#TURKEY: The two convicted yesterday were the well-known human rights defender Şanar Yurdatapan and the publisher İbrahim Aydın Bodur. They were given 15-month suspended jail terms and fines of 6,000 lira (1,500 euros) on charges of “terrorist propaganda” and “publishing a
terrorist organization’s communiqués.”
#BAHRAIN: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and French public radio broadcaster France Médias Monde (FMM) call on the Bahraini authorities to abandon their prosecution of Nazeeha Saeed on a charge of working as a correspondent for foreign media outlets without a permit.
#TURKEY: A Reporters Without Borders (RSF) delegation flew today to Istanbul to attend the trial of its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, which resumes tomorrow, and to show support for Turkey’s journalists, the targets of an unprecedented crackdown.
How you wield a pencil can still lead to violent reprisals. Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Cartooning for Peace / Dessins pour la Paix and other cartoonist associations pay tribute to all press cartoonists who defend #MediaFreedom
#BULGARIA: Stoyanov and the other journalists at Биволъ (Bivol.bg) have published several major investigative reports in recent months about alleged corruption, embezzlement of public funds and links between Bulgarian government officials and criminal groups.
#BRAZIL: #RSF is appalled to learn that local officials in São Gonçalo do Amarante, a town in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte, have brought a total of 11 defamation suits against a couple who edit a news website with coverage of local corruption
#BURMA: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Burmese authorities to step up their investigation into newspaper reporter Soe Moe Tun’s week-old murder in the northwestern city of Monywa and to redouble efforts to identify who masterminded his death.