Sunday, March 11, 2012

International Press Institute urges Nedim Sener's release in alleged coup plot

According to Hurriyet Daily News, "media watchdog International Press Institute (IPI) urged Turkey to release prominent journalists detained over an alleged coup plot, slamming the country's treatment of reporters as 'sad and shameful'. The statement came a year after Turkish investigative journalist Nedim Şener and 12 others were arrested for allegedly aiding a shadowy group aiming to topple the Islamist-rooted government". To read the full news report on Hurriyet Daily News, please click here.

The IPI selected Nedim Sener as World Press Freedom Hero in June 2010, eight months before his detention in March 2011, and just recently started a petition calling for his release. To sign the petition, please click here.