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By Knight First Amendment Institute Director Jameel Jaffer and CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon

This piece was originally published by Just Security on February 26, 2021.

A U.S. intelligence report that was unlawfully suppressed by the Trump administration but released Friday afternoon concludes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman…


By Courtney C. Radsch / CPJ Advocacy Director

This piece was originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation on January 29, 2021.

Rampant conspiracy theories, coronavirus disinformation, election interference, and information manipulation on a global scale have proliferated in the toxic environment fostered by Big Tech.

As the coronavirus pandemic has…


By Courtney C. Radsch / CPJ Advocacy Director

This piece was originally published by Project Syndicate, June 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — It is no surprise that journalists would go out to the streets to cover the largest and most widespread protests the United States has experienced in more than…


By Robert Mahoney, Deputy Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

Big tech helped create the fever swamp of lies and rumors we have to wade through every day to get our news. The coronavirus pandemic is a chance for them to start draining it.

Facebook, Google and Twitter among others…


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a news conference with European officials on March 26, 2018. An Istanbul court on March 29 acquitted Ahmet Altan of insulting Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdoğan in a 2012 column in the now-shuttered daily Taraf, according to reports.(AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

By Özgür Öğret/CPJ Turkey Representative

Pro-Kurdish newspaper seized

A government-affiliated insurer and fund manager took over one of Turkey’s last remaining pro-Kurdish dailies, Özgürlükçü Düşünce, on March 28, and Istanbul police detained at least 27 of its staff members, according to news reports.

Police broke into a building in the…


Pedestrians walk by the latest work by the elusive British street artist Bansky along a wall in New York City on March 16, 2018. The work draws attention to the jailed Turkish artist Zehra Doguan.(AFP/ Getty Images/ Spencer Platt)

By Özgür Öğret/CPJ Turkey Representative

Media sales

Doğan Holding, one of Turkey’s largest conglomerates, on March 21 announced that it would sell its media assets to the pro-government Demirören Holding, according to news reports.

Two of Turkey’s top-selling newspapers, Hürriyet and Posta, and its main entertainment and news channels, Kanal…


A couple check their mobile phone as they travel in a ferry in Istanbul, Turkey in April 2017. An Istanbul court on March 8, 2018, sentenced at least 22 journalists to prison on terrorism-related charges, according to news reports. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

By Özgür Öğret/CPJ Turkey Representative

Journalists sentenced

An Istanbul court today sentenced at least 22 journalists to prison on terrorism-related charges, according to news reports.

The journalists all denied the charges, the reports stated.

The trial, with a total 29 defendants, made headlines in March 2017, when a court ordered…


People look at the Bosphorus as they travel in a ferry from the Asian to the European side of Istanbul on March 1, 2018. The Turkish government continues its crackdown on the media. (AFP/ Bulent Kilic)

By Özgür Öğret/CPJ Turkey Representative

Journalists sentenced

An Istanbul court on February 28 sentenced Ahmet Altan, the former chief editor for the shuttered daily Taraf, to five years and 11 months in prison for “insulting the [Turkish] president,” and “making propaganda for a [terrorist] organization,” the online newspaper Diken reported.


By Özgür Öğret/CPJ Turkey Representative on February 22, 2018 2:09 PM ET

People take souvenir photos along the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2018. Turkey continues to crackdown on the press; a Turkish court sentenced four journalists to life without parole on February 16, 2018, on charges relating to their journalistic activity. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Journalists acquitted, released

Turkish authorities on February 17 released from jail Deniz Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, who had been imprisoned for a year pending investigation, according to Reuters. A Turkish court on the…


By Özgür Öğret/CPJ Turkey Representative on February 15, 2018 5:08 PM ET

The flag-wrapped coffin of a Turkish soldier who was killed during the operation against Syria’s Afrin region, is carried by guard of honor members during his funeral ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey in February 2018. Yusuf Ozan, a morning news host for the Islamist Akit TV channel, said journalists with the daily Cumhuriyet should be “slaughtered” because he did not approve their coverage of Turkey’s military action in Syria, Cumhuriyet reported on February 11. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)

Journalist released, said he was sexually abused in custody

Turkish authorities on February 14 released from prison photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan after an Istanbul court decided he should be tried without arrest, the online newspaper Artı Gerçek reported.

During…

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