Event: “Journalists as targets of hate” – a news roundup

Turkish police assault and detain AFP photographer Bülent Kılıç while covering Istanbul Pride march
An online event to explore the impact of hate campaigns on journalists’ safety and independence…

Homophobic attack in İstanbul: ‘It was like a life-and-death situation’

LGBTI+s were faced with attempted lynching in İstanbul’s Tophane neighbourhood; police told them, “Don’t exaggerate.” They have received a medical report documenting the battery and are now preparing to file a criminal complaint.
The İstanbul Provincial Security Directorate has released a statement about Agence France-Presse (AFP) photojournalist Bülent Kılıç, who was detained by police violence while covering the 19th İstanbul Pride March on June 26.
The Human Rights Association (İHD) has released a written statement about the police attack on the 19th İstanbul Pride March in Taksim on June 26, when several people were detained by torture by the police.
“Last year has passed with oppression, violence and bullying for both LGBTI+s and the whole society. However, we don’t back down from our rights, existence, and freedom,” reads the press statement made at the 19th İstanbul LGBTI+ Pride March.
Turkish police detained at least 46 people on June 26 in Istanbul who gathered in the city’s central İstiklal Avenue for a Pride parade.

Turkish police assault and detain AFP photographer Bülent Kılıç while covering Istanbul Pride march

Istanbul, June 28, 2021 – Turkish authorities should thoroughly investigate all the police officers involved in the recent detention of journalist Bülent .

 

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