Tag Turkey
22 Oct

ECPMF calls for the release of four journalists of pro-Kurdish news agency Mezopotamya Ajansı

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14 Oct

Compromised independence of Turkey’s institutions chokes press freedom

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6 Oct

International coalition starts Turkey press freedom mission

A coalition of 11 international press freedom, freedom of expression and journalists‘ organisations are leading a joint press freedom mission to Turkey this week from 6 to 9 October amid the country’s continued press freedom crisis, which has further worsened under the coronavirus pandemic.

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29 Sep

ECPMF and partner organisations call on Turkish authorities to amend laws which have led to arrests of many journalists

We call on Turkey to immediately amend counter-terrorism laws in line with international standards, ensuring “terrorist acts” are defined in a precise and narrow manner.

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21 Sep

MFRR calls on Turkey to immediately stop the judicial harassment of Can Dündar and to drop all charges against him

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11 Sep

ECPMF calls on Turkey drop the charges against journalist Oktay Candemir and return his confiscated property

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, as part of  Media Freedom Rapid Response calls on the Turkish authorities to immediately and unconditionally drop the charges against freelance journalist Oktay Candemir and to return his confiscated property in full and without delay.

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20 Aug

Türkiye’de penguenleşme

CNNTurk, Gezi Parkı'nda inşaat için ağaçların kesilmesi üzerine protestoların görüntülerini göstermek yerine penguenler üzerine bir belgesel yayınladığından beri penguenler Türkiye'de medyaya müdahale sembolü haline geldi. Bu, sosyal medyanın Türk halkı için öneminin arttığına işaret etti.

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20 Aug

Social media law in Turkey: a new stage of penguinisation

In Turkey, many police violence cases only came to light through social media. Similarly, many murders of women that were unsolved or unpunished were made public due to pressure from the social media and the perpetrators were put on trial and prosecuted. With the new socila media law, these will all become impossible.

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7 Aug

Media in Turkey: a testing ground of censorship and control

Turkey is currently the largest prison for journalists in the world, with over 80 media workers in detention. The Turkish parliament has now passed a law that gives the government more control over social networks. This article analyses the situation of the Turkish media.

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15 Jun

Joint statement on Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the International Press Institute (IPI), PEN International, Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and other undersigned organisations mark the 1,500th day of Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent’s imprisonment with a renewed call for his immediate and unconditional release.

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