Sendika.org news website has been blocked for the 11th time since July 24th 2015, when clashes resumed in Turkey. The last ban came after the bomb attack in Ankara on 13th March. The website continues its webcast on the URL sendika10.org.
Third group of journalists acting in solidarity withtheir colleagues under curfew has arrived in Diyarbakır. Journalists Arzu Demir, Ceyda Karan, Cihangir Balkır, Demet Yılan, Gökhan Biçici, Hayko Bağdat, Mehveş Evin, Metin Cihan, and Semra Çelebi took parto to the mission for News Watch.
DİHA reporter İdris Yılmaz has been arrested as he was following up report in Van. He has been released by the court pending a trial from the case he was being tried over “Propagandizing for [illegal] organization”.
Between October-December, 2015, 31 journalists, eight distributors have been put in prison, 15 journalists and two media groups and organs attacked, three Syrian journalists killed, 213 media employees unemployed and action taken on 93 persons including 42 journalists due to defaming the President. ECtHR has sentenced Turkey to 17,000 euro.