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Report: Turkey is World's Leading Jailer of Journalistsi
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October 22, 2012 8:08 PM
For many people in the West, Turkey is a light of democracy in the Middle East. But a new report from the Committee to Protect Journslists says Turkey is the leading jailer of journalists worldwide, with 76 journalists currently imprisoned and thousands of cases against them and others circulating through the courts. As VOA’s Marissa Melton reports, Turkish journalists who cover controversial topics say they face constant pressure of prosecution.

Report: Turkey is World's Leading Jailer of Journalists

Published October 22, 2012

For many people in the West, Turkey is a light of democracy in the Middle East. But a new report from the Committee to Protect Journslists says Turkey is the leading jailer of journalists worldwide, with 76 journalists currently imprisoned and thousands of cases against them and others circulating through the courts. As VOA’s Marissa Melton reports, Turkish journalists who cover controversial topics say they face constant pressure of prosecution.