A new documentary: Persona non Grata

Produced by P24, directed by Tuluhan Tekelioglu, Persona non Grata tells the story of Turkey’s journalists today—watch it here…

The first public screening of Punto24’s new documentary was held at the Swedish Consulate in Istanbul to mark the World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, 2015.

This is not a commercial film and P24 is happy to share it with journalists worldwide for free distribution and viewing. Please write to us at info@platform24.org for copyright regulations.

P24 wishes to thank director Tuluhan Tekelioglu and anyone else who contributed to the making of Persona non Grata, including the members of the media who accepted to appear and share their experience on film.

To watch Persona non Grata please click here.

In other Rights related news:

Local shopkeepers who beat a group of May Day activists in Istanbul have said that the police thanked them for their vigilant action. ‘We are Muslims and they are terrorists,’ one shopkeeper told daily Hürriyet on May 2.
The launch of “Nefela Birîndar”, an oral history study which has been written by Faruk Balıkçı and Ruhi Karadağ, and conveys the perspective of guerrillas regarding the peace process, was obstructed in Nusaybin and Kızıltepe cities.
Journalists marched with the slogan “stand up for journalism” on World Press Freedom Day, celebrated worldwide on May 3
At least 139 workers died as a result of workplace hazards in March 2015, with the total death toll exceeding 351 over the first three months of 2015, according to a report by the Turkey-based Workplace Health and Safety Assembly
Governor Hüseyin Avni Coş has filed a complaint against a university student, Meral Tutcalı. Tutcalı shared an entry saying: “Governor Hüseyin Avni Coş declared his autonomy. He’s even more bombastic than President Erdoğan,” on Zaytung website.
Lawyer Umut Kılıç has been arrested for saying “You are fascist Erdoğan’s men” to the judges during the juridical interview in which he participated to be judge. Ankara Bar Association has explained that Turkey is ruled by Fascists in their written statement.
The Turkish court that ordered the release of 75 policemen ‘has taken instructions from Pennsylvania’ [where Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen is based] a week ago; we have the [voice] recordings,’ PM Davutoğlu has said.
As lanterns fly in the skies of Ankara in the early hours of April 25 to mark the centennial anniversary of the World War I campaign in Gallipoli, Turkey’s national media discovered Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s mausoleum has new company in the capital’s skyline: The much-speculated, new presidential palace.

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