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Turkey: Whitewashing the police, one sentence at a time
Reporter Seda Taşkın, who works for the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News Agency, was sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in prison after the court turned a blind eye to the police and the prosecutor’s dubious use of the law
Cumhuriyet: A press freedom case degenerates into a boardroom takeover
Cumhuriyet’s administration abruptly changed after a court ruling early September. Around 30 journalists and writers (some of whom had been in jail) were either dismissed or resigned in protest of the way the new board took over the newspaper.
Illiberal democracies: Awash in media without plurality
Visitors to Eurasian countries — Turkey, Russia, Ukraine or, to a lesser extent, Azerbaijan — might be impressed by the sheer number of domestic television channels that offer news programming. But all the coverage doesn’t translate into media plurality.
Anyone can submit reports about threats, violations or limitations to media freedom and pluralism through the Mapping Media Freedom website and anyone can search the reports. Further publications, training opportunities, access to legal support and resources are available via the ECPMF Resource Centre.