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Turkey’s Constitutional Court fails to uphold journalists’ rights

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day 2019, Turkey’s Constitutional Court took the staggering decision to rule, after over two years, that the arbitrary arrest and detention of four former journalists with the secular newspaper Cumhuriyet did not violate their rights to liberty and free expression. After a session on May 2, the Court […]

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Turkey’s journalists: besieged, but not defeated

With 139 journalists in prison, many more being tried on charges ranging from terrorism to aiding terrorist organizations and some 121 media organizations shut down since July 2016, press freedom in Turkey has been severely undermined by the government. Despite these challenges that are many independent journalists in the country trying to uphold press freedom. […]

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IPI Turkey National Committee Chair marks World Press Freedom Day

On May 3, the World Press Freedom Day, the International Press Institute (IPI) Board member and Turkish National Committee Chair Kadri Gürsel marked the day with a solidarity message with his co-defendants in the Cumhuriyet trial, which was finalized in April 2018, handing ruthless jail terms to 14 journalist and executives of independent daily Cumhuriyet. Gürsel highlighted […]

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‘Today we witness a wide range of attacks on independent journalism’

On the occasion of  World Press Freedom Day, IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi looks at some of the most concerning trends negatively impacting press freedom and independent journalism across the world and sheds some light on strategies to revert them. Click here to read IPI’s full statement on World Press Freedom Day.

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