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CJA Letter to Turkish Ambassador to Croatia

01.08.2016.

The Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) wrote to His Excellency Turkish Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia expressing its deepest concern due to attacks on media that have never been seen before in Turkey. CJA called for Turkish government to reverse numerous attacks on journalists and media outlets in the country as well as to respect international conventions protecting human rights, union rights and freedom of expression. By this letter CJA joined the widespread campaign to help Turkish journalists and freedom of the press launched by International Federation of Journalists and European Federation of Journalists, that CJA is affiliated with.

You can read the letter here:

Your Excellency,

On behalf of Croatian Journalists Association and its almost 2400 members, I am writing to express our deepest concerns at the unprecedented clampdown on media in Turkey and to urge your government to reverse the widespread attacks targeting journalists and media outlets in the country.

Through the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), we are reporting all these press freedom violations on the Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism.

We believe that the state of emergency should not be used as an excuse for widespread purges in media and other sections of society. Censorship of media simply for criticising government policy is unlawful, even in a state of emergency.

We call on the Turkish authorities to respect international conventions protecting the human rights, the trade union rights and the freedom of expression.

We urge you to foster a culture where press freedom is fully respected.

 

Yours sincerely,

Sasa Lekovic, CJA President

The Croatian Journalists' Association (CJA) wrote to His Excellency Turkish Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia expressing its deepest concern due to attacks on media that have never been seen before in Turkey. CJA called for Turkish government to reverse numerous attacks on journalists and media outlets in the country as well as to respect international conventions protecting human rights, union rights and freedom of expression. By this letter CJA joined the widespread campaign to help Turkish journalists and freedom of the press launched by International Federation of Journalists and European Federation of Journalists, that CJA is affiliated with.

You can read the letter here:

Your Excellency,

On behalf of Croatian Journalists Association and its almost 2400 members, I am writing to express our deepest concerns at the unprecedented clampdown on media in Turkey and to urge your government to reverse the widespread attacks targeting journalists and media outlets in the country.

Through the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), we are reporting all these press freedom violations on the Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism.

We believe that the state of emergency should not be used as an excuse for widespread purges in media and other sections of society. Censorship of media simply for criticising government policy is unlawful, even in a state of emergency.

We call on the Turkish authorities to respect international conventions protecting the human rights, the trade union rights and the freedom of expression.

We urge you to foster a culture where press freedom is fully respected.

 

Yours sincerely,

Sasa Lekovic, CJA President

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