: prosecutors to probe attacks researched by ECPMF

08.08.2017The Green Party of Saxony, Germany, urges the justice department to do more to protect journalists. The Interior Ministry of the State will order the investigation of more cases of attacks on journalists.more information

"Accusations are absurd, evidence is flimsy" – ECPMF on observing the "Cumhuriyet" trial

04.08.2017For one week, ECPMF's Advocacy Officer Nora Wehofsits was part of an international freedom of expression delegation to observe and monitor the trial against 17 media workers of the Turkish newspaper "Cumhuriyet". She wrote a live blog of what was happening in the stuffy court room. This is her personal review.more information

"Cumhuriyet" trial: The powerful "manifesto" of cartoonist Musa Kart

03.08.2017"Those opposed to democracy do not like humorists". The statement of "Cumhuriyet"'s cartoonist in the trial accusing him and other journalists of "terrorism" becomes a "manifesto" on the role of journalism and satire in nowadays Turkey.more information



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Read ECPMF's in-depth blog on the "Cumhuriyet" trial in Istanbul

Threats
A stuffy room in the Çağlayan Justice Palace in Istanbul: 17 media workers of Turkey's oldest newspaper, "Cumhuriyet", were dragged to court. For one week, the ECPMF observed this trial against press freedom. Please find all the details in our blog.more information

ECPMF ECtHR Conference e-book is online

Legal
The ECPMF ECtHR conference in Strasbourg resulted in fruitful discussions of the ECtHR’s recent case law relating to freedom of expression, media and journalism. Read the e-book now.more information


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