IFEX Autolist - Turkey (highlights from the BIANET news, 25 and 27 July 2006)
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Highlights from the BIANET news, 25 and 27 July 2006:
Istanbul Journalist Magden Acquitted Istanbul court acquits novelist-journalist Perihan Magden on charges of "discouraging people from military service". Magden was indicted for 2005 magazine article "Constientious Objection Is A Human's Right". http://www.bianet.org/2006/07/01_eng/news82881.htm
Istanbul "Hello, I Request 301 to be Abolished" Initiative for Freedom Expression leads meeting in Gezi Park using mobile phones to call and SMS MPs asking for article 301 of and Anti-Terror Law to be abolished. Most deputies reject incoming calls while some promise to "look into" the matter.
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Get Press Freedom Awards Prosecuted Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart and Mithat Kabaali, the judge who acquitted him on charges of insult, have received the TGC 2006 Press Freedom Awards. Kabaali says "I did whatever was required for the supremacy of justice".
Istanbul TGS: Media
Oppressed By Auto-Censorship Turkey's Journalists Association chair Ipekci speaks out on national media saying it has fallen under the yoke of censorship and auto-censorship - stemming from pressure, blackmail and threats - as country marks 98th anniversary of lifting censorship.
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