Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) pursues its international campaign to Set Free Journalists in Turkey.

Please find below the latest  news on the matter; including in-depth eye-witness accounts of last Thursday’s (21 March) Odatv hearing in Istanbul.

26 March 2013 – After 743 in prison still no freedom for Yalçin Küçük, EFJ website

19 March 2013 – New OdaTV trial hearing on Thursday 21 March, EFJ website

18 March 2013 – Magazine staff arrested in Turkey, Elif Akgül, Bianet

13 March 2013 – Journalist prosecuted twice under Article 301 for comment on Armenia, Bianet

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Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) pursues its international campaign to Set Free all Journalists in Turkey.

Please find below the latest  news on the matter.

1 March 2013 – Union thanks chancellor for having stood up for Turkish imprisoned journalists, DJV website (in DE)
·         26 Feb 2013 – Özlem Agus has been released from prison after 10 months, Bianet (in TR and here in EN)
·         25 Feb 2013 – French Senator Billout speaks at OSCE session on Turkish press freedom, Billout website (in FR)
·         22 Feb 2013 – German union demands ahead of Turkey visit for chancellor to stand up for journalists, DJV website (in DE)
·         21 Feb 2013 – EFJ fears fight against free unions in Turkey growing issue after raids of Workers union, EFJ website

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Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

Below is the latest news from the European Federation of Journalists’ (EFJ) international campaign to set free all journalists in Turkey.

08 Feb 2013 – 7 Media Staff Freed Pending Trial in KCK Case, Bianet

05 Feb 2013 – EFJ President König reports on the latest hearing in KCK case,  EFJ website (click here for Spanish)

05 Feb 2013 – Turkey Cannot Defend Record On Press Freedom, Kadri Gürsel / Al Monitor

01 Feb 2013 – The EU or the Middle East, where goes Turkey ? Jan Espen Kruze / NRK (video report)

01 Feb 2013 – German MP, Hakki Keskin, writes an open letter to the Turkish PM,  (full letter in DOC)

31 Jan 2013 – Conflating critics with terrorists in Turkey / CPJ

Upcoming events:

18 Feb in Istanbul : next hearing in Ergenekon case

21 March in Istanbul : next hearing in OdaTV case

22-26 April in Istanbul : next hearings in KCK press case

 

Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

Below is the latest update from the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) international campaign to set free all journalists in Turkey.

30 Jan 2013 – RSF’s World Press Freedom Index 2013 : Turkey ranks 154th ! (full report in PDF)

30 Jan 2013 – RSF : Dashed hopes after spring

28 Jan 2013 – Turkey our neighbour, Robert Ellis / New Europe

28 Jan 2013 – Turkey: the worst jailer of journalists, Marjorie Hache / RFI (radio)

Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

Below is the latest update from the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) international campaign to set free all journalists in Turkey.

27 Dec 2012 – Soner Yalçın, Imprisoned Journalist, Released, Bianet

27 Dec 2012 – Journalist Soner Yalcin released in Odatv case, Anadolu Agency

27 Dec 2012 – Turkish Journalist Accused of Terrorist Plot Is Freed Pending Trial, New York Times

21 Dec 2012 – European lawyers : protest against ongoing arrests in Turkey (download as PDF) Continue reading

Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) continues their international campaign to set free all journalists in Turkey with a debate on press freedom in Turkey, featuring writer and publisher Ragip Zarakolu, and the EFJ vice-president, Philippe Leruth:

20 Dec 2012 – YouTube – EFJ debates about press freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey.

20 Dec 2012 – Turquie : “Le thermomètre de la démocratie est cassé”, AJP

19 Dec 2012 – Photos – EFJ debates about press freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey.

19 Dec 2012 – Turkey has more jailed reporters than China, Eritrea, Iran or Syria, Toronto Star

19 Dec 2012 – Turkey – world’s biggest prison for journalists, RSF Continue reading

Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

The Committee for the Protection of Journalists has written a special report on the imprisonment of journalists worldwide – and Turkey occupies the proud position of number one jailer in the world. As ever, the EFJ has been ensuring that this information get circulated widely as part of their Set journalists free in Turkey campaign, and has provided a link to the report below as part of their weekly update.

