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Serbia: disinformation as political strategy

19/09/2017 -  Dragan Janjić Belgrade

Media lynching for those who do not toe the government line, judicial authorities that do not protect citizens, independent journalists accused of conspiracy. This is Vučić's Serbia

Cumhuriyet trial, the defendants remain in prison

15/09/2017 -  Dimitri Bettoni Istanbul

The trial resumes in Istanbul for the employees of daily Cumhuriyet, accused of terrorism. Defendants remain behind bars at the request of the prosecution. Our correspondent's account

8 september 2017

Wikipedia remains blocked in Turkey, but activists have created the pirate website www.turkcewikipedia.org to keep contents available. According to Turkish daily Hurriyet, it is a mirror website that has copied all Wikipedia contents in Turkish and English. The pirate website is said to be completely independent from the Wikimedia Foundation.


Drago Hedl: the journalist's craft, between threats and humiliations

20/09/2017 -  Ana Brakus

"In a way, my Osijek has shrunk, like a cheap shirt after the first wash". The great reporter on the recent attempt to bribe him, the main corruption and criminal cases he has been investigating, and his future as a writer

Azerbaijan: the silent crackdown in the Land of Fire

06/09/2017 -  Arzu Geybullayeva

The already long list of arrests of those who are not aligned with the Baku government continues. The last one to pay was Mehan Aliyev, director of the Turan press agency

Switching Off Media’s Diversity In Armenia

25/08/2017 -  Hermine Virabian

By restricting licenses for digital broadcasting, the Armenian government has ended up constraining media pluralism in the country. An overview of the situation

Kosovo: attack on journalist widely condemned

21/08/2017 -  Eraldin Fazliu

Parim Olluri, the executive director of the online newspaper "Insajderi", was beaten by three people in front of his apartment

Serbia: the video that Vučić failed to hide

07/08/2017 -  Antonela Riha Belgrade

Media not aligned with the regime are still under pressure in Serbia. Recently, President Vučić has targeted TV channel N1 for broadcasting exclusive videos that he would rather have hidden

Cumhuriyet trial, Musa Kart gives his statement

03/08/2017 -  Musa Kart

The deposition of Cumhuriyet's cartoonist in the trial accusing him and other journalists of "terrorism" becomes a "manifesto" on the role of journalism and satire in nowadays Turkey

Turkey, Cumhuriyet on trial

28/07/2017 -  Dimitri Bettoni Istanbul

The trial has started in Istanbul for Cumhuriyet journalists and administrators, accused of terrorism. The voices from the courtroom in the debate symbol of the concerning state of relationships between journalism and power in Turkey