Source: EFJ

EFJ and IFJ invite their affiliates and partners to help the Turkish colleagues by:

  • sending a contribution to the IFJ Safety Fund in order to support individual requests from Turkey (Bank account BE64 2100 7857 0052; Swift Code GEBABEBB; communication “Solidarity Turkey”)
  • sharing in your social media and website the visual “Did you know? Journalism is not a crime” #JournalismIsNotACrime


The EFJ and the IFJ are also monitoring the situation regarding detained/arrested journalists and press freedom violations since 15 July. A list of detained journalists is available here  and all the alerts submitted to the Council of Europe platform for the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists, here .

More activities with our affiliates, also together with like-wise organisations including the ETUC, RsF, Index for Censorship, ECPMF, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and others will be proposed after the summer break.

Action have already been taken by the Italian  and the Norwegian  affiliates. Both unions met their Minister of Foreign Affairs, Paolo Gentiloni and Børge Brende, and called on their government to take concrete actions in order to ensure democracy and the respect of fundamental rights in Turkey.

Suppport received from: SBJ  (Bulgaria), NUJ  (United-Kingdom), SNJ /SNJ-CGT  (France), Impressum  (Switzerland), FNSI  (Italy), IAGJ (Georgia), Tunisia, Journalistförbund  (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway),FAPE  and FeSP (Spain), DJV and dju in ver.di (Germany), Sinos (Serbia), MediaSind (Romania), BHJA (Bosnia),HND (Croatia), AJM (Macedonia), (JAJ) Israel, FairPress.euMedia Centar Turkey.

Tags: Turkey Media freedom
Publication Date: 28/07/2016