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Ministers are empowered to close TV, radio, websites and, even, book publishers. Prosecutors are required to follow those orders. This means a total end of media freedom in Turkey.
The arrests of dozens of journalists has added to the profound concerns for press freedom in Turkey, where emergency rule gives the authorities power to extend arrest periods up to 30 days.
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe
The spotlight has been on Turkey following the attempted coup against President Recep Erdogan and the government’s ensuing crackdown on journalists, teachers, judges and soldiers. How did it come to this?
47 journalists subject to arrest under warrants issued on Wednesday. The list included the names of columnists, editors and reporters who formerly had been employed at Zaman
Media freedom must be treated for what it really is: a strong test of democracy.
As journalists are detained, Yavuz Baydar writes about the changes being rolled out by Turkey's government
The death of Pavel Sheremet on Wednesday 20 July came as violent incidents against journalists in Ukraine have been on the rise since May.
Journalist Yavuz Baydar writes of the continuing crackdown in Turkey.
It was at the early hours of Friday that a journalist sent a note to her colleagues. “We are told by the management that our publication is discontinued with immediate effect,” she said. “We are told to pack our belongings and leave the office. You can’t imagine how sad I
Turkey has seen an increase in violations against media workers, with journalists murdered, held hostage, arrested and physically attacked, as well as having equipment confiscated
The failed 15 July coup, bloody and despicable, delivered a lethal blow to the already crippled democratic order in Turkey.