“EU must stop its double standards with Turkey”

Press freedom groups to hold press conference in Brussels

New York, December 11, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists will take part in a joint press conference on Turkey’s press freedom record, alongside Reporters Without Borders and the European Federation of Journalists. The press conference, “EU must stop its double standards with Turkey,” will be held in Brussels on December 15, 2015.

CPJ’s EU correspondent Jean-Paul Marthoz, along with Johann Bihr, from Reporters Without Borders, and Mehmet Koksal, from the European Federation of Journalists, will discuss EU policies toward Turkey in light of its worsening press freedom record and will call on the EU to ensure protection of journalists’ rights in Turkey remains a key part of negotiations as the country applies for EU member status.

The event corresponds with the release on December 15 of CPJ’s annual prison census. It also relates to CPJ’s special report on press freedom in the EU, which was released earlier this year.

WHAT: Press conference on imprisoned journalists in Turkey and EU policies.

WHEN: December 15, 2015

1-3 p.m. CET

WHERE: Press Club Brussels Europe

Rue Froissart 95

1040 Brussels


CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide

Media Contacts:

Samantha Libby

Advocacy Officer

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Ashley Parent

Communications Associate

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