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Padraig Reidy: Life in paranoid Erdoganistan, where every day brings a new censorship story

Padraig Reidy: Life in paranoid Erdoganistan, where every day brings a new censorship story

Another week, another social media ban in Turkey. Such is life these days in Erdoganistan, where every day brings a new censorship story, greeted now with what my Turkish friend calls “the humour of desparation”.

Richard Howitt MEP: European Parliament targets Turkey’s record on free expression

Richard Howitt MEP: European Parliament targets Turkey’s record on free expression

As millions mourn the shooting of journalists in France, the European Parliament convening this week in Strasbourg today extended the fight for freedom of expression to legal threats, harassment and character assassination against free journalism in Turkey.

Targeted cartoonists show support for Charlie Hebdo

Targeted cartoonists show support for Charlie Hebdo

Cartoonists have been among the most visual in their reaction to the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Musa Kart and Xavier Bonilla, who have both been targeted by their governments, share their thoughts.

Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

Padraig Reidy: The paranoid style in Turkish politics

What’s wrong with Turkey? Or, more to the point what is wrong with Turkey’s president that makes him so determined to fight, like a two a.m. drunk vowing to take on all comers?

Life is getting harder for objective journalists in Turkey, says cartoonist sued by Erdogan

Life is getting harder for objective journalists in Turkey, says cartoonist sued by Erdogan

Musa Kart faced nine year behind bars over a caricature of the Turkish president

Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague

Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague

When political cartoonist Musa Kart faced nine years in prison for “insulting” President Erdogan, his colleagues from around the world showed solidarity through their own caricatures

Turkey: Erdogan tightens the digital screws on free expression

Turkey: Erdogan tightens the digital screws on free expression

Turkey's new internet restrictions -- rushed through in early September -- spell trouble for the country's press. Catherine Stupp reports.

Padraig Reidy: The ugliness under Azerbaijan’s alternate reality

Padraig Reidy: The ugliness under Azerbaijan’s alternate reality

Post-Soviet Azerbaijan is a country built of facades; facades of modernity and wealth and progress and “democracy”. Facades that hide an underlying ugliness.

Turkey: Even mild criticism is not tolerated, says journalist labelled “shameless” by Erdogan

Turkey: Even mild criticism is not tolerated, says journalist labelled “shameless” by Erdogan

Index speaks to Amberin Zaman, the critical Turkish journalist who was recently told to "know [her] place" in a public tirade by president-elect Erdogan

Turkey: Presidential election shines spotlight on free speech challenges

Turkey: Presidential election shines spotlight on free speech challenges

Concerns about media and internet freedom as Erdogan looks set to make the switch from prime minister to president

Corruption and suppression: Adaptation based on a true story

Corruption and suppression: Adaptation based on a true story

Playwright and author Meltem Arikan guides you on an exploration of a corruption scandal enveloping a country, by imagining the UK as Turkey

Erdogan’s threat to shut down social media is warning for media freedom in Turkey

Erdogan’s threat to shut down social media is warning for media freedom in Turkey

The Turkish government continues to threaten internet freedom, placing added pressure on social media platforms, writes Catherine Stupp

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