Interim Judgement on 3rd Hearing: Gürsel Released

On the third hearing of Cumhuriyet trial held today, the court ruled that columnist Kadri Gürsel be released and Murat Sabuncu, Akın Atalay, Emre İper, Ahmet Şık and Ahmet Kemal Aydoğdu remain in detention on remand.

Radio and TV Supreme Council Takes 3 TV Channels of Iraqi Kurdistan Off Türksat

The Radio and Television Supreme Council has ruled that Rudaw TV, K24 TV and Waar TV broadcasting in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region be removed from Türksat.

Erdoğan: Exits and Entrances to Northern Iraq to be Closed

President Erdoğan has said that necessary precautions concerning the independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan region would be taken. “Let’s see where will they sell the oil via which channels? We have the valve. That is over when we’ve closed the valve”.

Gender Based Journalism Workshop by bianet With Support of & KaosGL in Edirne

On the ninth leg of the Gender Based Journalism Workshop, journalists from Edirne and neighbouring provinces and participants have discussed representation of women and LGBTIs on the media.

JinNews Goes Online

Setting off with the “On the pursuit of truth with women’s pens”, JinNews went online today.


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