EFD Rights Watch: 44 Kurdish journalists in KCK trial…

Kurdish women protest against the trial of 44 journalists in Istanbul. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images   Dozens of Kurdish journalists face terrorism charges in Turkey from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Constanze Letsch, Luke Harding Human rights groups say country’s biggest ever media trial is attempt to intimidate press The biggest media trial in … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: 4 jailed journalists released, Sivas massacre case dropped due to statute of limitations, Şafak Pavey as “woman of courage”

işte mutluluğun resmi! ahmet, yonca ve mina şık… twitter.com/altinsaray/sta? — Cem Altınsaray (@altinsaray) March 12, 2012 İşte fotoğraf budur. Nedim Şener’in ilk işi kızını okula götürmek oldu… twitter.com/erenguler/stat? — Eren Güler (@erenguler) March 13, 2012   Court releases arrested scribes after 375 days from Hurriyet Daily News Journalists Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener were released … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: NYT states “Turkey?s Glow Dims”

Turkey?s Glow Dims as Government Limits Free Speech from NYT > Turkey by By DAN BILEFSKY and SEBNEM ARSU While Washington and Europe praise Turkey as the model of Muslim democracy for the Arab world, human rights advocates say the government is curbing press freedom. Turkey’s former Chief of Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug, center left, … Read more