New Amnesty Campaign: “A prison of silence: the death of journalism in Turkey”

© Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images Globally, one third of all imprisoned journalists, media workers and executives are in Turkey’s prisons, with the vast majority among them waiting to be brought to trial. Some have been languishing in prison for

Turkey now jails more journalists than any other country. One third of all imprisoned journalists in the world are being held in Turkish prisons, the vast majority waiting to be brought to trial. Journalists and media workers from all strands of

Voters who have yet to decide whether to support or oppose controversial constitutional amendments that would usher in an executive presidency with vastly enhanced powers for the head of state will start leaning toward the “yes” side, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said.

MHP hints at joint campaigning with AKP for ‘yes’ vote in referendum

The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has hinted at holding joint campaigning activities with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) ahead of the upcoming referendum in which constitutional amendments will be voted on.
In 2016, the number of arrested journalists rose from 31 to 131, a record high for the last five years. 56 journalists were attacked, and 118 others were threatened. 179 media outlets were shut down by statutory decrees, and 10,000 media workers were left jobless.

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