Posts Tagged: Committee to Protect Journalists

President Erdoğan to visit UK: join the Free Turkey Media protest

UPDATE: In light of the announcement that President Erdoğan will be meeting Theresa May on Tuesday 15 May, we have changed the time and location of the protest, which will now take place 9 – 11 am on 15 May outside Downing Street. Turkey’s President Erdoğan will be visiting the UK for official meetings from

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Eritrea: a muzzled state

Today marks the sixteen-year anniversary of the crackdown on dissent in Eritrea, in which twelve journalists were arrested for their free expression work. Sixteen years later the whereabouts of the detained journalists remains unknown and freedom of expression continues to be severely repressed. To mark the anniversary, English PEN is proud to publish ‘Eritrea: a

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Report on crisis for press freedom in Turkey

Ahmet Şιk is an award-winning investigative journalist and author. In Journalism Under Siege, he describes how Turkey’s media ownership has been transformed, leading to a dominance of pro-government media in the country; intimidation, denial of accreditation and firing of critical journalists have further eroded independent reporting. Laws that curtail and criminalise investigative reporting have been

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