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13. January 2021 – Freedom of the press in TurkeyThe Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2021-01-15 15:29
Noam Chomksy opens Rojava University Freedom LecturesANF - 2021-01-15 10:38
Today linguist Noam Chomsky will inaugurate the the Rojava Freedom lecture series at the Rojava University in Qamishlo. ...
Politicians, journalist among 48 detained in İzmir-based counterterrorism operation: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-15 06:41
Turkish authorities yet to start investigation into disappearance of purged public servant after 15 days - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-14 21:16
Kongreya Star: We have achieved many gains in 16 yearsANF - 2021-01-14 20:07
Kongreya Star calls on all women's organizations, human rights organizations to fulfil their duties to protect the rights of women who lead peace in the Middle East and the world, and who struggle for democracy and freedom. ...
Donald Trump will give Bill Belichick the Presidential Medal of Freedom - ProFootballTalkNbcsports - 2021-01-14 13:49
“Time for Freedom” demo in BrusselsANF - 2021-01-13 21:00
Dozens of people joined a demonstration organised by PJAK in Brussels, Belgium. ...
9 Kurdish deputies to face proceedings over charges related to Kobani protests - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-13 16:58
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he won't accept Presidential Medal of FreedomNbcnews - 2021-01-13 11:13
Gross human rights violations continue in Turkish prisons, says report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-13 01:53
Turkey will never give up press freedom, Erdoğan says | AhvalAhvalnews - 2021-01-13 01:53
Stockholm Center for Freedom joins the Alliance Against Genocide - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-13 01:53
Bill Belichick won’t accept Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump after all - pennlive.comPennlive - 2021-01-13 01:53
Turkish President Erdoğan accuses local politician, university students of terrorism - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-12 19:49
Donald Trump to confer Medal of Freedom on Pats coach Bill Belichick despite Capitol chaosRepublicworld - 2021-01-12 15:00
Erdoğan’s far-right ally renews call to shut down pro-Kurdish HDP: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-11 19:43
43 people killed, 240 maltreated, tortured in Turkey in December 2020: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-11 16:49
The Year in Review: Crackdown on the Kurdish Political Movement - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-11 09:29
Donald Trump to give Medal of Freedom to Bill BelichickYahoo - 2021-01-11 07:15
Twitter deletes China embassy's Xinjiang 'emancipation' tweetBBC - 2021-01-11 00:23
China had claimed its birth control policies - widely seen as a crackdown - gave women more freedom. ...
"96 percent of the media controlled by the government"ANF - 2021-01-10 14:11
Turkey celebrates "Working Journalists' Day" on January 10. Numerous organizations and individuals - including President Erdogan - have spoken out on the issue of press freedom on this occasion. ...
Artists in Europe launch campaign 'The time for Freedom is now'ANF - 2021-01-08 19:33
Kurdish artist collectives living in Europe started an action in different countries within the scope of the "Dem dema azadiye" initiative (The time for Freedom is now). The artists launched their actions in Basel, Switzerland. ...
International organizations protest the KDPANF - 2021-01-08 15:11
International organizations reacted to the KDP's targeting of the Kurdish Freedom Movement and its cooperation with the Turkish state. ...
Iraqi Kurdistan Journalists’ Syndicate records 138 violations against journalists in 2020E-Kurd - 2021-01-08 02:06
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Journalists’ Syndicate released data on Thursday showing that there were more than 138 incidents in Iraqi Kurdistan Region and nearby areas where press freedom was violated during 2020, which included abuses a ...
Court accepts indictment against jailed Kurdish leaders over Kobani protests: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-07 21:40
PKK: Paris killings targeted free humanityANF - 2021-01-07 20:08
The Executive Committee of the PKK published a statement on the 8th anniversary of the triple murder of the three Kurdish women revolutionaries in Paris and vowed to expand the resistance everywhere within the campaign "Time for Freedom". ...
Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Zhang Zhan Tops January Ranking Of One Free Press Coalition’s “10 Most Urgent” Press Freedom CasesForbes - 2021-01-07 03:59
Turkish authorities must release Mehmet Aslan and refrain from arresting journalists based on vague investigations: CPJ - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-06 22:41
Janet Biehl tells of her involvement in solidarity with KurdsANF - 2021-01-06 10:28
Author and artist Janet Biehl spoke about her involvement in solidarity with the Kurdish Freedom Movement. ...
Press freedom groups document over 300 violations in Iraq during 2020Kurdistan24 - 2021-01-06 08:23
The Year in Review: Torture and Inhuman Treatment - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-05 19:06
Noam Chomsky will open Rojava Freedom Annual Lecture SeriesANF - 2021-01-05 08:46
Noam Chomsky to open Rojava Freedom Annual Lecture Series organised by the University of Rojava. ...
