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Ece Temelkuran: Turkey’s drive to make theatre “suitable”

Ece Temelkuran: Turkey’s drive to make theatre “suitable”

Journalist and author Ece Temelkuran discusses the role of the Turkish ministry of culture in censoring theatre productions.

Turkish journalists honour international organisations

Turkish journalists honour international organisations

The Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) on Thursday gave a 2016 Press Freedom Award to a coalition of international organisations, including Index on Censorship, that have worked in concert since last year to support journalists in the country and fight an ongoing deterioration in the state of press freedom.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-18 August

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-18 August

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-10 August

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-10 August

Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe.

200 Turkish journalists blacklisted from parliament

200 Turkish journalists blacklisted from parliament

One of the most vital duties of a journalist -- in any democracy -- is to report on the day-to-day operations of a country's parliament. But 200 Turkish journalists have been barred.

Yavuz Baydar: As academic freedom recedes, intellectuals begin an exodus from Turkey

Yavuz Baydar: As academic freedom recedes, intellectuals begin an exodus from Turkey

The stream may be small right now, a trickle, but it is unmistakable. Turkey's academics and its secular elite are quietly and slowly making their way for the exits.

Yavuz Baydar: Turkey cancelling journalists’ passports en masse

Yavuz Baydar: Turkey cancelling journalists’ passports en masse

"Turkish police have cancelled all the journalists' passports since July 15." This tweet landed in my timeline on Monday morning. The author was Selina Doğan, an opposition deputy and a lawyer.

Youth Advisory Board: Free speech issues around the world

Youth Advisory Board: Free speech issues around the world

For the past six months the Index on Censorship Youth Advisory Board has attended monthly online meetings to debate free speech issues and completed tasks

20 Sep: Author Ece Temelkuran on the struggles that have shaped Turkey

20 Sep: Author Ece Temelkuran on the struggles that have shaped Turkey

Join Index on Censorship’s CEO Jodie Ginsberg as she presents an evening with award-winning journalist and novelist Ece Temelkuran to discuss her latest book Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy.

15 Sep: The State of Turkey with Kaya Genç, Ece Temelkuran and Daniel Trilling

15 Sep: The State of Turkey with Kaya Genç, Ece Temelkuran and Daniel Trilling

Index on Censorship magazine contributing editor Kaya Genç discusses Turkey's evolution with Ece Temelkuran

Yavuz Baydar: Turkey takes wife of journalist hostage

Yavuz Baydar: Turkey takes wife of journalist hostage

As I've been writing for months now, the job that runs the highest risk in Turkey is, without a shred of doubt, journalism.

Yavuz Baydar: Half-truths in the age of Turkey’s emergency rule

Yavuz Baydar: Half-truths in the age of Turkey’s emergency rule

Turkey's third post-coup week has been full of uncertainties, suspicion and concern. As of Wednesday morning there were 1,297 individuals subject to an international travel ban, among them 35 journalists and 51 lawyers.

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