1. IbrahimAbi

    World Press

    I was reading an article on India stripping a journalist of Indian nationality. It lead me to the reporters without borders website. Fascinating reading. Which country is below North Korea on the world press freedom rankings? Why is the UK so low...
  2. Camden

    Press Freedom new blow

    Turkish press baron agrees to sell media arm to Erdogan ally Aydin Dogan’s deal with Demiroren the latest blow to the independence of the press CNN Turk television station and Hurriyet newspaper plus Turkish Daily News Financial Times...
  3. S

    Turkeys freedom of press on trial
  4. yalimart

    Press freedom or not

    Minister Admits Relationship With Prostitute Funny how 4 newspapers had this story and decided not to publish with the ardent socialist sun saying there was no story to be told. I think there is as it sounds sleazy to me, and I dont mean where he gets his kicks, he is quite entitled to date who...
  5. S

    Talk in English on Press freedom and social media

    A presentation that should be attended by all users of social media : Subject: Present State of Press Freedom and New Developments in Social Media 17 April Friday at 11.00 hrs. at BOTİM OASİS ( below THY) Haluk Şahin: Phd. Indiana Univ., Emeritus Professor of Mass Communications at Istanbul...
  6. T

    European Parliament urges Turkey to respect freedom of press

    The European Parliament has criticized the Dec. 14, 2014 operation against TV stations and newspapers with alleged links to Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, in a joint motion that is set to be voted on Jan. 15, also recalling that “a free and pluralistic press is an essential component of any...
  7. Housemartins

    Free press in Turkey????

    Perhaps someone has had a few too many glasses of grape juice!!! Turkey has ?world?s freest press?, Erdo?an says - POLITICS
  8. giglets

    Dershanes Bill to press ahead

    A law stipulating the closure of test prep schools (dershanes) is expected to be submitted to Parliament soon, after all ministers have signed it, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has announced. “Three articles of a law proposal regarding Education Ministry personnel regulations relate to...
  9. B

    Government Press control.

    Do you think that Government should ever get involved in regulating the press? I don't think Government of any colour should have any say in how the Press is run, I think that could be a slippery slope to a State controlled Press. As all of the Social media sites (e.g Facebook, Twitter) cannot...
  10. Firebrand

    Report on press freedom in Turkey

    Turkey's Press Freedom Crisis - Reports - Committee to Protect Journalists This report by the Committee to Protect Journalists makes for harrowing reading.
  11. Squeaky

    Creating a press hero out of a coup organizer

    Good afternoon: I made reference to this article as part of a longer post yesterday but I just read it again and think that it might be interesting enough to be singled out in order to draw everyone's attention to the contents as I feel that it explains a lot about the various "wars" that are...
  12. Firebrand

    Turkey 148th of 179 in Reporters Without Border's press freedom index

    Ece Temelkuran write's in the Guardian's comment is free on the continued situation of journalists in Turkey Turkish journalists are very frightened ? but we must fight this intimidation | Ece Temelkuran | Comment is free | Including my emotionless "thank you", the phone...
  13. Firebrand

    Article on the influence of Gul*n in the press

    Behind Bars in the Deep State - By Justin Vela | Foreign Policy Extract: For many Turkish citizens, the evolution of their democracy is best discussed in whispers. Turkey has come far in recent years, but these days they prefer not to speak too loudly about where it is headed. In the past two...
  14. Summertime

    Norwegian PM slams Turkey over free press.

    POLITICS - Norwegian PM slams Turkey over free press
  15. shirleyanntr

    Gagging Turkeys Press

    Ahmet Şık was arrested because of a book he wrote called 'The İmams Army' in which he maintains that the police and other departments have now been taken over by the Gülenists...his office was ransacked his book confiscated and he was arrested as he was led away he shouted 'anyone who touches...
  16. Firebrand

    Press censorship over the killing of Kurds Interesting article re how hard it is becoming for journalists to cover news in Turkey when it is about Kurds. Quote: A journalist at a big Turkish TV station, speaking on condition of anonymity, says that...
  17. L

    Stop press* Good News*JET2

    Hi to all flyers from Newcastle to Bodrum Jet2 has just anounced they will commence flying from JUNE 4th 2012 flying out once a week. so all that replied to their survey and the TLFers who contacted JET2 customer services WEll DONE, it has worked. I am not sure about other regional airports...
  18. tykatem

    Press TV to be taken off-air in UK

    Ofcom ruled that in May the channel, the overseas voice of the Tehran government, committed a serious breach of the broadcasting code when it aired an interview with Maziar Bahari, an imprisoned Newsweek journalist. Bahari, who was held for four months, says he was interviewed under duress and...
  19. shirleyanntr

    the press repression in turkey

    İnteresting article by Andrew Finkel about the state of the press in Turkey and his sacking by the Daily Zaman and a piece from İstanbul calling about the repercussions of Finkels dismissal Istanbul Calling...
  20. qwerty

    Press Freedom? mmmmm

    This is quite a long read, but it basically shows how the DM makes up some of its stories. No Sleep 'Til Brooklands: A True Story Of Daily Mail Lies (guest post) ".......backed up with statistics and evidence, and then sent to my interviewee to confirm that I’d quoted him/her correctly and in...
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