Category: Journalists

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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Kurdish correspondent detained in Istanbul

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Mütha Çetin, a correspondent working for Dicle News Agency (mostly covers news about the Kurdish issue) has been detained in Istanbul, Fırat News Agency (ANF) reported. Çetin has been detained by police officers for an unknown reason while trying to …

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Turkey named one of the “Worst Jailers of Journalists” on Press Freedom Day

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On World Press Freedom Day the International Federation of Journalists put forward a statement calling out the worst jailers of journalists – China, Iran, Eritrea, and Turkey. “The only thing they (the journalists) are guilty of is fulfilling their professional duty as …

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Journalists protest for media freedom on Kurdish Press Day

Posted on by Tasbeeh Herwees

Kurdish journalists gathered in Hewler on Monday to demonstrate against attacks on Kurdish press freedom. They held up “yellow cards”, a warning to Iraqi officials that violations on their press liberties must stop. The 22nd was a significant day for …

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Interview with ROJ TV director: ROJ TV is facing an international conspiracy

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In January 2012 the City Court in Denmark ruled that the Kurdish TV-station ROJ TV from February 7, 2008 to February 10, 2010 had acted as a mouthpiece for PKK, a Kurdish rebel group fighting for Kurdish rights in Turkey. …

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Solidarity Letters from Political Prisoners in Turkey

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The number of political prisoners in Turkey is increasing on a daily basis. Despite Turkey being criticised for its crackdowns on mostly Kurdish but also Turkish journalists, lawyers, politicians and activists, there hasn’t been sufficient pressure on Turkey to end …

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Turkey’s War Against the Power of the Pen

Posted on by Suzan Boulad (Syria)

“[There is] no difference between the bullets fired in [Kurdish land] and the articles written in Ankara.” -Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin The headlines out of Turkey today are dramatic. In what Reuters has called the “Biggest Media Case” …

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Kurdish prisoners Mohmmad Kaboodvand and Hossein Maleki on hunger strike in Iran

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Human rights activist Mohmmad Seddigh Kaboodvand was transferred to the Evin Prison infirmary on the tenth day of his hunger strike against his unfair detention by the Iranian government. Kaboodvand began his hunger strike on May 26th after he was denied a …

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