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Trial for Turkey journalists in energy minister email case

Six journalists and media employees in Turkey face trial today in Istanbul on accusations of spreading terrorist propaganda and revealing state secrets stemming from leftist hackers’ release of emails last year from a private account of the country’s energy minister, the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Three of the six – Tunca Öğreten, former […]

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Groups intervene in Cumhuriyet case before ECHR

Thirteen international free expression and media freedom defenders yesterday filed a brief with the European Court of Human Rights supporting a challenge by journalists and administrators from Turkey’s independent daily Cumhuriyet to their lengthy pre-trial detention on charges of allegedly supporting terrorists. ARTICLE 19, the Association of European Journalists (AEJ), the Committee to Protect Journalists […]

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#MemberComment: Kadri Gürsel: ‘I’m proud to be one of you’

Dear IPI members, colleagues and friends, As you might know, I was detained and jailed in Istanbul’s infamous Silivri prison together with eight other colleagues from the Cumhuriyet daily newspaper at the end of last October. This was an arbitrary political operation aiming at silencing the newspaper for which I was writing columns and serving […]

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International groups unite to demand justice in Malta killing

The killing Monday of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb has sparked shock and outrage across Europe. “The murder of a journalist in an EU member state is incredibly disturbing and underscores the dangers journalists everywhere face in their efforts to uncover wrongdoing,” International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Barbara Trionfi […]

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