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Turkey using terrorism legislation to gag and jail journalists

By paulinea
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NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) has documented 12 cases of journalists currently being prosecuted in Turkey under terrorism legislation that prohibits questioning the security forces. They include two journalists – a former reporter for the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet (Republic) and its current editor – whose trial begins today. Manipulation of Turkey’s judicial system is undermining press freedom, RSF warns. Reporters who cover public interest stories in Turkey increasingly risk imprisonment.


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