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AEJ Report on Turkey for AEJ Congress: Gezi Park protests were a ‘bodyblow’ to press freedom

The AEJ report on Turkey  states  that some 30 journalists were sacked for refusing to bow to pressures to censor the way they reported the Gezi Park protests. Self-censorship has become widespread. Many journalists are obliged to spend their time working for the release of colleagues from unjustified detention or imprisonment. The mainstream media are losing their authority as ordinary people turn to social media as their preferred information source.