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Share the “World of Tayyips” and tell Turkey that satire is not a crime

Satirical cartoons of political leaders are widely understood as a crucial form of social commentary around the world. In Turkey, however, they're yet another...

Turkish court hands heavy sentences to Zaman journalists

Turkish authorities should drop all charges against six journalists who worked for the now-shuttered Zaman daily newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalists...

Reporting human rights violations in Turkey

Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow's Paper In this paper Reporting human rights violations in Turkey Kemal Göktaş (Journalist Fellow Oct 2017 – April 2018) looks at the development and...

I Subscribe – to support independent journalism in Turkey

Global campaign launches with call to subscribe to secular daily Cumhuriyet. A coalition of freedom of expression organisations led by the International Press Institute (IPI)...

Turkey: “In this country everything can change at any time”

For more than seven months German journalist Meşale Tolu was held in pre-trial detention in Turkey together with her son, a toddler. In Mid-December...

Rights organizations defend jailed Turkish filmmakers facing up to 5 years in prison

SEENPM joined more than 40 human rights, film and cultural organizations in defense of imprisoned Turkish filmmakers Cayan Demirel and Ertugrul Mavioglu for their...

Campaign to improve journalists working conditions in the Western Balkans and Turkey

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) launched a video campaign to raise awareness about the poor working conditions of journalists and media workers in...

Cumhuriyet trial: the crime is journalism

Joint statement of freedom of expression and human rights organizations to call on the institutions of the Council of Europe to remind Turkey of...

Editorial Autonomy at Risk in Europe

by Arman Fazlić, Media.ba Problems regarding freedom of expression exist even within Europe where nowadays human rights are mostly guaranteed. Media market is heavily concentrated...

Turkey: Legal Action Taken Against 242 Social Media Users in 1 Week

Ministry of Interior has investigated 454 social media accounts and taken legal action against 242 people on charges of “insulting state officials” and “targeting...

New law reinforces Turkish government’s control of the Internet

In a move reflecting the government’s desire to fill the few remaining gaps in its control of news and information, Turkey’s parliament has passed a...

EU-Turkey Summit in Bulgaria: symbolic accreditation issued for jailed Turkish journalists

Days ahead of the EU-Turkey summit in Varna (Bulgaria), the Bulgarian section of the Association of European Journalists held a symbolic action in solidarity...
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Montenegro: CSOs Promote Gender Literacy in the Media

In Montenegro, a project by Association “Spektra” and Queer Montenegro improved media literacy skills of trans activists and journalists. It also sought to educate the general public...