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Turkish far-right party drafts bill to keep media outlets with foreign funding in check

Turkey’s far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), an ally of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), has introduced a bill designed to restrict the...

Violation of women journalists’ rights continues in Turkey

The violation of women journalists’ rights in Turkey continued in September, according to a monthly reportreleased by the Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ). “At...

OSCE media freedom representative urges acquittal of Turkish journalists Önderoğlu, Nesin and human rights...

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro on Wednesday urged Turkish authorities to acquit journalists...

Advocacy group launches campaign for release of jailed journalist Ünal

Jailed Journos, an advocacy organization that helps imprisoned press members in Turkey make their stories heard, on Tuesday launched a campaign on social media...

CoE platform asks Turkish gov’t about death threats against Jiyan News editor İdris Yayla

The Council of Europe’s platform to promote the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists on Thursday issued a media freedom alert about...

Turkish press agency imposes record number of advertising bans on Cumhuriyet daily

Turkey’s Press Advertising Agency (BİK), the state body responsible for regulating publicly funded advertisements in the media, has imposed a record number of advertising...

Jailed Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent made honorary member of PEN Melbourne

Jailed Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent, who worked as a correspondent for the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DIHA), was made an honorary member of PEN...

3 Turkish newspapers targeted in defamation case for reporting on parliamentary question

Three Turkish dailies were targeted in a civil lawsuit for reporting on a parliamentary question about claims that a company partly owned by the...

Turkish authorities continue to use failed coup attempt as excuse to clamp down on...

Turkish authorities continue to use a 2016 coup attempt as an excuse to clamp down on critical voices, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)...

5 Turkish journalists sentenced to prison on terrorism charges

A court in Antalya province convicted three journalists of membership in a terrorist organization and two others of aiding a terrorist organization over their...

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