Category : Turkey

Kurdish women journalists pioneering a new way of reporting

alt informationKurdish women at Turkey’s only feminist news website, Jin News, and elsewhere are taking a new approach to journalism. This being Turkey, they haven’t escaped pressure: Many have been detained, put on trial or threatened.

Turkey’s journalists have sacrificed their freedom in the pursuit of truth

alt informationRecent developments in Turkey, once seen as a role model of the Muslim world, have shown that concepts such as the rule of law and right to free speech are no longer welcome by the Erdogan government

Europe must not abandon the Altans and Turkey’s other jailed journalists

alt informationTwo of Turkey's most prominent writers, brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, were sentenced to life in prison on Friday 16 February 2018.

A black day for press freedom and justice in Turkey

alt informationIndex on Censorship strongly condemns Turkey’s sentencing of six defendants -- including journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilcak -- to aggravated life sentences.

Turkey reporter stayed one step ahead of crackdown

alt informationAbdullah Bozkurt, the Ankara bureau chief for Today’s Zaman was forced into exile after the failed July 2016 coup in Turkey.

Two journalists face up to 45 years for ‘espionage’

alt informationTwo journalists for the shuttered pro-Kurdish Dihaber agency are facing up to 45 years in prison on terror and espionage charges even though their reporting is the only evidence that has been presented by prosecutors.

Turkey’s politically motivated trials: Targeting Academics for Peace

alt informationSince January 2016 the Academics for Peace case has become one of the symbols of the crackdown on democracy in Turkey.

Kurdish reporter sentenced to more than 8 years

alt informationKurdish reporter Nedim Türfent has been sentenced to 8 years and 9 months in prison on charges of “membership of a terrorist organisation.”

Jean-Paul Marthoz: Commercial interference in the European media

alt informationJean-Paul Marthoz explores how commercial interference can impact journalism in Europe.

Annual appeal: “Our mission will continue and we will persist”

alt informationDon’t let the bullies win - help us champion the people who are fighting back. People like Freedom of Expression Awards fellows Turkey Blocks.