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Turkish journalism is all but destroyed 27 mars 2015

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The Guardian Weekly (UK) 27 March 2015, p. 19

Yavuz Baydar *

Intimidation and imprisonment mean the free media is on the verge of extinction, while government-friendly moguls are given lucrative contracts. (suite…)

Stifling the Media: Barriers to Press Freedom 20 mai 2014

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Chatham House (UK) 20 May 2014

Transcript – Yavuz Baydar, James Deane, Kirsty Hughes, John Lloyd

This is a transcript of a panel discussion on some of the key challenges facing freedom of the press around the world. Among other issues, the discussants address 1) the decline in media freedom in Turkey since the Gezi Park protests in 2013 (suite…)

Erdogan accused of McCarthy-style witchhunt 1 août 2013

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The Times (UK) August 1, 2013 Thursday, p. 28

Alexander Christie-Miller

The Turkish authorities have been accused of organising a « McCarthystyle » witchhunt against dissenting journalists, with more than 60 forced from their jobs in recent weeks. (suite…)

Not just a bad day for journalism, but for Turkish democracy 30 juillet 2013

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The Guardian (UK) July 30, 2013 Tuesday, p. 30

Yavuz Baydar *

Last week I was fired from my job as independent ombudsman for the Turkish daily newspaper Sabah, following the censoring of my column. (suite…)

How media bosses undermine democracy 21 juillet 2013

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The New York Times (USA) July 21, 2013, p. S24                                   Türkçe

By Yavuz Baydar *, Istanbul

The protests that convulsed Istanbul and other Turkish cities last month exposed, among many other things, the shameful role of Turkey’s media conglomerates in subverting press freedom. (suite…)

In Balancing Act, Turkey Hosts Iranian Nuclear Talks 13 avril 2012

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National Public Radio – NPR (USA) April 13, 2012

by Peter Kenyon

Iran’s suspect nuclear program will again be in the spotlight this weekend when negotiators from Iran and six international powers meet in Istanbul. (suite…)