Calling Turkish authorities to stop criminalising journalists

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is backing the statement sent by its affiliates TGS, TGC and DISK Basin-Is calling the Turkish authorities to stop the criminalisation of journalists and media workers in Turkey. On 25/12/2016, the following journalists and media workers Tunca Öğreten (freelance), Mahir Kanaat (accountant for BirGün daily), Ömer Celik (DIHABER news director), Metin Yoksa (DIHABER correspondent) and Eray Saygin have been detained by police and no explanation has been provided for these arrests. “You cannot hide the truth by jailing journalists”, said Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) in a statement. DISK-Basin Is underlines the fact that…

Season’s greetings 2017 + EFJ timeline year 2016

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) wishes all the best for 2017 to all journalists, media workers, unionists, partners and supporters. Click here to have a quick look to top events that kept EFJ busy from January to December 2016 ! Thank you for your trust and professionalism and happy season’s greetings. The EFJ team from Brussels [timeline src=”″ width=”100%” height=”850″ font=”Default” lang=”en” version=”timeline3″ ]