Syrian refugees, political opposition and İstanbul Convention were the subjects of most disinformation, report says - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-05 07:57
The Year In Press Freedom: 10 Urgent Cases Of Journalism Under AttackForbes - 2021-01-04 19:30
Julian Assange: UK court to rule on WikiLeaks founder’s US extradition in ‘biggest press freedom case for decades’ | The IndependentIndependent - 2021-01-04 10:16
Chinese journalist tops ’10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases focused on threats faced by journalists in 2020 - The Boston GlobeBostonglobe - 2021-01-04 09:12
The Year in Review: Minority and Refugee Rights - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-03 08:18
Covid: How the war on the virus attacked freedom in AsiaBBC - 2021-01-03 01:09
Lockdowns and harsh laws meant to fight the virus have also seen governments quash dissent. ...
Kurdish man picnicking in SE Turkey injured after security forces fire warning shots - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-01-01 23:03
HBDH Militia carried out 63 actions in 2020ANF - 2021-01-01 16:47
HBDH Militia stated that they carried out 63 actions in 2020 and vowed to carry out more penetrating actions in 2021 through the revolutionary mobilization campaign "We Will Destroy Fascism, We Will Win Freedom". ...
Erdoğan promises reforms in 2021, but human rights and press freedom are tough nuts to crack | EuronewsEuronews - 2021-01-01 13:44
Turkey tops the list for number of European Court of Human Rights judgments finding violations of freedom of expression - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-31 22:22
Turkey’s crackdown on freedom of expression highlighted in new report | Arab NewsArabnews - 2020-12-31 22:22
Russia's Geopolitical Ambitions in Africa - Toward FreedomTowardfreedom - 2020-12-31 20:33
HDP wishes 2021 to be 'the year of freedom'ANF - 2020-12-31 13:45
HDP co-chairs wished 2021 to be the "year of freedom". ...
KONGRA-GEL: We will turn 2021 into a year of freedom and solutionANF - 2020-12-31 13:16
Saluting the New Year and greeting the resistance, KONGRA-GEL said: "We can defeat Turkish state fascism in 2021 and turn this year into a year of freedom and solution." ...
US commission on religious freedom raises alarm over China s extradition treaty with Turkey -ANI - BW BusinessworldBusinessworld - 2020-12-31 02:46
Journalists covering story of Kurdish villagers thrown from helicopter detained in dawn raids - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-29 19:35
How press freedom and free speech came under attack worldwide in 2020 | Hong Kong Free Press HKFPHongkongfp - 2020-12-28 06:26
Turkey’s interior minister denies strip-search claims, brands rights advocate MP a ‘terrorist’: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-27 09:01
Turkey shuts down Olay TV station after broadcasting pro-Kurdish viewsE-Kurd - 2020-12-26 14:29
ISTANBUL,— A private Turkish TV station that aired pro-Kurdish opposition views has shut down less than a month after launch, raising press freedom concerns in a country often chastised by rights groups. Olay TV, owned by businessman and former minister C ...
CPJ calls on Masrour Barzani to respect press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan: letterE-Kurd - 2020-12-24 02:52
NEW YORK,— The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) made a direct appeal on Wednesday to Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) premier Masrour Barzani to prevent violations of the rights of journalists and ensure that they are able t ...
Erdoğan remains defiant amid calls for release of Kurdish leader Demirtaş following European rights court’s decision - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-23 23:02
Turkish gov’t uses TRT as a weapon to spread its censorship to YouTube: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-23 23:02
CPJ calls on Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani to respect press freedom - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2020-12-23 19:57
KCDK-E: Expose the fascist Turkish regime wherever you areANF - 2020-12-23 08:14
KCDK-E stated that the women's freedom line and the freedom struggle are taken prisoner in the person of Leyla Güven. ...
70 percent of Kurdish youths face discrimination, research shows - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-23 07:22
European Court of Human Rights calls for immediate release of Kurdish leader Demirtaş in new ruling - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-23 06:09
Journalist Murders Double in 2020, Press Freedom Group Says | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2020-12-23 06:09
SBS Language | Kurdish asylum seeker Farhad Bandesh plans to host art and music events to 'Celebrate' his freedomSBS - 2020-12-23 03:45
Shaping tech policy at the Federal Communications Commission: Highlights from a conversation with FCC Chairman Ajit PaiAEI - 2020-12-23 00:04
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai joined “Explain to Shane” to discuss what lies ahead for the next FCC and how the agency has navigated complex issues such as 5G, spectrum allocation, and Restoring Internet Freedom. The post Shaping tech policy at the Federal Commun ...
President Reagan on why freedom is key to maximizing human potential and prosperityAEI - 2020-12-23 00:04
Thinking about the possibilities of what may come and what is needed to make them happen recalls President Reagan’s great speech to the students of Moscow State University in 1988. The post President Reagan on why freedom is key to maximizing human potent ...
