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Turkey: Gov’t takeover of critical media group draws international backlash

Ahead of the pending government-led takeover of the Zaman Media Group, international voices have stated their concerns over the impending implementation of trustees to...

OSCE Representative calls on Turkey to refrain from acts of intimidation against media, following appointment of trustees to run Zaman newspaper

VIENNA, 4 March 2016 – Appointing trustees to manage the Zaman daily newspaper is the latest in a string of measures initiated by the...

Two arrested journalists released in Turkey after 92 days

The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ-IFJ) warmly welcomed today Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruling on February 25 stating that the rights of Cumhuriyet newspaper...

Leading writers call on Turkish PM to release colleague

Case against Mehmet Baransu: “Vengeance, not justice” Leading authorities and practitioners of investigative journalism have appealed to the Turkish prime minister to drop charges against...

Aggravated life sentences sought for journalists in Turkey unacceptable, OSCE Representative says

VIENNA, 28 January 2016 – The severe charges against journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül could further increase the already critical pressure that opposing...

2015 Media Integrity Reports on Seven Enlargement Countries Released

A new series of media integrity reports on the seven EU hopefuls has been released as part of the SEE Media Observatory project. Now in its...

SEENPM Voices Concerns Over Press Freedom in Turkey: Open Letter to Turkish President and PM

16 December 2015 Dear President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Davutoğlu,   The undersigned civil society organizations, members of the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media...

The first prison visit: P24 stands with jailed journalists in Turkey

Attorney-at-law Veysel Ok of P24's Legal Unit visited five journalists imprisoned over their news reporting. Cumhuriyet daily's Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar, Ankara Bureau Chief Erdem Gül,...

Monitoring EU Guidelines

South East European Media Observatory, a project of a group of SEENPM member organizations, monitored the independence and transparency of media regulators and public...

Media in SEE marred by ownership concentration, lack of solidarity and fear of job loss

From: "Press office - Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso" <[email protected]> Date: 22 October 2014, 18:46:53 GMT+3 Monopolies, non-transparent means of finance, weak unions, no possibility of coming...

Addressing online hate speech in South East European media

Sarajevo - Over 90 participants took part last week, 16 and 17 October, in the regional conference “Addressing online hate speech in South East...

Putting Freedom of Expression at the Heart of the Accession Process

''The European Commission will accept no deviation on the part of candidate countries from European Union standards on freedom of expression and the media,''...
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