Tag: press freedom

Jeremy Hunt’s campaign to promote #MediaFreedom is just the start

Jeremy Hunt’s campaign to promote #MediaFreedom is just the start

| April 10, 2019

The risk-bearing nature of journalists’ work continues to be laid bare for all to see.  The world witnessed the brazen murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul last October, and still we decry the prolonged imprisonment of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Myanmar, writes Daniel Bruce, chief executive in […]

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#Pressfreedom: ‘Turkey is not a safe place for journalists’, says Sevgi Akarçeşme

#Pressfreedom: ‘Turkey is not a safe place for journalists’, says Sevgi Akarçeşme

Under its leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey disregarding fundamental human rights such as freedom of the press is nothing new – but according to Turkish journalists the situation in the country is getting worse. On Tuesday 15 March, Sevgi Akarçeşme, editor of Today’s Zaman, her colleague and Zaman’s bureau chief in Brussels Selcuk Gültasli […]

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#EUTurkey: MEPs demand details of EU-Turkey deal and compliance with international law

#EUTurkey: MEPs demand details of EU-Turkey deal and compliance with international law

MEPs demanded details on Wednesday (9 March) of the deal struck by EU leaders with Turkey on the management of migrant and refugee flows, underlining that the international asylum rules must be respected. In a plenary debate with the Council and the Commission, most political group leaders insisted that EU accession negotiations with Turkey and […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: ‘For benefit of refugees we need to cooperate with Turkey’, says Martin Schulz

#EuropeanCouncil: ‘For benefit of refugees we need to cooperate with Turkey’, says Martin Schulz

“For the benefit of refugees we need to cooperate with Turkey,” EP President Martin Schulz said following a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Monday 7 March. They discussed the refugee crisis, border controls, visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens as well as press freedom in Turkey, ahead of a meeting with the EU […]

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Azerbaijan urged to free investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Azerbaijan urged to free investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Roy Greenslade – The Guardian Online A year ago this month Khadija Ismayilova (pictured), an award-winning Azerbaijani journalist, was arrested on a string of charges, including libel, tax evasion and illegal business activity. In September, she was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years’ in prison at a closed trial. Human rights groups condemned both her conviction […]

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European Parliament pays tribute to victims of Paris terrorist attacks

European Parliament pays tribute to victims of Paris terrorist attacks

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A minute of silence in the European Parliament hemicycle to pay triubute to the victims of Paris terrorism attacks #JeSuisCharlie “Violence with Kalashnikovs will not make us downgrade our European values,” promised Parliament President Martin Schulz, naming the 17 people killed in last week’s attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket. After a minute’s […]

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