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CPJ slams Turkey about policies against press freedom

By | October 22, 2012 at 10:59 am | No comments | Featured, Human Rights | Tags: , , , , ,

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published a report about the jailed journalists and the current state of press freedom in Turkey.

Turkish authorities are engaging in widespread criminal prosecution and jailing of journalists, and are applying other forms of severe pressure to promote self-censorship in the press, a CPJ analysis shows. CPJ has found highly repressive laws, particularly in the penal code and anti-terror law; a criminal procedure code that greatly favors the state; and a harsh anti-press tone set at the highest levels of government. Turkey’s press freedom situation has reached a crisis point.”

Read the full report here >>

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