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Turkey: ‘Worst Country’ For Media Freedom In 2016 (Deutsche Welle via Counter Extremism Project)

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Dec. 28, 2016

Deutsche Welle: Turkey: ‘Worst Country’ For Media Freedom In 2016

“Turkey jailed more journalists than any other country this year. According to the Turkish Journalists’ Association, 148 journalists are currently imprisoned and many media outlets have been shut down. Turkey has now dropped two places in RSF’s Press Freedom Report, and is in 151st place out of 180 countries. Ahead of Turkey are Tajikistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the Turkish Journalists’ Association (TGC), 148 journalists are currently in prison and the number of journalists on trial are difficult to determine, as hundreds of journalists are being tried on many charges including espionage, aiding and abetting terrorist organizations, and insulting public officials.”

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