journalism is not a crime

50 journalists jailed in Turkey

Many journalists in Turkey are being persecuted and kept in jail all over the country. Journalism is not a crime. Free them all. NAME-SURNAME INSTITUTUION POSITION Abdulkadir Turay Dicle News Agency (DİHA) Reporter Ahmet Altan Taraf Newspaper Editor-in-Chef / Columnist Ahmet Feyzullah Ozyurt Cihan News Agency Reporter Alaattin Akkasoglu Kütahya Akis Newspaper Owner Ali Ahmet…

Press freedom in Turkey: Repression is all too real

Tim Dawson traveled to Turkey from November 27-30 2019 to observe and monitor journalists trials as well as participate in an International Conference within the framework of the “Journalism is not a crime” EU-funded project implemented by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Turkish Journalists Union (TGS).…

Daily Hurriyet fires 45 employees

Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper has fired 45 of its employees, including several senior journalists, in an unprecedented move that triggered an outrage among press freedom advocates. Most of the managing editors, reporters and other personnel who were laid off received the notice on Oct. 31, which was delivered to their homes while they were still working…

EFJ elects Kuleli with highest vote for Steering Committee

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), which is the largest organization of journalists in Europe, representing over 320,000 journalists in 72 journalists’ organizations across 45 countries, has elected Turkish delegate Mustafa Kuleli to its Steering Committee with the highest number of votes. Journo editor-in-chief and Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) executive Kuleli received 113 votes…