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Press freedom groups express solidarity with journalists in Turkey

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The International and European Federations of Journalists, their Turkish affiliate TGS and seven other international press freedom organisations yesterday adopted a Declaration in Istanbul expressing solidarity with journalists in Turkey. The Declaration followed an international mission led by the International ...

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What unions, governments and employers must do to defend freedom of association?

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Journalists from across the Balkans and Eastern Europe met in Belgrade (Serbia) on 10-11 October 2015 to discuss the status of journalism in the region and the campaign for freedom of association to enable journalists to freely organise in unions. ...

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Turkey: Kurdish daily attacked and 32 journalists interrogated

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The offices of the Kurdish daily newspaper Azadiya Welat and Kurdish news agency DIHA in Diyabakir (Turkey) have been attacked on 28/09/2015 by police forces and 32 journalists and media workers were taken into custody for interrogation for more than ...

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Conference to tackle press freedom and labor rights in Turkey

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“Jailed journalists, threshold for collective bargaining, no freelancers rights, refusals of press cards, restrictions of accreditation, growing prosecutions, less freedom to publish.” This bleak picture will be at the heart of an upcoming conference on press freedom and labor rights ...

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Currently in Turkey: online censorship, attacks against media and detention of journalists

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The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) are jointly calling the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to immediately lift all the bans against news organisation, protect press freedom (including journalists’ work places) and release ...

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EFJ and IFJ urge Turkey to release two UK journalists facing terror charges

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The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have today backed their affiliate in Great Britain and Ireland, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), in urging the Turkish authorities to immediately release British journalists Jake ...

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Ongoing censorship blocks critical media

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A black curtain has been preventing the public from receiving news since certain media outlets’ websites have had all access to their sites from within Turkey blocked since July 25, just as the cease-fire between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ ...

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Turkey: 18 journalists threatened with 7.5 years in jail

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(Brussels, 05.08.2015) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have demanded Turkey to drop immediately the “terrorism charges” against 18 journalists who could face 7.5 years in prison for publishing a photo. Following a ...

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Attacks on journalists covering labour issues are unacceptable

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The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have today expressed deep concerns about the violence used against journalists and media workers covering labour issues in Turkey. “International standards like freedom of association, right to ...

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Police in Turkey attacked journalists during LGBTI pride parade

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On Sunday (28/06/2015), the police in Istanbul used tear gas and water cannon to disperse LGBTi Pride Parade peaceful participants before even the beginning of the demonstration. Journalists and press photographers have prevented by the police from doing their job. ...

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