Category : Europe and Central Asia
Turkish petition for peace puts academic freedom on trial
For Turkish academics, signing a dissenting petition can mean expulsion from their job, the country or even jail time. In Noémi Lévy-Aksu’s case, signing the Academics for Peace petition, “We will not be a party to this crime!” meant losing her teaching position at Boğaziçi University.
Turkish authorities must halt their repression of Kurdish culture and language
The undersigned international press freedom groups call on Turkish authorities to immediately release the 12 printworkers and staff arrested on 28 March at the premises and print works of the newspaper Özgürlükçü Demokrasi and the further 15 staff taken into custody after home raids on the morning of 29 March 2018
Open letter to diplomats in Malta regarding the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder
Eight international freedom of expression organisations have signed an open letter urging diplomats in Malta to make their presence felt concerning the investigation of the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder. "Your engagement in this case is setting a standard and precedent for what is permissible in the European Union".