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Unidentified assailants raid 4 broadcasters in Baghdad, assault staffers

October 7, 2019 2:20 PM ET

Beirut, October 7, 2019 -- Iraqi authorities should immediately investigate the recent attacks against four broadcasters in Baghdad and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Abdel Karim al-Khaiwani

September 18, 2019 11:03 PM ET

Al-Khaiwani, editor of the opposition weekly Al-Shoura (The Consultation), began serving a one-year prison sentence. He was convicted of incitement, insulting the president, publishing false news, and causing tribal and sectarian discrimination. Al-Khaiwani's lawyer, Jamal al-Jaabi, told CPJ that al-Khaiwani...

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Necmiye Alpay

September 18, 2019 10:58 PM ET

Alpay, a writer, linguist, and member of the shuttered daily newspaper Özgür Gündem's advisory board, was detained on August 31, 2016, after she testified to prosecutors in Istanbul. Istanbul's Eighth Court for Serious Crimes arraigned her on the same day...

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Aslı Erdoğan

September 18, 2019 10:58 PM ET

Police detained Erdoğan, a novelist, scientist, columnist, and member of the shuttered daily newspaper Özgür Gündem's advisory board, at her home in Istanbul on August 16, 2016. Istanbul's Fourth Court of Penal Peace on August 19, 2016, arraigned her on...

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Vildan Atmaca

September 18, 2019 10:57 PM ET

Idris Yılmaz, a reporter with the pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency, and Vildan Atmaca, a reporter with the women's news agency Jin Haber Ajansı, were detained in the Erciş district of Van, a city in eastern Turkey, on November 13, 2015,...

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Ozan Kilinc

September 18, 2019 10:54 PM ET

Kilinc, editor-in-chief of the Kurdish daily Azadiya Welat, Turkey’s sole Kurdish-language daily, was charged under the country’s Anti-Terror Law with spreading propaganda for the banned Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK. A criminal court in Diyarbakir sentenced the journalist to 21...

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Gurbet Cakar

September 18, 2019 10:54 PM ET

Cakar, editor-in-chief of the Kurdish women’s magazine Rengê Hevîya Jinê (The Color of Women’s Hope), was charged under the country’s Anti-Terror Law with spreading the propaganda of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK. Prosecutors sought a 20-year prison term...

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Vedat Kurşun

September 18, 2019 10:53 PM ET

Kurşun, former editor-in-chief of Azadiya Welat, Turkey’s sole Kurdish-language daily, was arrested at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, according to the press freedom group Bia. He was charged under the country’s Anti-Terror Law with spreading propaganda for the banned Kurdistan Workers Party,...

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Ragip Duran

September 18, 2019 10:53 PM ET

Duran, Istanbul correspondent for the French-language daily Liberation and a veteran reporter who has worked for the Agence France-Presse news agency, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the now-defunct pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem, and other Turkish daily newspapers, began serving a 10-month...

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Ayten Öztürk

September 18, 2019 10:53 PM ET

On September 19, 1997, an arrest warrant was issued for Öztürk, editor of the leftist weekly Kurtulus, for violating Article 168/1 of the Penal Code. Öztürk surrendered to the court on October 13, and thereupon was charged with leading the...

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