Sunday, March 18, 2012

European Federation of Journalists: Set Turkish Journalists Free!

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) welcomed the release of four jailed journalists in Turkey but has warned campaigners that efforts must continue in support of these and other journalists under pressure in the country.

"We welcome the release of these four journalists, who will continue to be tried but without arrest", said Arne König, EFJ President. "This is a small victory on a long road. We urge the government to release all journalists in prison and give them back the freedom they deserve."

The EFJ's International Press Freedom Mission to Turkey Report (2011) can be accessed here.

To sign the EFJ's petition to set Turkish journalists free please click here.