Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, and Russia among Europe’s most flagrant offenders of media freedom in 2018

alt informationIn 2018, 17 alerts were submitted to the Council of Europe’s Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists relating to impunity for murders of journalists.

Mehmet Ugur: We will eventually see an erosion of the authoritarian, nationalist and fascist elements in Turkey

alt information"Where will it lead? I can’t tell. Changing and rebuilding the institutions will be a massive task."

Blogger and human rights defender Ismail Nalgiev extra-judicially deported from Belarus

alt informationOn 8 May 2019 the Belarussian authorities ordered the extra-judicial deportation of Russian blogger Ismail Nalgiev after his arrest in Minsk Airport. Nalgiev was preparing to travel to Prague, but was detained by border guards at the airport and told that he was on the Russian Federation’s wanted list