[Interview] Democracy merely a dream in Turkey since the 2013 Gezi protests, says graphic...

Italian graphic artist Gianluca Costantini said in an interview with the Stockholm Center for Freedom that democracy in Turkey had been only a dream...

[Interview] Documenting human rights violations is very important for bringing accountability and change, ICTJ...

Executive director of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) Fernando Travesí said in an interview with the Stockholm Center for Freedom that it...

[Interview] Economic downturns have a great impact on the rise of hate speech, INACH...

Chairman of the International Network Against Cyber Hate (INACH) Philippe Schmidt said in an interview with the Stockholm Center for Freedom that in countries...

[Interview] Index on Censorship will continue to monitor government suppression of the media in...

Author and journalist Jemimah Steinfeld said in an interview with the Stockholm Center for Freedom that the jailing of journalists in Turkey is worrying...

‘Greek authorities need to know they are sending us back to prison,’ say Turkish...

"Greek authorities have to realize that by pushing us back to Turkey, they are sending us to prison," said S., who was sent back...

[Interview] Turkey is the worst of the worst when it comes to transnational repression:...

Transnational repression expert Dr. Edward Lemon said in an interview with the Stockholm Center for Freedom that Turkey was one of the countries that...

[Interview] Turkey cannot be considered a safe country for migrants and asylum seekers, says...

Member of the European Parliament Tineke Strik said in an interview with the Stockholm Center for Freedom that Turkey cannot be considered a safe...

[Interview] Ruth Ben-Ghiat: ‘Any society can be susceptible to strongman figures if it’s the...

American historian and political commentator Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat said in an interview with the Stockholm Center for Freedom that any society can be susceptible...

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