More than 120 journalists in Turkey are in jail. One of them is cartoonist Musa Kart. He is facing 29 years in prison. Activists launched a social media campaign to support him and all imprisoned journalists.
A Turkish court has released seven jailed newspaper staff pending the end of their terrorism trial. At least four others will remain behind bars.
Turkey has celebrated its annual press freedom day by putting 17 opposition newspaper staff on trial for terrorism. They stand accused of collaborating with the very organizations they had criticized.
Employees of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet are being tried on charges including the alleged support of "terrorist organizations." The case is seen as a indicator of the state of the Turkish justice system.
As support for extremist ideologies and populism becomes more visible worldwide, media and social networks face increasing criticism. But experts say this is just an easy excuse that covers up more complex social issues.
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