Category : media freedom
Yavuz Baydar: Escalation in the clampdown on Turkey’s media and academia
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 am.” The weekly news magazine […]
“You have to be brave to be a journalist in Serbia”
Media freedoms in Serbia are on the decline. A recent report by Human Rights Watch painted a picture of journalists in several western Balkan countries, working in hostile environments whilst facing threats and intimidation.
UK Foreign Office issues statement on arrests
Freedom of expression charities have written to UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond urging the UK to speak out publicly in defence of freedom of expression following the arrest of two British journalists in Turkey under terror legislation.