Category: Free speech

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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Erdogan Deserves No Praise

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Time Magazine is calling on readers to cast their vote for the people they think have changed the world – both for better or worse. Among the selected persons one can find Bashar al-Assad, Pope Francis, Bill Gates, Kim Jong-Un, …

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The government that sought revenge on its people

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Imagine a government that serves its people and not itself; a government that strives to implement laws and regulations that provide grounds for the empowerment of freedom, equality and individuality. A government that is always aware that it consists of …

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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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What peace process, Erdogan and Barzanî?

Posted on by Naila Bozo

On November 16, Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, uttered the word “Kurdistan” in public when he was giving a speech in the Kurdish city of Amed, its official name being Diyarbakir after order from Atatürk in 1937, the …

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