26 July 2012
BIANET releases second quarter media monitoring report
(BIANET/IFEX) - Turkish courts sentenced 24 people, including six journalists, to a total of 91 years, nine months and 18 days in prison, as well as to pay 40,000 Turkish Liras (approx $US22,000) in fines during the second quarter of 2012. They now stand among the ranks of some 95 journalists and 35 distributors who spent those three months behind bars.
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In 2012, journalists and rights organisations worldwide called on the Turkish government to release journalists and abolish the Anti-Terror Law.
"2011 saw a dramatic escalation in the judicial harassment of journalists"
Two journalists and an academic charged under terrorism legislation for allegedly aiding and abetting Ergenekon organisation
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