Trying to get at the truth of Turkey’s jailed journalists

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Roy Greenslade
Turkey is regarded as having a dire press freedom record. But the facts – even the numbers – are disputed.
First, the numbers. According to the Turkish Journalists’ Union and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the country currently has 72 journalists in jail.

‘Prisoners Gazette’ Published with “Enlarged Staff”

from Bianet :: English

The second issue of the Prisoners Gazette will be available on 10 January. The newspaper was prepared by 43 detained journalists, two journalists released from prison and two guest writers.

?Arrested Journal? set for 2nd issue

from Hurriyet Daily News
The second issue of the ?Arrested Journal,? which was created by journalists serving time behind bars, is set to be released today as a supplement to several other daily newspapers.
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Commander Deposed from Office – Five Locals Arrested

Gendarmerie Colonel Güney, Deputy Commander of the Gülyazı Border Regiment, was deposed from office related to the Uludere massacre in south-eastern Turkey. Five people were arrested because of an alleged attack against the district governor.

Calling gay people ‘perverts’ an insult, top court says

Turkey’s High Court of Appeals has ordered daily Yeni Akit to pay compensation for insulting gay people in a headline it printed in 2008.

Journalist?s 16th death anniversary marked

from Hurriyet Dailynews
On the 16th anniversary of his death, reporter Metin Göktepe of daily Evrensel…

 

Bar Associations: “Uludere Happened Intentionally”

12 bar associations carried out a probe into the Uludere attack and announced, “Strong evidence suggests that the incident happened intentionally. The attitude of the authorities led to an emotional offence against the people in the region”.

The village guards of Uludere

from Journalist in Turkey, background articles, news and weblog about by Fréderike Geerdink
This week, I went to Gülyazi, one of the villages in the Uludere district where 35 citizens were killed by the Turkish air force. I talked to families of the victims, and to young smugglers. I?d like to share my findings on two subjects in blog posts: village guards, and smuggling as a totally normal […]

 

“Isolation Kills” – Live in F Type Prisons

from Bianet :: English
The Human Rights Association Istanbul Branch Prisons Commission launched a campaign for the closure of F type prisons due to unhealthy conditions and rights violations. The list of prohibitions for convicts of aggravated life sentences is long.

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