2018 for Journalists in Turkey: 112 journalists sentenced to a total of 547 years in prison

Free Journalists Initiative has released a report on the developments targeting media & journalism in Turkey throughout 2018. While 3 journalists have been given life sentences, 112 journalist...

Media Freedom 03.01.2019 - 15:14 03.01.2019 - 15:14
Free Journalists Initiative has released a report on the developments targeting media & journalism in Turkey throughout 2018. While 3 journalists have been given life sentences, 112 journalists were given a total of 547 years prison sentences.
The report cites Reporters Without Borders' Press Freedom Index where Turkey marks 157th position from among 180 countries. Moreover, International Press Institute's report states that Turkey has shut down almost 170 newspapers, magazines, radios, TVs and caused disemployment of 3.320 journalists since July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
141 journalists detained64 journalists arrested7 journalists subjected to investigation71 journalists taken to court521 journalists appeared in court121 journalists sentenced to prison & fines112 journalists sentenced to a total of 546 years 9 months 20 days in prison3 journalists sentenced to life imprisonment6 journalists sentenced to pay 40.000 Turkish Liras of fine2 TV stations fined 1 million 80.000 TL1 TV station given 5 programmes ban1 TV station given advertisement ban14 news agencies & internet news portals have been blocked by Information and Communication Technologies Authority1.954 press cards cancelled between January 2016 and November 20184 press publication outlets shut down1 newspaper & 1 printin house taken over by appointed trustees1 journalist deported4 news outlets raided by police54 journalists fired / resigned1 journalist murdered42 journalists released from prison171 journalists welcomed new year in prison

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