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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Press freedom rank 2016, 'Islamist' Turkey drops to 151 Th place among 180 countries.


Press freedom rank 2016, 'Islamist' Turkey drops to 151 Th place among 180 countries. (Rsf).

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has embarked on an offensive against Turkey’s media. Journalists are harassed, many have been accused of “insulting the president” and the Internet is systematically censored. The regional context – the war in Syria and Turkey’s offensive against the PKK Kurds – is exacerbating the pressure on the media, which are also accused of “terrorism.” The media and civil society are nonetheless resisting Erdogan’s growing authoritarianism.


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