The European and International Federation of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ) launched a solidarity campaign with the Turkish journalists following the new attacks on press freedom and human rights in Turkey since the coup attempt on 15 July.
We invite EFJ/IFJ affiliates and partners to help the Turkish colleagues by:
- sending a letter to the Turkish ambassador in your country and/or your national government (sample letters enclosed)
- signing and sharing the Amnesty International petition “Rights hard-won cannot be taken away”, calling on President Erdogan to uphold human rights in Turkey
- sending a contribution to the IFJ Safety Fund in order to support individual requests from Turkey (Bank account BE64 2100 7857 0052; Swift Code GEBABEBB; communication “Solidarity Turkey”)
- sharing in your social media and website the visual “Did you know? Journalism is not a crime” #JournalismIsNotACrime
The EFJ and the IFJ are also monitoring the situation regarding detained/arrested journalists and press freedom violations since 15 July. A list of detained journalists is available here and all the alerts submitted to the Council of Europe platform for the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists, here.
More activities, also together with like-wise organisations including the ETUC, RsF, Index for Censorship, ECPMF, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and others will be proposed after the summer break.