Interview: EJN on repression against journalists in Turkey

Listen to an interview with Tom Law from the Ethical Journalism Network who speaks on the realities of repression against journalists taking place in Turkey today.

Specifically this interview focuses on the recent cases of Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, Gul for five years and Dundar five years and 10 months. the BBC recently reported that these journalists reported that “Turkey’s intelligence services were sending weapons and ammunition to Islamist rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,” this reporting has landed them in prison.

In this interview Tom Law speaks about how this case illustrates broader systemic repression against media workers in Turkey today.

The interview was recorded and produced for broadcast on CKUT fm in Montreal by Stefan Christoff @spirodon accompanying photo is from when the Turkish state riot police stormed the important opposition newspaper Zaman in Istanbul.