20 Jul 2016 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 20 Jul 2016 Turkey

Press Directorate Revokes the Credentials of 34 Journalists over Alleged Threats to National Security

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CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
Partner Index Article 19 AEJ EFJ/IFJ
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Partner Index Article 19 AEJ EFJ/IFJ
The Directorate General of Press and Information (Basın-Yayın Enformasyon Genel Müdürlüğü, BYEGM) has decertified press cards of 34 journalists over alleged threats to national security, Turkey Review reported.

According to Dünya Bülteni, 14 journalists from Meydan daily; 2 from Samanyolu TV channel; 3 from Irmak TV channel; 8 from Can Erzincan TV channel; 2 from Samanyolu Haber TV channel; 1 from Mehtap radio station and 4 from Taraf newspaper and Nokta magazine had their press credential revoked as of Tuesday 19 July 2016.
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