Tag Archives: freedom of the press

Vocativ: A Turkish Press Gag – How Erdogan is Suffocating the Journalists


On an early morning in October 2011, I received a text from a columnist of a Turkish daily telling me to not give up. I was traveling in Amsterdam, still jet-lagged from the day before, and I didn’t know what he meant. Then I noticed my Twitter feed was overflowing with similar messages. It was my seventh year as a columnist [...] → Read the full article…

Bianet: Özkan Güven “During the Gezi Resistance All Channels Hid the Public from the Public”


This is the story of Özkan Güven who resigned from the kitchen of the media that ignored the people on the street but loved penguins. While resigning he said #yasasıngeziruhu (#longlivethespiritofgezi).    I resigned from NTV where I worked as an editor. #yasasıngeziruhu Özkan Güven who resigned from NTV Television because of its broadcasting policies during the Gezi resistance talked to Bianet. Güven tells of the effects of his protest against the media [...] → Read the full article…