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Turkish Court Convicts Journalist Dundar on Terror Charges | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2021-01-16 01:06

‘Newroz’ lawsuit against journalist Melis Alphan - english

Bianet - 2021-01-15 10:43

Politicians, journalist among 48 detained in İzmir-based counterterrorism operation: report - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-01-15 06:41

UN inquiry into murder of Syrian-American journalist rebuffed

Revealnews - 2021-01-15 03:31

Police detain journalist in central Somalia town for interviewing militia leader | Somali Affairs

Somaliaffairs - 2021-01-13 06:05

Russian Journalist Zhelenin: Putin, Bested By Turkey In Military Clashes In Syria And Libya, Was Reluctant To Challenge Erdogan In Nagorno Karabakh | MEMRI

Memri - 2021-01-11 21:17

10 Dinge, die man in Kurdistan gesehen haben muss

Enno Lenze - 2021-01-10 19:01
„Ich weiß eigentlich gar nichts über Kurdistan“ – so begann der Journalist Holger Klein einen seiner Podcasts. Und so geht es den meisten Menschen in Deutschland. Einige erinnern sich an Karl Mays Werk Durchs Wilde Kurdistan, andere denken an den Krieg ge ...

HDP: Nothing to celebrate for journalists in Turkey on 10 January

ANF - 2021-01-10 10:16
Today is 'Working Journalist Day' but in Turkey journalists has nothing to celebrate said HDP Press and Propaganda deputy co-chair, Tayip Temel. ...

They might cut off our flowers but they can't stop the spring, Gupta

ANF - 2021-01-10 09:32
Journalist, activist and writer Rahila Gupta spoke about the killing of Sakine Cansız, Leyla Şaylemez and Fidan Doğan. ...

Turkish court orders arrest of pro-Kurdish outlet journalist for terror-related charges

Rûdaw - 2021-01-10 01:18

Iran continues to use death penalty as a political weapon

E-Kurd - 2021-01-09 17:22
Beenish Ashraf | On December 12, 2020, Iranian authorities had executed Ruhollah Zam, an Iranian dissident and journalist who was living in exile in Paris since 2009, on the charge of “sowing corruption on earth” — a vague charge often wielded b ...

Mezopotamya Agency journalist Aslan sent to prison

ANF - 2021-01-09 10:44
Repression of journalists continued in Turkey. Mezopotamy Agency correspondent Mehmet Aslan was remanded in custody in Antalya for alleged membership in a terrorist organization. ...

HDP commemorates journalist Metin Göktepe

ANF - 2021-01-08 17:19
The HDP drew attention to the fact that the free press is still the target of the AKP-MHP government today in its commemoration of murdered journalist Metin Göktepe. ...

Group staging sit-in in front of HDP building attacks JINNEWS journalist in Amed

ANF - 2021-01-08 13:04
JINNEWS journalist Gülistan Azak, who went to HDP Amed provincial building to follow the news, was attacked by the group sitting in front of the building with the police. ...

Journalist covering war-torn Syria to LEX 18: Riots in D.C. "tragic"

Lex18 - 2021-01-08 07:54

Düsseldorfer Journalist im Visier türkischer Nationalisten -

NRZ - 2021-01-07 11:52

Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Zhang Zhan Tops January Ranking Of One Free Press Coalition’s “10 Most Urgent” Press Freedom Cases

Forbes - 2021-01-07 03:59

Turkey arrests two ex-civil servants over 2007 murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2021-01-06 22:50

CPJ calls for release of Kurdish journalist in Turkey | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2021-01-06 22:41

CPJ urges Turkey to release pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News’ journalist Mehmet Aslan

E-Kurd - 2021-01-06 16:47
ISTANBUL,— The Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday Turkish authorities should immediately release journalist Mehmet Aslan and cease harassing staffers of the Mezopotamya News Agency. The police in Istanbul arrested Aslan on Tuesday, a reporte ...

CPJ calls on Turkey to release pro-Kurdish news outlet’s journalist

Rûdaw - 2021-01-05 22:27

Turkish police arrest Mezopotamya News Agency journalist Mehmet Aslan - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2021-01-05 19:06

Police take Mezopotamya Agency journalist Aslan into custody

ANF - 2021-01-05 09:24
Mezopotamya Agency reporter Mehmet Aslan was taken into custody following a raid carried out on his home within the scope of political genocide operations. ...

Old Bailey rules today on extradition of Assange to the US

ANF - 2021-01-04 09:57
Wiki Leaks founder, journalist Juliane Assange faces ruling on extradition to the US. ...

