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Turkey ranked first in threats against journalists

Council of Europe has launched a report, which observes the oppression and violence journalists are exposed to, using data from Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Southeastern Europe and...
21 Nisan 2017

Council of Europe has launched a report, which observes the oppression and violence journalists are exposed to, using data from Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Southeastern Europe and Turkey.

 

40 percent of the interviewed journalists within the three-year research have complained about being exposed to unfair treatment. Physical violence has been the top issue of complaint. 23 percent of the journalists have stated that they have been detained, exposed to investigation, threatened with investigations or exposed to penal sanctions. According to the results, Turkey has been ranked number one in threats regarding psychological violence, sexual harassment, online harassment and physical violence.

 

The report indicates that such oppression drags many journalists into self-censorship, recording that Turkey has the most number of self-censoring journalists.

 

21.04.2017


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