Hrant Dink

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Mission Journal: Media under growing pressure in Turkey

July 27, 2011 10:40 AM ET

Turkey is awash in media. The newsstands of Istanbul are buried under some 35 dailies of every format and political stripe. The airwaves are thick with TV channels and Internet penetration is tracking an economy growing at Chinese speed....

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Journalists held without due process in Turkey

July 25, 2011 3:44 PM ET

Dear Minister Ergin: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending the rights of journalists worldwide, is alarmed by the ongoing detention of journalists in Turkey. We are also concerned by the large number of criminal cases opened against reporters under the sweeping provisions of the Turkish Criminal Code and Anti-Terrorism Act.

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Paris and Brussels mobilize for Hrant Dink murder trial

February 11, 2011 5:03 PM ET

On January 19, 2007, Hrant Dink, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Armenian-Turkish weekly Agos, was gunned down in front of his office building in Istanbul. The murder sent shockwaves through the Turkish and international human rights and press...

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Turkey must bring justice in Dink murder after ECHR ruling

September 15, 2010 3:14 PM ET

New York, September 15, 2010--On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) based in Strasbourg, ruled that Turkey failed to protect the life and freedom of expression of murdered Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the...

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European Court may fault Turkey in Dink murder case

September 9, 2010 4:58 PM ET

Turkish journalists are hoping a ruling next week by the European Court of Human Rights will bring justice for slain editor Hrant Dink at least one step closer. Prosecutors have dragged their feet in this case, which goes to...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Middle East and North Africa Developments

February 16, 2010 12:02 AM ET

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Editor killed by unknown gunmen in Turkey

December 21, 2009 4:51 PM ET

New York, December 21, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Turkish authorities today to locate the killers of journalist Cihan Hayırsevener and bring them to justice. Hayırsevener, at left, editor of the local daily newspaper Güney Marmara’da Yaşam,...

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A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action

October 19, 2009 9:07 AM ET

We've launched a new section of our Web site, and we hope you take a few minutes to read some of its pages. There is one, for example, on Russian reporter Natalya Estemirova, who dared to examine human rights...

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Two years without Anna

October 7, 2008 2:58 PM ET

I met Anna Politkovskaya in person only once, in 2005. She was in New York to collect yet another journalism award, and stopped by CPJ one October afternoon. I remember her crossing the lobby with an even, determined step....

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Turkey

February 5, 2008 10:20 AM ET

TURKEY The murder of an outspoken newspaper editor underlined a troubling year in which journalists continued to be the targets of criminal prosecution and government censorship. Hrant Dink, the Turkish-Armenian editor of the bilingual weekly Agos, was gunned down...

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