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Alert created on: 11 Oct 2017 n° 117/2017 Cyprus
Journalists Targeted by Protesters in northern Cyprus
According to Basin-Sen (press workers’ trade union), on 9 October 2017 taxi drivers union (Birleşik Taksiciler Birliği) in northern Cyprus organised several public demonstrations where journalists and media workers covering the events were systematically targeted and threatened by protesters. The journalists have been exposed to verbal abuse, strong language and assaulted by the taxi drivers all day long. Police forces did not intervene when journalists were under attack, yet they only warned the journalists to stay away from the protestors.
14 Dec 2017
Response from the Cypriot authorities