German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel has been detained in a Turkish prison for a year. He is one of over 300 media professionals jailed globally. On the anniversary of his arrest, DW journalists call for press freedom to be respected worldwide.
Jailed Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid "Shawkan," has been selected for the 2018 UNESCO Press Freedom Prize. In 2015, Zeid wrote a letter to DW, saying "I don't know when this nightmare is going to end."
In his first public appearance since he was released from prison, journalist Deniz Yücel has thanked his supporters. But his ordeal may not yet be over, as his trial in Turkey looks set to start in the summer.
German MPs sat through a long day of debates covering issues from pot, to burqa bans, to abortion "advertisements," to journalist Deniz Yücel's work. DW breaks down what happened.
On Valentine's Day 2017, a journalist from Germany's Die Welt reported to Turkish police for questioning. Things unraveled quickly: Deniz Yücel spent the next year behind bars, without charge.
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