Category : Turkey

In the name of liberty…

alt informationEditor-in-chief Rachael Jolley argues in the winter 2019 issue of Index on Censorship magazine that a new generation of democratic leaders is actively eroding essential freedoms

Project Exile: Turkish journalist still fearful in Germany

alt informationTurkish journalist Zübeyde Sari began her career in 2009. By 2018, following President Erdogan's crack down on the media, she was forced to flee.

Contents: The Big Noise: How Macho Leaders Hide their Weakness by Stifling Dissent, Debate and Democracy

alt informationThe winter 2019 edition of Index on Censorship magazine looks at how the current macho world leaders are hiding their weaknesses by crushing dissent

The Big Noise

alt informationThe winter 2019 issue of Index on Censorship looks at how macho leaders are hiding their weakness by attacking our freedoms

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.

Zehra Dogan: I became more widely known after winning the Index Freedom of Expression Award

alt informationWe caught up with Dogan to find out what she has been working on since winning the Index on Censorship award.

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

Index calls on European Court of Human Rights to support Kurdish journalist 

alt information  Global press freedom groups, including Index on Censorship, argue Turkey no longer offers domestic remedy A coalition of 10 international press freedom and journalism organisations has intervened at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in support of a case brought by İdris Sayılğan, a Turkish-Kurdish journalist jailed since 2016 on baseless anti-terror charges. […]