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Journalists attacked in Cyprus since 1992

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Balancing Act

September 29, 2015 4:00 AM ET

Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values The European Union strives to be a global leader in press freedom but faces challenges from member states that have criminal defamation and blasphemy laws, and have introduced counterterrorism measures, including mass surveillance. The EU has made press...

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Balancing Act

September 29, 2015 4:00 AM ET

Summary The European Union describes itself as a model for press freedom and an exemplary global power. Although many of its 28 member states feature at the top of international press freedom rankings, there are significant challenges that undermine press freedom and new threats are emerging....

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Media group CEO shot dead in Cyprus

January 12, 2010 4:22 PM ET

New York, January 12, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Cypriot authorities today to thoroughly investigate the murder of Andis Hadjicostis, chief executive officer of Dias Media Group, who was gunned down Monday in the capital city of Nicosia....

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Europe Snapshots

February 5, 2007 11:33 AM ET

Attacks & Developments Throughout the Region...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Europe and Central Asia Snapshots

February 5, 2007 10:08 AM ET

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CYPRUS: TV crew arrested at Nicosia crossing

August 25, 2006 12:00 PM ET

August 25, 2006 Posted: September 25, 2006 Adonis Pallikarides, Sigma TV Nikitas Dalitis, Sigma TV IMPRISONED Police in northern Cyprus arrested reporter Pallikarides and cameraman Dalitis of the private television network, Sigma TV, who were interviewing Turkish Cypriot shopkeepers on Ledra Street in the capital Nicosia, local and international press...

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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: Europe & Central Asia Snapshots

February 16, 2006 11:33 AM ET

Attacks and developments throughout the region...

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European Court faults investigation in case of murdered journalist

March 31, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 31, 2005—The European Court for Human Rights ruled today that Turkish authorities did not conduct an effective investigation into the July 1996 murder of journalist Kutlu Adali in Cyprus and ordered the government to pay 20,000 euros (US $26,000) in damages to his wife. Ilkay Adali sought...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Cyprus

March 31, 2003 12:08 PM ET

Some 35,000 Turkish troops are stationed in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), founded after Turkey invaded the northern half of the Mediterranean island in 1974. The island remains divided into a more prosperous ethnic Greek sector in the south and an isolated and impoverished ethnic Turkish sector...

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