Chinese journalist tops ’10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases focused on threats faced by journalists in 2020 - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2021-01-04 09:12

Zhang Zhan, Vaclav Havel, and ‘picking quarrels’

AEI - 2020-12-31 00:04
This week, the Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Of course, this is not the first time “picking quarrels” has been used as a blanket tool of repression. The ...

U.N. rights office decries jail term for citizen-journalist in China's Wuhan

Yahoo - 2020-12-28 22:49

Journalist Bulut: Het AKP-MHP-regime is bang voor een vrije pers – Noord-Koerdistan – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2020-12-27 18:56

Journalist Bulut: The AKP-MHP regime is afraid of a free press

ANF - 2020-12-27 11:03
Journalist Zeynel Bulut said that the free press shows the truth and exposes the real face of the state which is why it became the target of the government. The AKP-MHP government, he said, is afraid of the facts and wants to keep them in the dark. ...

Minneapolis journalist left with nothing after someone steals moving truck and trailer hauling car

Yahoo - 2020-12-26 19:49

Police take Jinnews journalist into custody in Dersim

ANF - 2020-12-25 19:30
Turkish police has taken Jinnews reporter Gulistan Azak into custody in Pertek, Dersim. ...

Man convicted of killing American journalist Daniel Pearl to be released

Yahoo - 2020-12-25 02:41

Journalist Dindar Karataş drohen 15 Jahre Gefängnis

ANF - 2020-12-25 01:03
Dem in der Türkei inhaftierten Journalisten Dindar Karataş drohen 15 Jahre Gefängnis wegen seiner kritischen Berichterstattung über das tödliche Vorgehen türkischer Sicherheitskräfte gegen kurdische Zivilisten. ...

Daniel Pearl: Court orders release of man accused in journalist's murder

BBC - 2020-12-25 00:04
Omar Sheikh was acquitted earlier this year of murdering the US journalist in Pakistan in 2002. ...

Turkish exiled journalist Can Dündar sentenced to more than 27 years in prison on terror charges - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2020-12-24 17:26

Journalist Dindar Karataş hangt 15 jaar gevangenisstraf boven het hoofd – Turkije – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2020-12-24 16:24

Journalist Dindar Karataş faces 15 years in prison

ANF - 2020-12-24 13:51
Journalist Dindar Karataş, imprisoned in Turkey, faces 15 years in prison for his critical reporting on the deadly crackdown by Turkish security forces on Kurdish civilians. ...

Turkish journalist gets 27 years in absentia for espionage | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-12-23 15:18

Exiled Turkish journalist sentenced to 27 years in jail

Rûdaw - 2020-12-23 13:51

Journalist Can Dündar sentenced to over 27 years in prison

ANF - 2020-12-23 11:47
Turkish journalist Can Dündar was sentenced in absentia to more than 27 years in prison. ...

Turkey court sentences exiled journalist Dundar to 27 years jail | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-12-23 09:52

Journalist killings doubled in 2020: CPJ

Rûdaw - 2020-12-23 08:45

Journalist Murders Double in 2020, Press Freedom Group Says | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2020-12-23 06:09

Hard Numbers: EU approves Pfizer vaccine, Al Jazeera journalist hack, Turkey targets critics, Boko Haram attack foiled - GZERO Media

Gzeromedia - 2020-12-22 00:18

Journalist Zeynep Durgut released from custody

ANF - 2020-12-21 20:16
Kurdish journalist Zeynep Durgut, who was arrested in Cizre on Thursday, has been released on condition of judicial control. A ban on leaving the country was also imposed. ...

Court demands imprisonment for MA journalist Zeynep Durgut

ANF - 2020-12-21 12:21
Mezopotamya Agency journalist Zeynep Durgut appeared in court accused of "acting on behalf of an illegal organization". ...

Imprisoned Turkish Journalist Ahmet Altan Tops December Ranking Of One Free Press Coalition’s “10 Most Urgent” Press Freedom Cases

Forbes - 2020-12-21 09:05

CFWIJ demands immediate release of journalist Zeynep Durgut

ANF - 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. ...

Journalist Rizgar Deniz remembered at his grave in Maxmur

ANF - 2020-12-19 11:50
At his grave in the Maxmur refugee camp, relatives and colleagues commemorated journalist Rizgar Deniz, who died three years ago. The ANHA correspondent was fatally injured in an ISIS attack in eastern Syria. ...

