Defamation suits and arrests targeting journalists threaten Turkey’s democracy, a special report released March 27 by the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) has concluded.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER: ‘There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia and Beyond’ by Meline Toumani (Metropolitan Books, 286 pages, $28)
Britain's top court on March 26 overruled the government to allow the publication of a series of letters from Prince Charles to ministries, in a potential setback for the heir to the throne.
Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a 'ball-shaped hand gesture insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.'
Two top Ukrainian officials were arrested March 25 on corruption charges and led away in handcuffs from a televised cabinet meeting as government ministers looked on.
Turkey’s State Theater might be planning to give free performances across the country on March 27, World Theater Day, but it’s not a day of celebration for many theater professionals, with increasing oppression, censorship and a questionable draft law giving control to the state
Category: FORK & CORK
The Turkish team succeeded in finishing number two and three, but missed the number one spot; alas, not from the top but the bottom.
Whether it's the earnest Josiah Bartlet from "The West Wing" or the manipulative Frank Underwood in "House of Cards," Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack "No Drama" Obama.
One of Mexico's most popular journalists said March 19 she suspects the government was behind her firing because of her report about the first lady's controversial purchase of a mansion.
An Ohio man freed last year after spending 39 years in jail for a murder he did not commit will receive more than $1 million from the state for his wrongful imprisonment, court records show.
Two Turkish cartoonists face up to two years in jail on charges of “insulting” President Erdoğan, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they allegedly included a hidden offensive gesture
A journalist in southern Turkey has been sentenced to a five-month suspended prison sentence, while the houses of two more journalists from the same city have been raided by police
An air raid on the presidential palace in Yemen's southern city of Aden and intense fighting at the airport Thursday raised fears for President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled his residence.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
“The ethics of the media are what the boss says, brother Yusuf,” warned Sedat Örsel on Facebook early in the morning Tuesday.
NATO allies are scrambling to protect vulnerable Baltic partners from the threat of hybrid warfare, a Russian tactic that officials and experts say is based on deception rather than formal declaration of war.
Yassin Musharbash, a leading German journalist with Jordanian roots, pulls out some recent "fan mail" and starts reading on the stage.
President Erdoğan has reiterated that Turkey has no 'Kurdish problem.' In fact, this is the third time he has changed his mind on the subject
Syria’s military shot down a U.S. drone over the coastal province of Latakia, state media has reported. Military sources speaking to Hürriyet said that the drone was an unarmed Predator, which took off from the İncirlik base in the southern Turkish province of Adana.
A just-published study highlights how commerce and glitz are reinforcing support for autocracy by international sports associations and undermining the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) newly-found resolve to hold potential host cities to human rights standards to which world football body FIFA pays lip service
Category: NURAY MERT
I happened to be in Islamabad on Women’s Day in Pakistan last week. The occasion was the sixth Think Thanks Forum of Islamic Countries; I used the opportunity to visit this beloved country for the third time and Pakistan’s Women’s Day was a good surprise
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