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World Press Freedom Day: Jailed for a painting (BBC World, 3 May 2019)
03 May 2019
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

Today marks World Press Freedom Day. Around the world, hundreds of journalists are imprisoned for doing their jobs, and the highest number is in Turkey – according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Zehra Doğan, a Kurdish journalist and artist, was sentenced to nearly three years in a Turkish jail for painting a picture. Her story gained worldwide attention in 2018 after Banksy drew a mural calling for her release. See the video here.

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