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Russia-Ukraine watch

How the war is affecting press freedom in the region Updated May 19, 2022 The Red Cross has registered hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners of war after Russia said Ukrainian forces surrendered after a standoff at a steel plant in the southern city of Mariupol in mid-May. Russia’s continued assault on Ukraine has endangered journalists in…

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A man holds a sign reading 'Writers' freedom is not guaranteed' outside an Istanbul court during a trial connected to the now shuttered paper Özgür Gündem, in December 2016. A court sentenced seven former journalists from the paper to prison on May 21, 2019. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 19, 2019

7 journalists sentenced in Özgür Gündem trial An Istanbul Court on May 21 sentenced seven journalists from the shuttered pro-Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem to prison after they were convicted of “making propaganda for a [terrorist] organization,” the Mezopotamya News Agency reported.

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Children wave the Turkish flag outside the mausoleum of the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara on April 23, 2018. A Turkish government minister in December 2017 said that Turkey blocked Wikipedia because it insults Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, according to reports. (AFP/Adem Altan)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 21, 2018

Turkey will continue to block Wikipedia During a May 18 press conference, Turkish Transportation, Maritime Affairs, and Communication Minister Ahmet Arslan said that Wikipedia will remain blocked in the country because the website portrays Turkey as a supporter of the Islamic State militant group, the daily Cumhuriyet reported.

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Mesale Tolu holds a news conference at her lawyer's office in Istanbul, Turkey, December 18, 2017. Tolu, who worked in Turkey as a translator for the socialist Etkin News Agency (ETHA), was released pending trial, the German news agency Deutsche Welle reported. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of December 17, 2017

Journalists sentenced A court in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkâri region on December 15 sentenced Nedim Türfent, a former reporter for the shuttered pro-Kurdish Dicle News Agency (DİHA), to eight years and nine months in prison for “being a member of a [terrorist] organization,” the independent news website Bianet reported.

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A January 18, 2012, file photo shows a laptop in the San Francisco offices of the Wikipedia Foundation. (AP/Eric Risberg)

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 30, 2017

Court overturns reporter’s terrorism conviction The Fourth Court of Appeals in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakır today overturned its previous conviction of Bertitan Canözer, a former reporter for the shuttered JİNHA news agency, on charges of “making propaganda for a terrorist organization,” the news website Gazete Sujin reported. Police detained Canözer in December 2015…

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