Quoted in “Media in Turkey: a testing site of censorship and control

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Media in Turkey: a testing site of censorship and control

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Turkey is currently the largest prison for journalists in the world, with over 80 media workers in detention. As if that were not enough, the Turkish parliament has just passed a law that gives the government more control over social networks. An analysis of the situation of the Turkish media


From media to women, anything anyone not secure…

 

Turkish women Aug. 5 held protests in various cities as a response to government’s plan to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention — international treaty against domestic violence and discrimination.

Rights defenders say that the convention is important for women’s protection in a male dominated society, but some of the officials from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have claimed that the treaty undermines family values.

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