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Yavuz Baydar: Turkey cancelling journalists’ passports en masse

Yavuz Baydar: Turkey cancelling journalists’ passports en masse

"Turkish police have cancelled all the journalists' passports since July 15." This tweet landed in my timeline on Monday morning. The author was Selina Doğan, an opposition deputy and a lawyer.

Yavuz Baydar: Turkey takes wife of journalist hostage

Yavuz Baydar: Turkey takes wife of journalist hostage

As I've been writing for months now, the job that runs the highest risk in Turkey is, without a shred of doubt, journalism.

Yavuz Baydar: Half-truths in the age of Turkey’s emergency rule

Yavuz Baydar: Half-truths in the age of Turkey’s emergency rule

Turkey's third post-coup week has been full of uncertainties, suspicion and concern. As of Wednesday morning there were 1,297 individuals subject to an international travel ban, among them 35 journalists and 51 lawyers.

Turkey’s media crackdown has reached the Netherlands

Turkey’s media crackdown has reached the Netherlands

Dutch journalists have been threatened in aftermath of Turkish coup attempt

Croatia: Over 70 journalists axed from public broadcaster since January

Croatia: Over 70 journalists axed from public broadcaster since January

The cancellation of three radio programmes on 4 July by Croatia's public broadcaster marks the latest in a line of sweeping changes the network has undergone since January 2016.

Yavuz Baydar: Six more journalists jailed in Turkey

Yavuz Baydar: Six more journalists jailed in Turkey

It was a long Saturday night for all of us, at home and abroad, monitoring the worrisome developments around media freedom in Turkey

Spain: 75 tips to shut a writer up

Spain: 75 tips to shut a writer up

More than 30,000 people have signed a petition to have a book withdrawn from the Spanish market.

Yavuz Baydar: Silence is the enemy of democracy

Yavuz Baydar: Silence is the enemy of democracy

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.

Yavuz Baydar: Tough times ahead for Turkey

Yavuz Baydar: Tough times ahead for 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.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 22-28 July

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 22-28 July

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe

Turkey’s rising censorship: How did we get here?

Turkey’s rising censorship: How did we get here?

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?

Yavuz Baydar: Turkey’s rounding up reporters, editors and columnists

Yavuz Baydar: Turkey’s rounding up reporters, editors and columnists

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