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CPJ calls on UN to investigate murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi consulate

November 1, 2018 6:20 PM ET

CPJ calls on U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to request that the United Nations launch an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

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CPJ calls on Saudi Arabia to account for Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts

October 6, 2018 9:05 PM ET

New York, October 6, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Saudi Arabia to immediately account for the whereabouts of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Multiple news outlets reported today that Turkish authorities,...

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Turkish court upholds life sentences without parole for four journalists

October 3, 2018 3:25 PM ET

Istanbul, October 3, 2018--An Istanbul court of appeals yesterday upheld the sentences of life in prison without parole handed to four prominent Turkish journalists in February, media reported. Mehmet Altan, his brother Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak, and Fevzi Yazıcı were convicted of having links to the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah...

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CPJ expresses concern for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

October 3, 2018 11:17 AM ET

Beirut, October 3, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who has been living in self-imposed exile in the U.S. since 2017, and urges Saudi authorities to immediately disclose his whereabouts. Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post and a former editor-in-chief...

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Turkish court hands heavy sentences to Zaman journalists

July 6, 2018 3:38 PM ET

New York, July 6, 2018--Turkish authorities should drop all charges against six journalists who worked for the now-shuttered Zaman daily newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalists were found guilty today by a court in Istanbul and handed heavy prison sentences, BBC Türkçe and the daily...

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Turkey convicts Cumhuriyet journalists on terrorism charges

April 25, 2018 5:32 PM ET

Istanbul, April 25, 2018--An Istanbul court today convicted 14 people affiliated with the independent daily Cumhuriyet of aiding terrorist organizations and sentenced them to jail terms ranging between three and seven years, the newspaper reported. The court placed the journalists on probation and banned them from traveling until the...

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Turkey issues new arrest warrant for Can Dündar, asks Interpol to do same

April 2, 2018 1:22 PM ET

New York, April 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Turkish authorities to drop the politically motivated case against the exiled independent journalist Can Dündar, and allow him to do his work without fear of reprisal....

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Turkish authorities seize control of pro-Kurdish national daily

March 28, 2018 4:05 PM ET

Istanbul, March 28, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the takeover today by a government-affiliated body of one of the last remaining pro-Kurdish national dailies and called for authorities to immediately release at least 10 media staff detained during the raid and to return the outlet to its rightful...

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CPJ calls on European Council and European Commission to raise press freedom with Turkey

March 22, 2018 4:11 PM ET

CPJ calls on the presidents of the European Council and European Commission to request the release of Turkish journalists as a matter of priority during a scheduled meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in Varna, Bulgari.

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Turkey sentences at least 22 journalists on terrorism-related charges

March 8, 2018 4:42 PM ET

Istanbul, March 8, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a Turkish court's decision today to sentence at least 22 journalists to prison on terrorism-related charges, and called on Turkish authorities to release them without delay....

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