Category: Censorship

A Terrorist Lives in Turkey

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Since summer last year Turkish armed forces have been laying siege on neighborhoods and entire districts in Kurdish towns and cities under the guise of state-imposed, around-the-clock curfews, killing more than 250 civilians and displacing 350,000 people in the Kurdish …

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Two Kurdish minors arrested by Turkish authorities for protesting

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Two Kurdish teenagers have been arrested by Turkish authorities in Derik district of Mardin on alleged membership of a terrorist organisation. The minors, aged 16 and 17 were detained for participating in a demonstration in solidarity with the autonomous Kurdish …

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Interview: Roj TV, ECHR and Wikileaks

Posted on by Naila Bozo

In July 2013, I penned a piece about the trial of the Kurdish TV-station Roj TV at the Supreme Court in Denmark and its alleged links to PKK. I wrote about the dubious grounds that the final verdict was based …

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CPJ: Mountain Of Impunity Looms Over Kurdistan Journalists

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

The Alliance for Kurdish Rights is committed to mobilize public opinion, collect information and disseminate knowledge about human rights abuses against the Kurdish people throughout the Middle East. This also applies to human rights abuses in the Kurdistan Regional Government …

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May 2014 not begin with yet another funeral

Posted on by Naila Bozo

The Kurdish people were still in mourning, commemorating the one-year-anniversary of the Roboskî Massacre that claimed the lives of 34 civilian Kurdish boys and men. Then news came in the second week of January that three Kurdish women had been …

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Turkey: World’s biggest prison for journalists – again

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

                    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has issued a special report that puts Turkey as the number 1 country in the world with the most jailed journalists for the second …

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Another journalist murdered in Southern Kurdistan

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Kawa Garmyani, a 32 year-old journalist in Southern Kurdistan’s Kelar town was fatally shot in his own home. Recently, he wrote several critical articles about Kurdish politicians and uncovered incidents of corruption. On the 5th of December, unknown men knocked …

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How Turkey Uses Facebook to Repress Kurds

Posted on by Tasbeeh Herwees

Last year, the American news website, Gawker, released internal documents from within an outsourcing firm which employs “content moderators” to screen content posted on Facebook. Gawker obtained the documents from an employee of the firm, Amine Derkaoui, a 21-year old Moroccan …

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