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23 Sept: “Don’t remain silent” on Turkey. Vigil for teacher Ayşe Çelik and imprisoned writers

23 Sept: “Don’t remain silent” on Turkey. Vigil for teacher Ayşe Çelik and imprisoned writers

Join Index on Censorship for a vigil outside the Turkish embassy in support of Ayşe Çelik, a Turkish teacher facing charges.

Does anonymity need to be defended? Autumn magazine 2016

Does anonymity need to be defended? Autumn magazine 2016

Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson writes on the damage done when her cover was blown, journalist John Lloyd looks at how terrorist attacks have affected surveillance needs worldwide, Bangladeshi blogger Ananya Azad explains why he was forced into exile after violent attacks on secular writers, philosopher Julian Baggini looks

Turkey: Think you are free? Think again

Turkey: Think you are free? Think again

If made out of the right stuff a journalist is a tough nut. Some of us are, you may say, born that way. Our profession lives in our cells. We are compelled to do what our DNA instructs us to do.

Can Dündar: “We have your wife. Come back or she’s gone”

Can Dündar: “We have your wife. Come back or she’s gone”

I had not imagined that a state could become no better than a criminal syndicate. But the Turkish state has become one.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 2-8 September

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 2-8 September

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

International organisations condemn crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey

International organisations condemn crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey

An international delegation of civil society organisations visited Istanbul to demonstrate solidarity with writers, journalists and media outlets in Turkey.

12 Sept: Turkey beyond the headlines

12 Sept: Turkey beyond the headlines

What can be made of recent events in Turkey where a coup attempt was stopped by people on the streets? Asia House is pleased to welcome acclaimed writer Kaya Genç

Kaya Genç: “This is your future … if your generation does not fight for it, it will be a disastrous one”

Kaya Genç: “This is your future … if your generation does not fight for it, it will be a disastrous one”

In his new book, Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey, Index on Censorship magazine contributing editor Kaya Genç explores the country’s struggles through the eyes of Gezi Park protesters, pro-government conservatives, artists, censored journalists and more.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 19 August-1 September

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 19 August-1 September

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

Turkey: Charges must be dropped in high-profile trial of journalists following failed coup

Turkey: Charges must be dropped in high-profile trial of journalists following failed coup

Index on Censorship joins international NGOs to call on Turkey to drop charges against five journalists.

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.

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