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Reporters Without Borders urged the Turkish government today to prove it supports the media freedom it proclaimed during the recent election campaign.

The appeal came in a report called ?Media and justice in Turkey ? mistrust and repression? after recent fact-finding visits by the worldwide media freedom organisation to investigate the hounding and prosecution of journalists by the country?s police and courts…………click here to continue…

Read the report in English: “A book is not a bomb”

Read the report in Turkish: ?Kitaptan Bomba Olmaz!?

In other human rights related news:  

TİT Sent Fourth Death Threat to Rights Defender Oran

from Bianet :: English
Journalist and academic Baskın Oran received his fourth death threat signed by the Turkish Revenge Brigade. The message was sent to the Armenian Agos newspaper and read “your time has come to die”.

Dink’s killer faces 27 years in prison

by ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires
The prosecutor in the case of murdered Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink has demanded that the confessed killer received between 18 and 27 years in prison for the crime.

Turkish PM Erdoğan withdraws lawsuits against journalists

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Anatolia News Agency
PM Erdoğan has withdrawn lawsuits he filed against journalists and columnists during the recent election period, the ruling party?s deputy chairman announced Thursday.

Cyber Attack on ANF News Agency

from Bianet :: English
The website of the Fırat News Agency is subject to a cyber attack that made access temporarily impossible. The site can currently be reached under www.firatnews.ws.

PM Erdoğan: Some Trials Withdrawn – Some still Pending

from Bianet :: English
Prime Minister Erdoğan withdrew several trials opened against politicians and journalists before the elections. However, the cases against journalists Oktay Ekşi and Ergun Poyraz, writer Yalçın Küçük and artist Müjat Gezen are still pending.

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