Category : Turkey

Under cover of Covid, too many people have stopped paying attention

alt informationAuthoritarian leaders are restricting freedom of expression while we battle the pandemic

The desperate situation for six people who are #JailedNotForgotten

alt informationWe revisit the six activists and journalists currently in jail and call for your messages of support

Let them know they are not forgotten

alt informationJoin us in sending messages of support to six human rights activists and journalists around the world who are #JailedNotForgotten

The bloody consequences of Turkey’s clashes with the Kurds

alt informationIn September, two men were abducted, beaten and thrown from a helicopter. One died, the other hospitalised. Journalists reporting the story have been targeted too

Turkish writers need to “hold people in power” to account

alt informationTurkish author and journalist Kaya Genç answers questions from the Index youth advisory board about watching his colleagues being silenced and how writers can challenge authority

Charge, attack, restrict: The main ways Turkey silenced journalists in 2019

alt informationThe three most frequently used means of targeting journalists in Turkey in 2019, according to new analysis by our Monitoring and Advocating for Media Freedom project

Monitoring and Advocating for Media Freedom: Policy recommendations for Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine

alt informationGovernments and the EU must take a stronger stand for media freedom, a new Index report on media freedom in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine argues

Turkey: Press freedom violations October 2019

alt informationThere were 10 incidents in Turkey in October 2019 recorded by Index's monitoring project.

This Week at Index: Calls for immediate release of re-arrested author

alt informationRestrictions on the media were once something seen as a problem for other countries but now these concerns are front and centre in the UK, Index CEO Jodie Ginsberg said this week

Index calls the re-arrest of novelist Ahmet Altan “arbitrary and cruel”

alt informationTurkish authorities re-arrested the internationally known Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan just one week after his release from more than three years in detention. Index on Censorship and 24 other NGOs say that his re-arrest, on 12 November, was an extraordinarily low blow in a case that has been marked by political interference and arbitrariness from […]

This Week at Index: Looking back at the day the Berlin Wall fell

alt informationThirty years ago this month, the world changed: a border that divided a city for 28 years was brought down.

Free speech and human rights organisations call for Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and other journalists to be released

alt informationAhead of the second hearing in the retrial of Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and four other journalists and media workers, free speech organisations call for all detained defendants to be released and for the charges to be dropped