'The power behind Barzani is Erdogan', says journalist Sweeney

ANF - 2020-12-19 10:59
Morning Star International Editor Steve Sweeney spoke about the latest developments of the protests in South Kurdistan. ...

Turkey probes death of American journalist Andre Vltchek

Republicworld - 2020-12-19 07:19

Journalist for pro-Kurdish agency detained in Turkey

Rûdaw - 2020-12-18 19:55

Kurdish journalist jailed after being held at gunpoint in Turkey’s southeast | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2020-12-18 19:02

Pompeo calls for Iran to be held accountable over execution of journalist Ruhollah Zam | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-12-17 23:10

Executed Iranian journalist Zam falsely promised release, not given execution notice

Roji Kurd - 2020-12-14 00:04
By : Bahozikurdistan Sarvin Executed Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam was falsely promised release in a prisoner exchange by Iran’s authorities, who also gave him no notice of his execution, his father said on Saturday. Zam, who Iran had convicted of incit ...

Iran execution spree continues: hangs journalist after murdering wrestler - The Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2020-12-13 14:51

Police in Çoman takes RojNews journalist Hamed into custody

ANF - 2020-12-13 09:03
RojNews journalist Zusik Hamed has been arrested in Çoman, South Kurdistan. The journalist had been criticising the arrest of youth activists on his social media. He has now been taken to the Soran Police Department. ...

Iran executes journalist accused of encouraging 2017 protests

Rûdaw - 2020-12-12 08:46

Hinter der Bühne des PKK-Verbots

Civaka Azad - 2020-12-11 04:00
Nach intensiven Gesprächen zwischen Ankara, Washington, London und Bonn ließ die Bundesregierung am 26. November 1993 die PKK verbieten. Mit der Unterstützung des Westens eskalierte das Çiller-Regime den Krieg. Perwer Yaş, Journalist der Nachrichtenagentu ...

An American journalist was murdered in Turkey. Why didn’t the US investigate? | The World from PRX

PRI - 2020-12-10 17:28

Turkish journalist Ayşegül Doğan sentenced to 6 years, 3 months in prison - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2020-12-09 15:08

Iran’s Supreme Court upholds journalist’s death sentence

Rûdaw - 2020-12-09 09:06

Kurdish journalist writes book about Frisian people

Kurdistan24 - 2020-12-09 06:32

Iran upholds death sentence against France-based journalist it caught last year | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-12-08 20:34

Bundestag vice president submitted complaint to UNESCO regarding jailed journalist Altan: report - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-12-08 10:00

Turkish journalist gets 6 years for attending meetings of Kurdish political movement umbrella group: report - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-12-08 08:19

Turkey court convicts journalist for membership of terror group

Macaubusiness - 2020-12-08 02:22

Prozess gegen Can Dündar

WDR - 2020-12-08 00:43
"Hunderte von politischen Gefangenen sind immer noch zu Unrecht im Gefängnis. Mein Fall ist nur einer von Tausenden von Rechtswidrigkeiten." Journalist Can Dündar über den Prozess gegen ihn, der nach 5 Jahren am 23. Dez. enden soll. ...

Turkey Court Convicts Journalist for Membership of Terror Group

Courthousenews - 2020-12-07 17:51

Turkey: journalist gets six-year jail term for 'PKK ties' - Politics -

Ansamed - 2020-12-07 17:51

Journalist Doğan sentenced to 6 years in prison

ANF - 2020-12-07 14:12
Journalist Ayşegül Doğan was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Doğan was a program coordinator on İMC TV which was closed down through a governmental decree. ...

Turkish court sentences Germany-based journalist to jail on terrorism charges | Reuters

Reuters - 2020-12-06 03:19

Turkey’s top court rejects legal appeal by prominent journalist Ahmet Altan | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-12-04 06:34

Turkish journalist Ahmet Altan tops ‘10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-12-03 21:47

A journalist of courage and deep conviction - The Statesman

Thestatesman - 2020-12-03 13:19

Turkey’s top court says rights of journalist Ahmet Altan not violated - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-12-03 11:28

Journalist Dicle Müftüoğlu sentenced to prison in Amed

ANF - 2020-12-03 09:13
Journalist Dicle Müftüoğlu has been sentenced in Amed to over a year in prison for alleged propaganda for a terrorist organization. She is accused of having shared on social media a photo of the fight for Kobanê in 2014. ...

UN experts asked to press for release of Iraqi Kurdish journalist Sherwan Sherwani

E-Kurd - 2020-12-02 22:44
PARIS/GENEVA,— Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Geneva-based MENA Rights Group (MRG) have asked UN human rights experts to do everything possible to obtain the immediate and unconditional release of Sherwan Sherwani, a Kurdish journalist who has be ...

