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War of Words: EU vs. Serbia

It has been noted that media freedoms in Serbia have been suppressed since the rise of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučic. On 10 January, at a news conference the Serbian PM accused the EU for “paying journalists to lie, working against the Government of Serbia,” 834 more words



There are reports that the only regional newspaper in East Africa, The East African has been banned from circulation by Tanzanian authorities. The reasons cited are that the paper has not renewed its registration; an accusation that the manager of the paper’s Tanzanian bureau Christopher Kidanka denies. 787 more words

Turkey’s Third Censorship Bill; Criminalizing Content-Sharing

Over the past few years Turkey has passed several censorship bills that have drawn upon heavy criticism nationally and from all around the world. As censorship circumvention has also taken off, these bills have practically been un-useful and failed to stop circulation of the “banned content”. 541 more words


A big protest march in Chechya answers the rally in Paris

We considered the counterpoint messages in Russia Today during class today.  Find here a New York Times article with news of what we might call a counterpoint protest in the Russian region of Chechnya. 210 more words

In The News

Censorship in Turkey’s Arts & Culture Scene under Erdoğan’s 12 years

Turkey’s ruling AKP has been in power in the last 12 years and has generally been bold in claiming that their rule has liberated Turkey from its chains. 284 more words


Charlie’s angels or devils?

By Ameen Izzadeen
More than a million people marched in Paris on Sunday in what has been described as the biggest gathering to uphold freedom of expression. 1,132 more words

Political Analysis

Cumhuriyet Daily Threatened, Raided by Police for Reprinting Charlie Hebdo Issue in Turkey

In Turkey, media response to Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris has had two sides as in many other places. The polarization has been stretching between those that celebrated the attack and those that stood in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo’s press freedom and supported it. 1,077 more words