Tag Archives: European Federation of Journalists

Brazen attack on press freedom in Turkey condemned

The government-orchestrated crackdown on independent critical media outlets in Turkey took a turn for the worse yesterday (14 December 2014) with dawn raids on Turkey’s largest newspaper Zaman and popular national TV network Samanyolu TV that led to the detention of top managers at the media outlets. A total of 31 people—mostly high ranked media personnel, directors and producers of popular television serials and police officers—were taken into custody by the police. Continue reading Brazen attack on press freedom in Turkey condemned

Six journalists targeted by Turkish police

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has criticized a new wave of violence against journalists in Turkey covering the anniversary of the Gezi Park protests. Journalists covering the Gezi protests’ anniversary in Istanbul and Ankara have again been beaten, intimidated, insulted and injured by the Turkish police forces while doing their job. Continue reading Six journalists targeted by Turkish police