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.
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.
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.
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.
The Turkish Publishers Association has reacted against Avesta Publications’ depot’s being set on fire in Diyarbakır. The depot of the Avesta Publications located in İskenderpaşa neighborhood of Sur district in Diyarbakır province was set on fire by unidentified people on the evening of June 10, 2016.
Probe has been launched into other five on-watch Editor-in-Chiefs supporting the Özgür Gündem daily. Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, Faruk Eren, Ayşe Düzkan who have been subjected to the probe, and the daily’s Managing Editor İnan Kızılkaya testified today.