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Turkey - Authorities asked to stop criminalizing journalism as trial of 36 detained pro-Kurdish journalists gets under way

Reporters without borders
The trial of 36 journalists with pro-Kurdish media who have been held since 20 December 2011 opens today in Istanbul. Reporters Without Borders, whose Turkish correspondent is attending the trial, calls for the release of all journalists detained in connection with their work and urges the judicial authorities to give them a fair trial. "This mass trial recalls darker times that we had hoped were a thing of the past," Reporters Without Borders said. "Despite all the promises and some (...)

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