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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

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

An open letter to Slavoj Žižek

An open letter to Slavoj Žižek

By | February 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm | One comment

This article written by Ece Temelkuran is published on New Statesman Blog on Febrıary 17th, 2012. Turkey's record on human rights means it is no model for the Arab world. On his recent visit to Turkey, the philosopher Slavoj Žižek praised the country and suggested that it...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion

A House Divided Against Itself: The Deteriorating State Of Media Freedom in Turkey

A House Divided Against Itself: The Deteriorating State Of Media Freedom in Turkey

By | February 8, 2012 at 3:36 am | One comment

Gareth Jenkins Most international attention has focused on the more than 100 journalists who are now in jail in Turkey as a result of what they have written or said. But more pernicious – and ultimately much more corrosive to freedom of expression – is the widespread...

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

Turkish journalists are very frightened – but we must fight this intimidation

Turkish journalists are very frightened – but we must fight this intimidation

By | January 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm | One comment

A journalist's murder and jailing of two others is an attempt to silence the media – but it makes me more determined to speak Including my emotionless "thank you", the phone conversation lasted less than a minute. "The newspaper's owner has decided… Er… not to… renew...

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

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