The Free Journalists Initiative released its monthly report in Amed.
Journalists have spoken out about the stifling climate of fear that has enveloped Turkey’s media landscape, ahead of a global day of action to demand the release of more than 120 journalists still imprisoned since the failed 2016 coup.
For the first time, journalists in Amed will rally behind their own banner on Workers’ Day.
Travel ban confirmed for 46 Kurdish journalists under trial
The assets belonging to shut-down media institutions like DİHA, JİNHA, Azadiya Welat and Azadî TV have been put on sale.
"“The world’s biggest prison for professional journalists, Turkey (157th) has managed to fall another two places in the past year, which saw a succession of mass trials."
TJU administrators met with imprisoned journalist Zehra Doğan. Doğan said, “One understands the value of journalism better in prison,” and urged her colleagues on the outside to continue to write the news without fear.
Sweden reacted to the ongoing repression, closure, raids, attacks against the Kurdish press.
Turkey, the largest prison for journalists in the world, continues its crackdown on journalists of the opposition and alternative media.
Swedish Journalists Federation’s publication pointed out the attacks against Kurdish media and called for solidarity.