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) launched an international campaign to set free all journalists in Turkey.

11 Dec 2012 – For Turkey, world’s leading jailer, a path forward, CPJ. Full link.

11 Dec 2012 – Number of jailed journalists sets global record, CPJ. Link to full report.

11 Dec 2012 – A record-number 232 journalists are imprisoned worldwide and Turkey has the highest number, ABC News

10 Dec 2012 – Operation in Istanbul : 2 journalists (Zozan Eser and Sadiye Eser) under arrest, Bianet (in Turkish)

10 Dec 2012 – Turkish cinema asks: Which human rights?, Hürriyet Daily News Continue reading

Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) launched an international campaign to set free all journalists in Turkey. Below is their latest update.

28 Nov 2012 – EFJ Focus is out + special interview with Baris Terkoglu, in EFJ’s website

28 Nov 2012 – Patrick Kamenka (FEJ) estime que la libération de Bedri Adanir donne de l’espoir et que la lutte menée par la FEJ, la FIJ et la TGS porte ses fruits, in Nouvelles d’Arménie

28 Nov 2012 – Journalist Bedri Adanir is released (but condemned to 6 years) after 689 days in prison, in Bianet (Turkish)

28 Nov 2012 – Prosecutor opposes merger of OdaTV, Ergenekon case, in Today’s Zaman

28 Nov 2012 – Belgium’s French-speaking Parliament adopts a resolution condemning the lack of freedom for journalists in Turkey, PCWB’s website Continue reading

Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) launched an international campaign to set free all journalists in Turkey. Below is the latest update.

16 Nov 2012 – No release in OdaTV case – Soner Yalçin and Yalçin Küçük stay in prison  (next hearing Dec 27), in Bianet (TR)

16 Nov 2012 – KCK trial: journalists Oktay Candemir and Cigdem Aslan have been released  (pending trial), in Bianet (TR)

16 Nov 2012 – Journalists Stand Up in Solidarity with Turkish Jailed Reporters ahead of ODA TV Trial, in EFJ’s website

15 Nov 2012 – Le Conseil de Paris parraine Soner Yalçin en soutien à la liberté de la presse en Turquie, in EFJ’s website

15 Nov 2012 – Soner Yalçin’a özgürlük istiyoruz (We want freedom for Soner Yalçin), in OdaTV.com  and Milliyet

15 Nov 2012- EFJ/IFJ petition to immediately release Soner Yalcin and other arrested journalists (Oda TV case)

14 Nov 2012 – As trial of 44 journalists resumes, court continues to ban use of Kurdish, in RSF – RWB

12 Nov 2012 – A Asociación de Periodistas de Santiago de Compostela reclama ao goberno turco a liberación da xornalista Zeynep Kuray e dos outros 34 traballadores de medios que permanecen no cárcere, in APSC’s website Continue reading

Set journalists free in Turkey: EFJ campaign update

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) launched an international campaign to set free all journalists in Turkey. Below is the latest news update:

07 Nov 2012 – Stand Up For Journalism 2012 in Brussels Full link  (video and pictures)

07 Nov 2012 – Stand Up For Journalism 2012 in Turkey (pictures and press coverage), in EFJ’s webpage Full link

07 Nov 2012 – Council of Europe : Post-monitoring visit to Turkey by PACE rapporteur, in CoE website Full link

07 Nov 2012 – Still 8 imprisoned journalists remain on indefinite hunger strike, in EFJ’s webpage Full link

07 Nov 2012 – Journalist Sinan Aygün and 11 other detainees released (pending trial) in KCK Bitlis case, in DIHA Full link Continue reading