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Atiq Shahid: Free Turkey Media!

“Journalism is criminalized in Turkey today, an editorial policy critical of President Erdoğan suffices to be jailed on a terrorism charge and denied any effective recourse. We reiterate our demand for the immediate release of all journalists imprisoned in connection with their work and the repeal of decrees issued under the state of emergency that legalize arbitrary actions and trample on free speech.” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire

“Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. The already disturbing media situation in Turkey has become critical under the state of emergency declared in the wake of last July’s failed coup.

Around 150 media outlets have been liquidated by decree. At least 775 press cards and hundreds of journalists’ passports have been cancelled without any judicial proceedings. And censorship of the Internet and online social networks has reached unprecedented levels.”

From Reporters without borders

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