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Investigative journalism and whistleblowing are weapons against corruption

Gülsün Bilgehan, (Turkey, SOC) Investigative journalism is a “public asset” and a “key weapon in tackling corruption”, said the Committee on Culture in a draft resolution adopted unanimously, on the basis of a report by Gülsün Bilgehan. More

Internet users, journalists and online media: standards needed

The committee has called on parliaments to discuss online media and journalism and to promulgate general standards for the protection of fundamental freedoms and rights of Internet users, journalists and online media. More

Concern about the situation of the media and journalists in many European countries

The committee today highlighted the large number of cases of threats and attacks against journalists and media outlets reported to the Council of Europe through the Platform it set up in 2015 to promote the protection of journalism. More

Rapporteur calls on Turkish authorities to release journalists unless indicted for participating in terrorist activities

Returning from Turkey, Volodymyr Ariev, Rapporteur on "attacks against journalists and media freedom in Europe", expressed concern with regard to the protection of journalists in the country. More

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

We, parliamentarians, have to do our utmost in order to end impunity for crimes against journalists, said Volodymyr Ariev, General Rapporteur on Media Freedom and Safety of Journalists. More

General Rapporteur demands explanations over far-reaching media restrictions in Turkey

The General Rapporteur on media freedom has asked for urgent clarification of the current situation regarding the closures of media outlets and the criminal prosecutions of journalists. More