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Ordinary Miracles

Ordinary Miracles

By | March 17, 2012 at 11:07 am | No comments

The original article "Ordinary Miracles" was published at Al Akhbar English on March 16, 2012.   "An inadequate justice will not bring democracy to this country. Our release from prison does not mean much. The freedom of expression must not be on the agenda only when we...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Why I’m unhappy about the release of Şık and Şener

Why I’m unhappy about the release of Şık and Şener

By | March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am | One comment

So much for the world wide attention for press freedom in Turkey. The two most famous Turkish journalists in jail, Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener, were set free on Monday night, pending trial. Joy all over the place and I’m happy for them too; but in a way it also makes me...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion

FT: Four Turkish journalists released from jail

FT: Four Turkish journalists released from jail

By | March 13, 2012 at 10:42 am | No comments

Daniel Dombay / Financial Times Two prominent journalists who had been imprisoned in Turkey for more than a year have been released from jail, marking an abrupt shift in a case that focused international criticism on Ankara. Since their initial detention in March last...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

List of Journalists in Jail in Turkey

List of Journalists in Jail in Turkey

By | March 7, 2012 at 8:53 am | 11 comments

Below you will find the whole list of detained/arrested/convicted journalists based on their opinion, writings or publications (although in some cases even pre-publication.) This is the list of disgrace of democracy in Turkey. As of March 7, 2012 there are 104 (one hundred and...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Free… Journalists… Journalism… Journo… J…

Free… Journalists… Journalism… Journo… J…

By | January 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm | No comments

We are selfish creatures. That I always knew. "We" have to get the news. "We" have to report them first in "our" medium. In most of the cases "we" are far above the truth. We are the journalists. We bend the facts, we manipulate perception, we make it look like if we didn't...

Posted in: Featured, Freedom of Expression, Kurds, Opinion

Court Defenses of Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener « Turkey press freedom

Court Defenses of Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener « Turkey press freedom

By | January 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm | No comments

Court Defenses of Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener « Turkey press freedom. (In English) Ahmet Şık Tam metin savunması 5.1.2012 (Türkçe) Nedim Şener Tam metin savunması...

Posted in: Featured, Freedom of Expression, News

“I Bare Witness” Traveling Photo Exhibit by Ahmet Şık

By | April 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm | One comment

An exhibition with photographs by recently arrested journalist Ahmet Şık was inaugurated yesterday at Karşı Art Gallery in Istanbul. 30 Ahmet Şık photographs originating from his decades long journalism experience will be exhibited until April 12th in the same...

Posted in: Featured, Freedom of Expression, Konstantinoupolis, News

“Virtual” Disobedience

By | April 1, 2011 at 3:13 am | 3 comments

First there was a book draft. No, first there was a book. Ahmet Şık and Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, two journalists in Turkey wrote a book about Ergenekon, allegedly an organization that planned a coup eight years ago. Except for some reserves they have written about that attempt in...

Posted in: Freedom of Expression, Opinion, Turkey

Ahmet Şık’s book on Internet

By | March 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm | 2 comments

Ahmet Şık's book on Fethullan Gülen's movement and activities in Turkish bureaucracy which caused his arrest is being distributed on Internet. Original file was posted at Google Documents. A court in Turkey has ordered all copies must be destroyed or it would be considered as...

Posted in: News, Turkey

Freedom, freedom of press, or otherwise

By | March 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm | 2 comments

Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener were sent to jail early this morning. Both investigative journalists with different backgrounds or ideologies, they had one common characteristic: pursuit of truth. And truth is a dangerous subject matter in Turkey. Nedim Şener is rather known in...

Posted in: Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Opinion, Turkey

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