Hrant Dink

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Journalists killed in 2007

December 18, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Journalist Deaths Hit Decade Peak Half in Iraq; record number in Somalia...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Turkey

February 5, 2007 11:05 AM ET

TURKEY A wave of criminal prosecutions against the press reignited doubts about Turkey’s commitment to Western-style democracy and a free press just one year after the nation began formal talks for European Union membership. Journalists and writers found themselves the...

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Turkish-Armenian editor murdered in Istanbul

January 19, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 19, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder today of a prominent Turkish-Armenian editor outside his newspaper’s offices in Istanbul. Hrant Dink, 52, managing editor of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, was shot three times in...

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Hrant Dink

January 19, 2007 12:01 AM ET

On January 19, 2007, Hrant Dink, 52, managing editor of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos, was shot outside his newspaper's offices in Istanbul. Dink had received numerous death threats from nationalist Turks who viewed his iconoclastic journalism, particularly on the...

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Appeals court upholds jail term for Turkish-Armenian journalist

July 12, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 12, 2006— The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ruling yesterday by Turkey’s High Court of Appeals to uphold the six-month suspended prison sentence of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. Dink, managing editor of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian weekly...

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Turkey: Nationalism and the Press

March 16, 2006 12:00 AM ET

By Robert Mahoney As Turkish nationalist resist European tilt, free expression is a victim....

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Middle East Snapshots

February 16, 2006 11:22 AM ET

Attacks and developments throughout the region...

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Journalists face criminal prosecution

December 14, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, December 14, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the recent prosecution of journalists under laws that criminalize comment about the Turkish state, its institutions, and history. In the past three months, the authorities have used the...

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Journalist convicted on charge of ‘insulting Turkish identity'

October 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 12, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the conviction of a Turkish-Armenian journalist on a charge of "insulting and weakening Turkish identity through the media" An Istanbul court on Friday sentenced Hrant Dink, 52, editor-in-chief of the...

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