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Repression without borders: Turks order arrest of exiled writer in Spain

Repression without borders: Turks order arrest of exiled writer in Spain

09.08.2017Turkish-Swedish journalist Hamza Yalçin is behind bars in Spain after being arrested at an airport in Barcelona. The Turkish government is seeking to extradite him.more information

Turkey: more journalists arrested for encryption

Turkey: more journalists arrested for encryption

11.08.2017Turkish police have carried out early morning raids at the homes of 35 opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The reason: they use an encryption service called ByLock to protect their sources’ identity and keep their journalistic material confidential. Thirty-five warrants were issued. Nine journalists have been detained.more information

“Lying press“: prosecutors to probe attacks researched by ECPMF

“Lying press“: prosecutors to probe attacks researched by ECPMF

08.08.2017The Green Party of Saxony, Germany, urges the justice department to do more to protect journalists. The Interior Ministry of the State will order the investigation of more cases of attacks on journalists.more information

"Accusations are absurd, evidence is flimsy" – ECPMF on observing the "Cumhuriyet" trial

04.08.2017For one week, ECPMF's Advocacy Officer Nora Wehofsits was part of an international freedom of expression delegation to observe and monitor the trial against 17 media workers of the Turkish newspaper "Cumhuriyet". She wrote a live blog of what was happening in the stuffy court room. This is her personal review.more information

"Cumhuriyet" trial: The powerful "manifesto" of cartoonist Musa Kart

03.08.2017"Those opposed to democracy do not like humorists". The statement of "Cumhuriyet"'s cartoonist in the trial accusing him and other journalists of "terrorism" becomes a "manifesto" on the role of journalism and satire in nowadays Turkey.more information

Joint statement by international observers on the

Joint statement by international observers on the "Cumhuriyet" trial

28.07.2017Representatives from international free expression groups and professional journalist organizations observed the proceedings in Istanbul this week on the criminal trial of 17 journalists and executives from the newspaper "Cumhuriyet".more information

The non-investigation of Pavel Sheremet's death

The non-investigation of Pavel Sheremet's death

03.08.2017Human rights defenders including Rebecca Harms MEP and Alan Rusbridger, former editor of “The Guardian”, are urging the Ukrainian authorities to properly investigate the death of a journalist who was murdered in a car bomb attack in July 2016.more information



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Read ECPMF's in-depth blog on the "Cumhuriyet" trial in Istanbul

Threats
A stuffy room in the Çağlayan Justice Palace in Istanbul: 17 media workers of Turkey's oldest newspaper, "Cumhuriyet", were dragged to court. For one week, the ECPMF observed this trial against press freedom. Please find all the details in our blog.more information

ECPMF ECtHR Conference e-book is online

Legal
The ECPMF ECtHR conference in Strasbourg resulted in fruitful discussions of the ECtHR’s recent case law relating to freedom of expression, media and journalism. Read the e-book now.more information


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