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Turkish police arrest Mezopotamya News Agency journalist Mehmet Aslan

Turkish police arrest Mezopotamya News Agency journalist Mehmet Aslan

Turkish authorities should immediately release journalist Mehmet Aslan and cease harassing staffers of the Mezopotamya News Agency, the Committee to…
Killings of journalists rise as reprisal murders more than double in 2020

Killings of journalists rise as reprisal murders more than double in 2020

The number of journalists singled out for murder in reprisal for their work more than doubled this year, leading to…
Iran executes French-based dissident journalist captured last year

Iran executes French-based dissident journalist captured last year

Iran said on Tuesday its Supreme Court had upheld the death sentence of Zam, who was captured in 2019 after…
Journalist Yunus Erdogdu received death threats from unknown persons

Journalist Yunus Erdogdu received death threats from unknown persons

Yunus Erdogdu, a journalist who published an article about Turkey’s arms trade in the Middle East and in other countries…
PEN Ukraine sends a letter of solidarity to Osman Kavala

PEN Ukraine sends a letter of solidarity to Osman Kavala

PEN Ukraine President and novelist Andriy Kurkov has addressed a letter of solidarity to arrested businessperson and rights defender Osman…
Doubts over investigation plague Pavel Sheremet trial as Ukraine journalists cite continued fear

Doubts over investigation plague Pavel Sheremet trial as Ukraine journalists cite continued fear

It has been more than four years and two months since a powerful car bomb killed journalist Pavel Sheremet in…
Exiled Turkish journalist attacked in Stockholm suburb

Exiled Turkish journalist attacked in Stockholm suburb

Swedish-based Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt was attacked by three men yesterday near his home in Stockholm, sending him to the…
Anti-gov’t Twitter user, journalist detained after being targeted by pro-gov’t media

Anti-gov’t Twitter user, journalist detained after being targeted by pro-gov’t media

Taylan Kulaçoğlu, a popular, anti-government Twitter user, and journalist Hakan Gülseven were detained after they were targeted by pro-government media…
Kyrgyz supreme court refuses to #FreeAzimjon; U.S.-China tit-for-tat media visa war continues

Kyrgyz supreme court refuses to #FreeAzimjon; U.S.-China tit-for-tat media visa war continues

The Kyrgyz Supreme Court upheld journalist and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov’s life sentence, denying his final appeal. Askarov’s health…
Istanbul court orders re-arrest of Ahmet Altan

Istanbul court orders re-arrest of Ahmet Altan

An Istanbul court on Nov. 12 reversed a previous ruling to release journalist Ahmet Altan, on appeal filed by the…
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