media freedom

Thousands protest diminishing press freedom in Hungary

Several thousand people rallied Sunday in Budapest in protest against what they say is conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s campaign to diminish freedom of the press.

Turkish police raid and shut major opposition television channel

Turkish police raided Tuesday the main offices and broadcast centre of IMC TV, a key opposition news channel based in Istanbul, cutting the broadcast.

Turkish journalists face terrorism-related charges in Istanbul court

Two journalists of Turkish left-wing newspaper Cumhuriyet are being tried on charges of terrorist support, as court proceedings began Wednesday in the absence of one of the plaintiffs, former...

Detention orders issued for 35 media workers, journalists in Turkey

An Istanbul prosecutor issued detention orders for 35 media workers, including journalists, the Dogan news agency reported Tuesday, saying that the accused have links to the movement of Islamic...

Pro-Kurdish television channel taken off the air in Turkey

The pro-Kurdish Ozgur Gun news channel said Tuesday it was taken off the air in Turkey, though it continues to operate in the country and broadcasts online.

Turkey arrests novelist, journalist Asli Erdogan on terrorism charges

A Turkish court arrested novelist and journalist Asli Erdogan for alleged links to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Hurriyet daily reported on Saturday, after she was questioned by...

Turkish court closes key pro-Kurdish newspaper in Turkey

A Turkish court has ordered the closure of newspaper Ozgur Gundem, charging that it spreads terrorist propaganda for the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), according to a copy of the decision...

European Broadcasting Union urges Zagreb to protect HRT independence

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), an international alliance of public service media, has urged the Croatian government to make sure that the national broadcaster (HRT) will maintain its...

Int'l organisations: Gov't interference in HRT's work main problem of media freedoms in Croatia

The report notes that the national parliament, led by the right-leaning Patriotic Coalition and the centrist Bridge party, after barely a month in office, replaced the then HRT director-general...

Turkey seeks detention of 47 former employees of major newspaper

A Turkish prosecutor issued a detention order Wednesday for 47 former employees of Zaman, the country's largest newspaper until it was taken over by the state in March amid charges of links to a...

Turkish coup investigation expands: 42 journalists under probe

Dozens of journalists are under investigation for possible links to the attempted July 15 coup in Turkey, the Anadolu news agency reported Monday.

Sydney journalist reportedly charged with links to PKK

A Sydney man was arrested Wednesday and charged with being a member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), broadcaster ABC reported.

European journalists slam crackdown in Turkey, with 34 in jail

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) on Tuesday said it was backing a campaign in support of reporters in Turkey who are facing "relentless attacks and attempts to silence them," noting...

Egyptian journalists vow to ban minister's name over union raid

Egyptian journalists Wednesday vowed to ban printing the interior minister’s name in an escalating row with the government over a police raid at their union and the arrest of two colleagues.

Turkey set to take over news agency linked to Erdogan's opponent

The Turkish state is poised to take over a major news agency in the country after a court order Monday, following the seizure last week of the Zaman newspaper.