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Call for the release of Turkey's imprisoned journalists and new laws that codify the principles of a free press, putting an end to this de facto brand of state censorship.

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Sue H (7)
Monday July 29, 2013, 9:31 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Ben O (154)
Monday July 29, 2013, 10:39 am

Kit B (276)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:18 am

Call on Turkey's Leadership to End Media Censorship
The Turkish government imprisons more journalists than any other nation.
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06/06/13: Reports from Turkey suggest that police are intentionally targeting journalists covering the spreading demonstrations in the country. At least fourteen journalists have been wounded by police; meanwhile, the Prime Minister blames social media for the unrest. But a free press is especially vital during times of civil unrest. As the Committee to Protect Journalists observes: "only a well-informed society has the capacity to restore and heal itself." Sign below to end media censorship.
[Call on Turkey's Leadership to End Media Censorship]
Goal: 15,000 • Progress: 4,220
Sponsored by: The Literacy Site

According to a recent report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Turkey faces a "press freedom crisis." Using a combination of ambiguous and antiquated laws to silence media critical of the government in Ankara, journalists are imprisoned as terrorists, and their work dismissed as enemy propaganda. Those fortunate enough to avoid incarceration still face the threat of legal repercussions for publishing dissenting opinions or critical analysis.

Consequently, an atmosphere of fear and self-censorship prevails among Turkey's journalists. In one prominent case, authorities detained Soner Yalçin, owner of the critical Oda TV, and several of his colleagues. Nearly two years later, he continues to sit in an isolated cell while the legal proceedings drag on without end.

Call for the release of Turkey's imprisoned journalists and new laws that codify the principles of a free press, putting an end to this de facto brand of state censorship.

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Roger G (154)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:24 am
signed, twitted, plusoned and noted, thanks

Rose Becke (141)
Monday July 29, 2013, 4:02 pm
Thank You for Signing!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 12:57 am

Elizabeth O (94)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:21 am

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 3:10 pm
Thank you! (previously signed, n, p, and t again today)

Animae C (514)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5:03 pm
Thank You for Signing!
Goal: 15,000 • Progress: 5,063

Solitary E (324)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5:25 pm
Already signed, thanks Nancy

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5:32 pm
Noted and signed

Joe R (190)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5:37 pm
Thanks Nancy. Signed and noted.

Monica T (278)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:08 pm
Done! Thanks, Nancy

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:26 pm
s/s, ty Nancy

Stan B (123)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 8:52 pm
Signed thanks Nancy.

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 8:55 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Nancy..

Dorothy N (63)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 10:39 pm
I should have suggested that if Turkey adopted strong democratic standards, it could become a global moral leader and show western governments how...

P A (117)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:55 pm
Signed - thanks Nancy.

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 12:07 am
Signed and noted.

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 12:48 am
Signed and noted.

Iona Kentwell (129)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 1:56 am
Remember to click to donate while you're there! Thanks Nancy.

Craig Pittman (52)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 4:05 am
Signed thanks Nancy..

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 5:10 am
I had already signed.

. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 7:06 am
#5.139 Signed and noted - thank you Cher

. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 7:07 am
OPPS!!! Sorry Nancy

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:25 am

. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:51 am
already signed-thanks

federico bortoletto (47)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:53 am
Firmato e notato. Grazie Nancy.

. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:07 am
Signed and Noted.

S S (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 1:31 pm
Thank you.

Fran F (118)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 4:08 pm
Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!
Nancy, thank you for posting this.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:35 pm
Signed and noted with thanks.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 5:23 am
Noted and signed. Thanks

. (0)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 12:54 pm

Susanne R (235)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 10:16 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Nancy!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 11:57 pm
Done. Thank you Nancy.

Frances Darcy (133)
Friday August 2, 2013, 7:57 am

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday August 2, 2013, 4:12 pm
Signed, sent & noted. Thanks, Nancy.

Ann L (15)
Friday August 2, 2013, 6:51 pm

Teresa Cowley (274)
Monday August 5, 2013, 2:23 pm
Signed--thanks Nancy.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Monday August 5, 2013, 3:54 pm
Signed. Thank you, Nancy.
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