Turkey frees 2 VICE News reporters but third remains in custody
September 3, 2015 12:32 PM ET
New York, September 3, 2015--A Turkish court early today ordered the release of VICE News' British journalists Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, according to their outlet. A third journalist, Mohammed Ismael Rasool, an Iraqi who is based in Turkey, is...
Turkey should drop terrorism charges against detained VICE crew
September 1, 2015 1:52 PM ET
Dear Prime Minister Davutoğlu: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent international press freedom organization, is writing to express its concern about recent charges leveled against two British journalists and a local fixer who were detained while reporting from the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir.
CPJ calls for the release of VICE News reporters, fixer, in Diyarbakir, Turkey
August 28, 2015 3:14 PM ET
New York, August 28, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir to release British journalists Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury immediately. The journalists were on assignment with the U.S.-based global news channel...
Eighteen Turkish journalists face jail terms on terrorism allegations
August 6, 2015 2:50 PM ET
Istanbul, August 6, 2015--Eighteen editors from nine outlets in Turkey have been accused of terrorism in connection with publishing a photograph, according to Turkish and international news reports....
New York, July 28, 2015--Turkish authorities blocked access to at least eight news websites in Turkey on Saturday amid what the government called a counter-terrorism operation, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to...
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.