IPI condemns police pressure on publication in Northern Cyprus

Recent articles in Cyprus

A member of the Cyprus national police stands guard at the entrance of the headquarters of Sigma TV, in Nicosia, 18 July 2021, after protesters against Covid-19 measures attacked the premises, ETIENNE TORBEY/AFP via Getty Images

Cyprus: TV station in Nicosia attacked by crowd protesting COVID measures

Groups of protesters against mandatory vaccination clashed with police and broke into the DIAS media group building that houses Sigma TV. The mob attacked staff, set cars in the parking lot on fire and trashed the offices.

Cyprus: Pipe-bomb attack on news agency

The bomb exploded at the entrance to the agency in the early hours of 4 March. No injuries were reported and police are currently investigating to establish whether the motive for the attack was related to news coverage.

A Turkish Cypriot man reads a copy of the "Afrika" newspaper at a market on the Turkish side of Nicosia, Cyprus, 25 February 2004, LAURA BOUSHNAK/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish authorities seek to expand censorship to Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika and its staff have been seriously threatened since the newspaper published a cartoon of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan which is considered as an insult by Turkish authorities.