Bianet

Journalist Ahmet Şık back in Silivri after five years

04/01/2017

Journalist Ahmet Şık was sent to Silivri Prison from Metris Prison two days ago.

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Turkey: balance sheet of state of emergency

07/12/2016

177 media outlets have been closed in total as part of three Statutory Decrees put into effect during the State of Emergency, 11 of them reopened. Balance sheet of unemployment has reached 2,500.

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Europe: access to information in practice, not just on paper

21/11/2016

250 years after the first transparency law in Europe adopted in Sweden in 1766, Europeans need access to information in practice, not just on paper.

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Turkey: 107 journalists in prison, 2,500 others left unemployed due to closures

24/10/2016

Of 107 arrested journalists, 71 are from Gülen Community, 29 others from Kurdish Media. 155 media organs have been closed down, 775 press cards and 49 passports revoked.

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Journalists Behind Bars

14/10/2016

Killings, imprisonments and other methods to silence journalists happens all too often, in Europe as elsewhere in the world. In this editorial, Mogens Blicher Bjerregård highlights the importance of being on the side of those who are threatened.

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Media faces mounting pressure, resistance strikes back

29/07/2016

Broadcast bans, pull offs and censorship increase constantly. Journalists on trial demanding life-imprisonment. European Court of Human Rights and Constitutional Court however sometimes rule against the mainstream.

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Reaction from Journalism Organizations against arrest of Editors-in-Chief on watch

21/06/2016

TGS, DİSK Press Labor and TGC have reacted against arrest of Erol Önderoğlu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin who were among the Özgür Gündem daily’s Editors-in-Chief on Watch, acting in solidarity with Özgür Gündem daily.

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International reaction against arrest of Önderoğlu, Nesin, Korur Fincancı

21/06/2016

Rights and press organizations and the EU have reacted against the arrest of the TİHV Chair Korur Fincancı, RSF Turkey Representative and Bianet rapporteur Önderoğlu and journalist Nesin.

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Editor-in-Chief on watch Can Dündar: ‘Solidarity to the end’

21/06/2016

Journalist Can Dündar has taken over the duty of Editor-in-Chief to act in solidarity with the daily Özgür Gündem, as a means to protest against the arrest of Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Turkey Representative and Bianet freedom of expression rapporteur Erol Önderoğlu and journalist Ahmet Nesin.

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