YouTube’s decision to appoint local representative in Turkey will increase censorship, rights watchdogs say - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-22 19:22
Kavala’s ongoing detention runs against Turkey’s commitment to rule of law and respect for fundamental rights: European Union - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-22 19:22
42 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in Turkey’s Düzce Prison as cases soar - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-22 19:22
Scores of women tell of unlawful strip-searches in Turkey’s prisons after AKP deputy’s denial: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-21 14:39
Imprisoned Turkish Journalist Ahmet Altan Tops December Ranking Of One Free Press Coalition’s “10 Most Urgent” Press Freedom CasesForbes - 2020-12-21 09:05
ECtHR rules rights violated in first purge case from Turkey: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-21 09:05
Egits and Zilans of the new eraANF - 2020-12-19 15:19
The history of human freedom is written in the mountains of Kurdistan with the life and wars of guerrilla forces. We are witnessing the course of the war in the Botan mountains. ...
CFWIJ demands immediate release of journalist Zeynep DurgutANF - 2020-12-19 13:36
“Attacks against journalists overshadow press freedom and freedom of expression. Journalism is not a crime and must not be prosecuted as such,” said the CFWIJ on the detention of yet another journalist in Turkey. ...
Turkey’s top court denies release of former colonel suffering from advanced stage MS - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-17 20:31
Businessman battling cancer imprisoned for links to Gülen movement - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-17 20:31
Amnesty slams Turkey’s human rights violations under pretext of pandemic measures: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-17 20:31
Using genocidal language, Erdoğan ally defines Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party as ‘poisonous vermin,’ calls for its closure - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-17 20:01
Spotlight turns on press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan with demands for release of Sherwan Sherwani | Morning StarMorningstaronline - 2020-12-17 19:20
The Fortunes of Freedom in the World Today | National ReviewNationalreview - 2020-12-17 12:53
3-year-old prescribed psychiatric medication after mother locked up on bogus terrorism charges - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-16 18:18
Turkey’s massive purge forces even the most fragile to leave - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-16 17:39
Broadcasting watchdog RTÜK contributes to increasing censorship in Turkey: Human Rights Watch - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-16 17:39
Human rights associations issue statement demanding paralyzed inmate's release from prison - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-16 17:39
KON-MED calls for participation in Kassel marchANF - 2020-12-16 17:20
KON-MED called for strong participation in a march to be held in Kassel for the freedom of the Kurdish People's Leader. ...
Press freedom: Journalists end up in jail for reporting on coronavirus crisis | News | DW | 14.12.2020DW - 2020-12-15 06:26
Photographer Kristin Cass presents digital exhibitions: The New Freedom Fighters, Borderlands Under FireArmenianweekly - 2020-12-15 00:16
KNK: We support the demands of South Kurdistan peopleANF - 2020-12-13 20:50
“We support the demonstrators’ legitimate demands to attain the right to subsistence, service, freedom, a contemporary and honorable life. We hope that these fundamental rights could be achieved in a democratic and peaceful way.” ...
Kurdish teenager fatally shot by soldiers in southeast Turkey - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-13 17:38
Internationalist Commune of Rojava commemorates Michael PanserANF - 2020-12-13 12:45
On 14 December 2018, Michael Panser fell a martyr as a guerrilla fighter of the Kurdish freedom movement as the result of an air raid by Turkey on the Medya defense areas. The Internationalist Commune Rojava commemorates him with a letter and video. ...
HRE fighter Ebdilhemid Ismail passes awayANF - 2020-12-12 14:33
HRE fighter Ebdilhemid Ismail succumbed to illness in Shehba and was buried. Efrîn's liberation forces pay tribute to the fallen man's struggle, writing, "He proved that life has no meaning without fighting for freedom." ...
US election’s oddest moments: dead man gets voted in, ‘BBQ, Beer, Freedom’ man gets angryIrishtimes - 2020-12-12 13:43
Pregnant woman subjected to sexual harassment and insults by prosecutor during interrogation - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-12 03:38
International Day of Human Rights/ Continuation of human rights violations in Eastern Kurdistan by the Iranian governmentKurdistan Human Rights Association - 2020-12-11 18:07
KMMK:The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings have the right to be free and live-in freedom, The post International Day of Human Rights/ Continuation of human rights violations in Eastern Kurdistan by the Iranian government a ...
Police officer who fatally shot Kurdish student acquitted of charges - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-10 10:02
Pro-Kurdish party discovers wiretapping devices in İstanbul headquarters - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-12-10 06:20
PAK Leadership ratified the project of ‘Kurdistan National Army’Michael Arizanti - 2020-12-09 23:22
The decision making committee of Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK) contributed to ratify an historical project of unifying its Peshmarga forces into the ‘Kurdistan National Army’. Choosing this name for the PAK forces goes back to the Peshawa Qazi Mohammed’s ...