Category : Europe and Central Asia

Austria: Government’s altering of media landscape raises concern

alt informationAustria’s new populist government wants to shift the media landscape of the country

Sergey Smirnov: By banning Russian propaganda, the UK will help Putin in his campaign against press freedom

alt informationWhy banning Russia Today will have consequences for press freedom in Russia.

Kurdish women journalists pioneering a new way of reporting

alt informationKurdish women at Turkey’s only feminist news website, Jin News, and elsewhere are taking a new approach to journalism. This being Turkey, they haven’t escaped pressure: Many have been detained, put on trial or threatened.

İshak Karakaş: Imprisoned for tweeting about Turkey’s Afrin operation

alt informationAccording to the Turkish interior ministry, as of 27 February, 845 people had been detained by police for criticising the Afrin operation

Turkey’s journalists have sacrificed their freedom in the pursuit of truth

alt informationRecent developments in Turkey, once seen as a role model of the Muslim world, have shown that concepts such as the rule of law and right to free speech are no longer welcome by the Erdogan government

Europe must not abandon the Altans and Turkey’s other jailed journalists

alt informationTwo of Turkey's most prominent writers, brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, were sentenced to life in prison on Friday 16 February 2018.

A black day for press freedom and justice in Turkey

alt informationIndex on Censorship strongly condemns Turkey’s sentencing of six defendants -- including journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilcak -- to aggravated life sentences.

Turkey reporter stayed one step ahead of crackdown

alt informationAbdullah Bozkurt, the Ankara bureau chief for Today’s Zaman was forced into exile after the failed July 2016 coup in Turkey.

After colleague’s death, Russian reporter fears return to homeland

alt informationKseniya Kirillova thought her stay in the U.S. would be only temporary.

Two journalists face up to 45 years for ‘espionage’

alt informationTwo journalists for the shuttered pro-Kurdish Dihaber agency are facing up to 45 years in prison on terror and espionage charges even though their reporting is the only evidence that has been presented by prosecutors.

KCK press trial: “The template for all Turkey’s media trials”

alt informationOnce the biggest media trial in Turkey, the KCK press trial hardly makes the news today, even though it set a grim precedent for the criminalisation of journalistic activities in the country