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Turkey's opposition IYI Party posts an image that reads 'June 25: The opening of Wikipedia', in an election campaign against the ban on the online encyclopedia, in Ankara, 30 April 2018, Altan Gocher/NurPhoto via Getty Images

All language versions of the Wikipedia website have been banned since April 2017. The Turkish authorities say they imposed the ban after Wikipedia refused to remove an article alleging Turkish government support for terrorist groups in Syria.

Supporters of the Turklish president wear T-shirts in the design of the national flag and carry a large flag during an election campaign rally for the AK Party in Istanbul, 20 June 2018, YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

Free expression organisations have sent a joint letter to all candidates in the upcoming presidential elections, calling on the future president to protect and strengthen press independence in Turkey.

A Bahraini female protester holds a placard portraying Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, on March 24, 2015, during a demonstration against his arrest, in the village of Daih, west of Manama. Salman is behind bars for allegedly trying to overthrow the regime. His arrest on December 28, 2014, shortly after he was re-elected head of Bahrain's main opposition party Al-Wefaq, has sparked near-daily protests in Shiite villages., MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

NGOs call on Bahraini authorities to stop the trial of Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Bahrain’s largest opposition society, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. He is facing a potential death sentence on politically motivated charges.

Policemen detain an opposition supporter during a protest rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan May 10, 2018. , REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva

IFEX members call on officials in Kazakhstan to review the law on ‘dissemination of deliberately false information’ as well as the disproportionate and legally questionable actions recently taken against critical media.

Valletta, Malta, 19 October 2017. Flowers and tributes at the foot of the Great Siege monument which was turned into a temporary shrine for Daphne Caruana Galizia after her assassination, MATTHEW MIRABELLI/AFP/Getty Images

Six months after Caruana Galizia was murdered, those who ordered the killing remain unidentified; members of the establishment continue to sue her for libel; some ridicule her memory.

European Union (R) and Turkish flags fly at the business and financial district of Levent in Istanbul, Turkey, 4 September 2017, REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Organisations from around the world call on the EU to “be less deferential” towards Turkey.

26 year old Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was kidnapped off the streets of Lahore in August 2015. , Facebook

Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.

Paramilitary police officers secure the entrance of Silivri prison complex, outside Istanbul, Turkey, 27 December 2016, AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel

ARTICLE 19, PEN International, PEN Norway and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemn this clear violation of fair trial rights and call for their immediate release, and for all charges to be dropped.