Turkish authorities raid independent media company
September 2, 2015 4:57 PM ET
New York, September 2, 2015--Turkish police on Tuesday raided the offices of a media group, in what one editor called an attempt to silence opposition media ahead of November parliamentary elections, according to news reports. The move follows terrorism charges...
Turkish editor given suspended prison term for insulting Erdoğan on Twitter
June 19, 2015 2:13 PM ET
New York, June 19, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a suspended prison term given to the editor of the English-language Turkish daily Today's Zaman on Wednesday on charges of insulting then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a July 2014...
Erdoğan threatens Cumhuriyet, editor-in-chief over arms smuggling report
June 1, 2015 6:14 PM ET
Istanbul, June 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's legal threats against pro-opposition daily newspaper Cumhuriyet and Can Dündar, its editor-in-chief, whom the president accused of espionage during a live broadcast Sunday night on state-run...
Turkish parliament passes restrictive Internet bill
March 20, 2015 2:43 PM ET
New York, March 20, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed at the passage of a bill late Thursday by Turkish Parliament. The bill will allow Turkish cabinet members to ban websites deemed harmful to national security without a court...
CPJ calls on Turkish government to reverse anti-press measures
February 9, 2015 12:21 PM ET
Dear Prime Minister Davutoğlu: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express alarm at a fresh wave of anti-press actions in Turkey and to ask that you use the power of your office to reverse the measures.
China is world's worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record
December 17, 2014 12:01 AM ET
More than 200 journalists are imprisoned for their work for the third consecutive year, reflecting a global surge in authoritarianism. China is the world’s worst jailer of journalists in 2014. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari...
Turkey's reform fatigue, the EU's enlargement fatigue, and press freedom
October 9, 2014 1:23 PM ET
"The European Commission expressed serious concern about developments in the area of rule of law and fundamental rights (in Turkey)." It is progress report season in Brussels. As every year in early October, the commissioner in charge of enlargement...