Journalists Behind Bars


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


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


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


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’


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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Turkish Publishers Association: may shame of burning books not be lived again


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.

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Three journalists attacked in Midyat


Journalists Mahmut Bozarslan, Hatice Kamer and Sertaç Kayar shooting around the police station due to the bomb attack at the Security Directorate in Midyat have been attacked.

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Declaration with 105 signatures for release of 13 arrested DİHA reporters


105 intellectuals, journalists, artists, academics and writers have signed a declaration calling for the release of 13 arrested DİHA reporters.

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Probe into five more Özgür Gündem’s On-Watch Editor-in-Chiefs


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.

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Free Journalists Association: eight journalists detained in 15 days


According to the report by the Free Journalists Association, eight journalists have been detained, four arrested, and four others subjected to torture in the past 15 days.

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