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8 November 2011 |

IPI condemns police pressure on publication in Northern Cyprus

In the latest in a series of actions against the "Afrika" newspaper, police forcibly entered the publication's premises and removed a banner hanging from its balcony.
11 July 2011 |

IFJ condemns attack against Turkish Cypriot journalist

A gunman tried to enter the offices of "Afrika" newspaper, shot at editor Ali Osman and threatened the life of journalist and publisher Sener Levent.
24 May 2011 |

IPI condemns continuing violence against journalists in Northern Cyprus

Journalists reporting on the violent dispersal of a protest in North Nicosia were beaten and their cameras were broken.
8 April 2011 |

IFJ condemns brutal attack against journalist in northern Cyprus

The IFJ says that journalists working in the northern part of Cyprus face extremely difficult conditions with almost daily press freedom violations as well as intimidation against journalists who dare to report on controversial issues.
3 March 2011 |

IPI condemns gun attack, death threat against Turkish-Cypriot journalist

Attackers opened fire on the door of "Afrika" newspaper and left a warning that next time the shots would target editor Sener Levent.
13 January 2010 |

Media group CEO shot dead in Nicosia

Andis Hadjicostis, of the Dias Media Group, was shot outside his home and died at the scene while his killers fled.
22 May 2009 |

IFJ demands justice over 1996 targeted killing

IFJ has demanded that the Turkish government and the authorities in the north of Cyprus renew their investigation into the killing of journalist Kutlu Adali.
1 April 2009 |

Criminal court accuses media of influencing public opinion in police trial

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a 31 March 2009 press release by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an IPI affiliate:
19 November 2007 |

Ultra-nationalists threaten writer, journalist over stories promoting tolerance, human rights

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 16 November 2007 media release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group:
30 October 2007 |

Protestors threaten journalists over coverage of Kurdish matters

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 29 October 2007 media release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group:
7 February 2007 |

Cartoonist-columnist for previously-harassed newspaper assaulted by nationalists

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 6 February 2007 media release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group:
19 December 2006 |

Newspaper and editor charged with "insulting" attorney general

(WPFC/IFEX) - The following is a 15 December 2006 WPFC letter to Turkish Cypriot Attorney General Akin Sait:
7 November 2006 |

Two French broadcast journalists detained for a day, fined for allegedly violating restricted military area

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 6 November 2006 media release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group:
30 August 2006 |

Turkish Cypriot forces detain television team

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is a 25 August 2006 IFJ media release:
29 July 2005 |

Turkish journalists barred from covering football match

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has expressed dismay over a decision by Cyprus to ban Turkish journalists based in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (recognised only by Turkey) from covering a football match on 26 July 2005.
4 April 2005 |

European Court of Human Rights cites Turkish authorities' failures in investigation into journalist's murder

(CPJ/IFEX) - The following is a 31 March 2005 CPJ press release:
28 October 2004 |

Turkish Cypriot editor continues to face legal harassment

(IFJ/IFEX) - The following is an IFJ media release:
7 May 2004 |

Offices of Turkish-Cypriot newspaper targeted in bomb attack

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has condemned an attack on the offices of the daily "Kibris" during the night of 6 to 7 May 2004. Three separate bombs exploded in front of the newspaper's offices, which are located in Nicosia, in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which is recognised only by Turkey. No one was injured in the attack.
6 November 2003 |

Five journalists face heavy prison sentences for "insulting the army"

(RSF/IFEX) - RSF has voiced outrage over the legal action launched against five journalists on 3 and 4 November 2003 in the Turkish part of Cyprus. They are accused of "insulting the army" in reports about police violence against demonstrators who were calling for a referendum on reunification of the island.
23 October 2003 |

IPI expresses concern over brutal attack on Turkish Cypriot journalist

(IPI/IFEX) - The following is a 22 October 2003 IPI letter to Rauf Raif Denktash, president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus:

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