The German government has given Turkey the go-ahead for its lawsuit against Jan Böhmermann. The satirist had recited a poem about Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on TV. Now it's up to a German court to decide if he’s guilty of defamation.
German satirist Jan Böhmermann has threatened legal action against Merkel if she doesn't take back her statement on Böhmermann's poem about Turkish President Erdogan. Merkel had called it "purposefully offensive."
The president of the White House Correspondents' Association, Jeff Mason, has been given the 2017 DW Freedom of Speech Award. Mason said he hopes it will "shed light on the importance of press freedom around the world."
How free is speech in Germany? After a satirical TV show targeting Turkey's President Erdogan, German comedian Jan Böhmermann faces legal action - and has sparked a massive debate on freedom of speech in Germany.
Americans are incensed by a brutal attack by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards on protesters even now, months later. Politicians joined the victims to express their outrage at a rally in Washington.
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