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The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Turkish journalist and former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dündar.

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Andrew Heslop

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2017-06-05 11:49

WAN-IFRA and global freedom of expression organisations have written to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to free cartoonist Atena Faraghdani who is in prison for publishing a symbolic cartoon online. Atena has been sentenced to 12 years 9 months in prison, awaiting final verdict from the court of appeal.

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Andrew Heslop

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2016-02-26 17:05

Leading international free expression and press freedom groups condemn government’s refusal to allow supporters to visit pair jailed for their reporting, call for their release

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Andrew Heslop

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2016-01-27 13:28

Human rights and freedom of expression groups, amongst them WAN-IFRA, are calling on the Moroccan authorities to drop all charges against journalist and editor Ali Anouzla and to end their judicial pursuit of him and his news publication.

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Andrew Heslop

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2016-01-20 21:23

WAN-IFRA joined international freedom of expression groups in denouncing the continued detention journalists journalists Somaru Nag and Santosh Yadav in Chhattisgarh, India.

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Andrew Heslop

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2016-01-20 16:40

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting in Paris on 12th December 2015, calls for renewed global solidarity with the Turkish press in the wake of continuing attacks and the government’s hard-line stance against independent, free media.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-12-12 14:08

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have condemned a violent assault on a journalist as well as a series of attacks against Daily Hürriyet, just the latest in a string of recent assaults on press freedom in Turkey.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-10-02 15:40

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum welcome the release of VICE News reporters Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, but calls on the authorities to ensure their Turkish colleague Mohammed Ismael Rasool is immediately released and the charges against him are dropped.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-09-05 11:11

With charges of terrorism levelled at journalists, regular court cases and police raids against media houses, the Turkish state is stepping up its attacks and intimidation of the press as snap elections scheduled for November approach.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2015-09-01 16:24

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