State of media freedom worsening in Turkey, press groups caution
International Press Institute (IPI) and Turkish Journalist Association warn against the worsening situation of media freedom.
The decline of media freedom continues
The decline of media freedom in Turkey is continuing, the Turkey Journalists Association (TGC) Executive Board points out in a statement on World Press Freedom Day, May 3.
"There are serious problems obstructing freedom of the press in Turkey. The major ones among them are problems related to legal obstacles, labor regulations and the structure of the media," the statement reads.
You may find the full text here.
Reporters targeted in record numbers and brutal ways
International Press Institute (IPI) states that in the first quarter of 2012, 29 journalists were killed around the globe because of their work. Last year was the second-worst on record, with 102 journalists killed. And 2009 was the grimmest ever, with 110 deaths – 32 of them in a single election convoy massacre in the Philippines in which another 26 civilians were slain.
You may find IPI report in full here.