Özgür Ülke newspaper bombed 26 years ago

ANF - 2020-12-02 17:12
The 26th anniversary of the bombing of the Özgür Ülke newspaper will be protested at an event to be held tomorrow. Journalist Ersin Yıldız, who was murdered in the attack, will be commemorated at his graveyard. ...

70-Year-Old Journalist Imprisoned In Turkey Tops Coronavirus-Focused List Of ‘10 Most Urgent’ Press Freedom Cases

Forbes - 2020-12-02 13:11

Karataş: Free press shows the light at the end of the tunnel

ANF - 2020-12-02 11:44
Journalist Dindar Karataş sent a message from Erzurum prison: "We show the way to the light at the end of the tunnel, against the laws wanting to push us down into darkness." ...

Trump calls for Fox News journalist to be fired for report on war dead scandal | Donald Trump | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2020-12-01 23:26

Iraqi Kurdish authorities accused of torturing jailed journalist

Al Jazeera - 2020-12-01 17:53
Security forces in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq have held editor Sherwan Amin Sherwani for nearly two months. ...

Court sentences journalist Öztekin to 18 months in prison

ANF - 2020-11-30 12:05
Former Azadiya Welat newspaper journalist, Velat Öztekin, was sentenced to 1 year, 6 months and 22 days in prison. ...

People taken into custody in Ankara appear in Court

ANF - 2020-11-30 11:08
Seven people taken into custody in the past few days appeared in Ankara Courthouse. Among them is Mezopotamya Agency journalist Hakan Yalçın. ...

Candemir: I write about the 60s and 90s with humour

ANF - 2020-11-30 10:28
Candemir's first book consists of 17 stories. The journalist tells with humor about the pain suffered by Kurds in Turkey. ...

Journalist Sweeney: “KDP slaat de oorlogstrommel in Koerdistan” – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2020-11-28 12:24

Suspect in the beheading of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl is cleared for release from Pakistani jail - but is taken into custody instead because 'he is still a threat' | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2020-11-28 00:49

MA journalist Karataş held in isolation cell

ANF - 2020-11-27 11:21
Mezopotamya Agency journalist Dindar Karataş has been put in a isolation cell in Erzurum H Type Closed Prison. ...

MA journalist Hakan Yalçın taken into custody in Ankara

ANF - 2020-11-27 10:51
Journalist with Mezopotamya (MA) news agency, Hakan Yalçın, was arrested during a police raid in the Turkish capital Ankara. ...

MA reporter Karataş jailed for journalistic activities

ANF - 2020-11-26 18:55
Dindar Karataş, a journalist with Mezopotamya Agency, was taken into custody following a raid in his house in Van on Tuesday. ...

Human Rights Court Slams Turkey for Arrest of Journalist

Courthousenews - 2020-11-26 07:48

Turkey: Authorities continue to target Mezopotamya News Agency, detain journalist - IFEX

IFEX - 2020-11-26 07:47

Turkish police raid Mezopotamya News Agency, detain journalist Dindar Karataş - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2020-11-25 08:21

Turkey Khashoggi trial: Journalist felt threatened by MBS's allies, court hears | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2020-11-24 20:35

ECtHR says Turkey violated rights of journalist Ahmet Şık - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-11-24 20:35

Police arrive at Van news agency office with anti-riot vehicle

ANF - 2020-11-24 11:34
Following the detention of Mezopotamya Agency journalist Dindar Karataş, police searched the Van office of the agency, while a anti-riot TOMA vehicle was stationed outside it, and seized technical equipment. ...

Police in Van detain Mezopotamya Agency journalist Karataş

ANF - 2020-11-24 09:16
Dindar Karataş, a journalist with Mezopotamya Agency, was taken into custody following a raid in his house in Van. ...

The assassination of a ‘Brave Journalist of Afghanistan’

BBC - 2020-11-23 02:30
Aliyas Dayee, a "voice for the voiceless" in Helmand, was killed by a bomb earlier this month. ...

Nuri Akman: Geschlagen, getreten, über den Boden geschleift

ANF - 2020-11-23 02:06
Der kurdische Journalist Nuri Akman erhebt schwere Vorwürfe gegen die rumänischen Behörden. Nachdem er sich in Bukarest erfolgreich gegen seine Auslieferung an die Türkei gewehrt hat, ist er wieder freigelassen worden. ...
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