DFG Association says 98 journalists are currently in prison
In Turkey, 98 journalists are currently in prison while 2 journalists were detained in July, 3 journalists attacked and 64 journalists stood trial.
Dicle Fırat Journalists Association (DFG) said that journalists have been subjected to pressure and prohibitions also in the month of July.
According to the report, last month, violations of rights started with the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) suspension of Tele 1 and Halk Tv for a number of days.
The DFG said that 60 journalists appeared in court in July and Mesopotamia Women Journalists' Platform Spokesperson and Jinnews editor Ayşe Güney and Jinnews editor Sibel Hürtaş were remanded in custody. Reporters covering news were attacked, news websites were blocked and rights violations were perpetrated.
Drawing attention to the regulations targeting social networks, the DGF described this step as "an attempt to violate the freedom of thought and expression of millions of people”.
In Turkey, 98 journalists are currently in prison, said the report which added that 2 journalists were detained in July, 3 journalists were attacked, news coverage of journalists was prevented in 2 incidents, 4 journalists were investigated, lawsuits were filed against 3 journalists, 1 journalist was punished, 64 journalists stood trial, internet access was blocked for 8 news and a total of 124 URL addresses.