For the record, 259 journalist jailed in 2016, Turkey is the world leader…

2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide via @pressfreedomYou guessed it. Turkey is the world leader. — ilhan tanir (@WashingtonPoint) December 13, 2016 Turkey: Silencing the Media – Dec 14, 9:01 PM (Istanbul) – Turkey’s government has all but silenced independent media in an effort to prevent scrutiny or criticism of its … Read more

Campaigns in solidarity with journalists in Turkey…

Turkey: Press freedom is essential for democracy, set journalism free! In partnership with the International Federation of Journalists, which represents 600,000 journalists in 179 unions in 140 countries. It fights for journalists’ rights and media freedom. Hundreds of journalists have been arrested, sacked and Turkey: State of emergency provisions violate human rights and… · … Read more

Turkey’s brain drain: Purges and fear are driving Turkish scholars out of the country

By William Armstrong The new academic year opened under dark clouds for many scholars in Turkey. The crackdown in the aftermath of July’s attempted military coup has worsened the sense of suffocation. The country now faces the real danger of a “brain drain” as many educated citizens look for a route out. Over 5,300 academics have … Read more

Numbers change in reports but jailed journalists amount to more than 100…

The EFJ and the IFJ listed 107 journalists and media workers/owners detained since the coup attempt (15 July) in Turkey: source: European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and affiliates list updated on: 13 September 2016 you can submit a new alert (arrest or release) HERE   İbrahim Balta (Zaman) Seyit Kılıç (former TRT) Bayram Kaya (Yeni Hayat) Cihan … Read more

Freedom of Expression in Turkey represented in a photo here:

Arzu Geybulla took this photo at a bookstore: “Author of books in row 5,6,7 and 11,12 is currently behind bars in #Turkey “  ‘Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey’s most important writers, whose novels appear in translation and sell in the millions.’ Photograph: web Turkey has detained a prominent novelist. We unite to say this vendetta … Read more