As upcoming elections in Turkey draw near, the press crackdown in the country seems to be getting more intense
Tunca Öğreten and others will go to trial on Tuesday for exposing corruption in the Turkish government
It has been almost a year since Turkey’s 2016 coup, but journalists there still face a hostile government and threats of jail time.
Gambia secures first peaceful transition since 1965 The Fall of Africa’s Loneliest Despot Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s autocratic leader for the past 20 years, finally stepped down as president on Saturday, escaping on his private jet into exile in Equatorial Guinea – a country conveniently not
Five days after she posted a Facebook video of police officers using aggressive force against protestors at the Dakota Access Pipeline, Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman was arrested and charged with “participating in a riot.” According to a PBS report, the coverage Goodman was arrested for showed security guards
Ever since the attempted and failed coup d’etat against Erdogan’s government, Turkey has seen greater limitations on media freedom. According to Reporter’s Without Borders Freedom Index Turkey ranks 151 out 180 in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index, a very low ranking for press freedom.
In Julia Arciga’s August 29th story “Erdogan Cracks Down on Press After Turkey Coup,” we made an editorial decision that, we feel, warrants explication. In an interview conducted over FaceTime, Tunca Öğreten, a journalist with the Turkish online news organization Diken, made the deliberate and intentional
After a faction within the Turkish military attempted a coup on July 15th, President Recip Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the closure of 131 media outlets. Erdogan claims the organizations were spreading the sentiments of Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in the US who has