Friday, May 25, 2018

Gazete Şûjin won’t be silent: We were, are, will always be here

The women’s journalism website Şûjin, with their motto “A packing needle [“şûjin”] against the masculine language of the mainstream media”, has been shut down by the government of Turkey with a statutory decree targeting the free press.

Turkey continues to lead the worldwide decline in press freedom

"“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."

Cyber attack on Rojava’s ANHA news agency

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

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.  

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.

Two more executives of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi paper jailed

The usurped Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper’s grant holder İhsan Yaşar and managing editör İshak Yasul have been jailed.

Three editors and one worker of Özgürlükçü Demokrasi jailed

Three editors and one worker of the usurped Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper have been jailed for alleged “membership to a terrorist organization”.

Writer Eliacik faces 7.5 years in prison for ‘PKK propaganda’

An Islamic scholar and writer who is known for his anti-capitalist activism is facing 7.5 years prison sentence for alleged PKK propaganda.

Journalist Ozlu detained in Mersin

The director of Radio Ses, Semra Ozlu, was detained by Turkish police on Wednesday. 

Rojnews Twitter account banned in Turkey

After the ANF articles about the MIT administrators and articles on the Paris Massacre were published on RojNews, the agency’s Twitter accounts in Turkish and Kurdish have been restricted in Turkey.