Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Turkish Journalists Go On Trial For Assisting Terrorism

From the BBC: Seventeen journalists are on trial in Turkey, accused of aiding terrorists. They were arrested last year in the wake of the attempted coup against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The seventeen work for opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and say the government is prosecuting them simply for reporting or commenting on the news. More from the L. A. Times here,  Birgun Daily here  (includes statements from the defendant journalists; apologies for my poor transliteration of the newspaper's title), and the Telegraph here.

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