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Turkey - Hostage-taking prompts latest case of Turkish censorship

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the quickly-imposed ban on media coverage of the courthouse drama in Çağlayan, Istanbul, on 31 March, when a prosecutor was taken hostage and was finally murdered after eight hours of fruitless negotiations between the authorities and his two kidnappers, who were themselves killed in a shootout with police. Compounding the ban, reporters from media critical of the government were barred from the prosecutor's funeral yesterday, while four newspapers are now (...)

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