Showing items tagged with 'journalists detained'
9 February 2017: Omar Nazzal was arrested on his way to Sarajevo to attend a meeting of the European Federation of Journalists.
10 January 2017: More journalists detained during police operation in Istanbul, Ankara and Diyarbakir. Union federations call for their immediate release and demand response from Turkish minister of justice, Bekir Bozdag.
4 October 2016: Their lawyer has said the journalists Hamdy Mokhtar, Mohamed Hassan and Osama al-Bishbishi have been 'beaten and electrocuted'.
22 August 2016: Palestinian journalist and union leader Omar Nazzal remains in detention without trial for at least another three months.
16 August 2016: Global union federation joins Turkish journalists in demanding an end to the media crackdown.
15 August 2016: Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, met Abdurrahman Bilgiç to discuss concerns about the crack down on press freedom following the failed coup in the country.
11 August 2016: UK-Bangladeshi journalist, Shafik Rehman, has been in police custody in Bangladesh since 16 April 2016.
9 August 2016: Seven journalists have died in Yemen in 2016, 14 journalists remain detained by Houthis, one journalist is currently held by Al Qaida and nine journalists have been tortured since 2015.
9 August 2016: Vigil in support of jailed Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi and jailed Turkish journalists.
27 July 2016: The EU must take action to hold president Erdogan accountable for violating human rights and press freedom.