Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a conference in Ankara on June 18, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Numerous media representatives reportedly beaten, detained arbitrarily
VIENNA, June 19, 2013 – The International Press Institute (IPI) and its affiliate, the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), today condemned a campaign of repression targeting journalists covering ongoing protests in Turkey.IPI Press Freedom Manager Barbara Trionfi said: “We are deeply disturbed by accounts of numerous journalists being beaten, detained arbitrarily and forced to delete footage. We are similarly disturbed by reports of outright hostility towards journalists coming from ...