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Questions about CPJ’s Turkey report? Here, our answers. – Blog – Committee to Protect Journalists

Questions about CPJ’s Turkey report? Here, our answers.
By Joel Simon/CPJ Executive Director

Last week’s release of CPJ’s report on Turkey’s press freedom crisis generated widespread domestic media coverage and sparked a robust public debate. The response from Turkish journalists and commentators was largely positive, but there were some negative reactions as well. Turkey’s Justice Ministry has promised a detailed response this week. Here is a summary of the criticism we received during several days of intensive media interviews, along with our responses.

Turkey: Silent Treatment of Hunger Strike met with Anger by Kurds

from Global Voices Online by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners in Turkey have entered an indefinite hunger strike. The non-violent protest has gone unnoticed by international media agencies and human rights organisations. One activist, who has been vocal about this protest, says the hunger strike demands the following:

Turkey’s press continues to feel pressure

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition

Why being a reporter in Turkey can put you in prison


Prisoners? Health Deteriorating in Hunger Strikes

from Bianet :: English
The Peace and Democracy Party?s (BDP) Mersin Deputy Ertuğrul Kürkçü spoke to bianet about the trying conditions in prisons where hundreds of inmates launched a hunger strike over a month ago. Lawyer Cemil Özen also warned about the prisoners? deteriorating health condition.

Mass welcome to the ´March for peace on the road to death´ in Ankara!

from Social Network Unionism by OrsanSenalp

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