Saturday, May 26, 2018

Turkey blocks Jinnews website second time in two days

Turkish authorities blocked Jinnews website for the second time in two days.

Journalist who wrote about civilian casualties in Afrin arrested

A Kurdish journalist who wrote “civilians are being killed in Afrin” in social media was arrested and sent to prison.

39-year prison sentence for three journalists

Diyarbakir Prosecutor’s Office demanded 39-year prison sentence for three journalists for their reports about clashes between the Turkish army and YPS in Idil, a district of Sirnak province.

English PEN calls for immediate release of journalist Doğan

English PEN has joined colleagues around the world in calling for immediate release of Kurdish journalist and artist Zehra Doğan.

Journalist Suat Karagoz detained in Van

Turkish police detained journalist Suat Karagoz in Van on Saturday.

Turkish police raid journalist Yasar’s home in Istanbul

Journalist Zozan Yaşar’s home in Istanbul has been raided by the police.

Cyber attack on Rojava’s ANHA news agency

There is no access to the website of the Rojava-based Hawar News Agency, ANHA.

Journalist detained in Van for reporting about Afrin

Turkish state’s crackdown on journalists and opposition in connection with the invasion operation against Afrin continues.

YouTube closes YPG account

After Facebook and Twitter, YouTube is now suspending the accounts of the Kurdish accounts that are providing independent reports from the Kurdistan territory.  

Jinnews website blocked for the fifth time in one week

Women’s News Agency’s (JinNews) website was blocked by Turkey for the fifth time in one week.