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German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel has been honored for his contributions to press freedom. The correspondent for the German newspaper "Die Welt" has been imprisoned in Turkey on "terror propaganda" charges.
Police raids and threats against Folha 8 newspaper journalists (pronounced Foi-lia Oi-to) has become a common thing in Angola. The Newspaper is critical of the government by reporting numerous corruption scandals and mostly covers opposition activities. This has not impressed president Eduardo dos Santos who has ruled the country since 1979.
When Syrian journalist Rama Jarmakani traveled to Germany in 2015 for a training course, she planned to go back home in Damascus afterwards. But then she got word that the regime's secret police were looking for her - and it would be safer not to return to Syria.
How Hungarians feel about their government's decision to detain all asylum seekers in container camps? How is German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel faring in prison? Plus how an Iranian-American started a new life in the US as a fashion designer after being jailed and lashed for flaunting Iran's strict Islamic dress code for women. We also talk about the idea of hooliganism as a sport.
Turkey’s detention of the German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel on charges that he's been spreading terrorist propaganda has lead to a deterioration of already badly frayed German-Turkish relations. He has been in custody since mid-February. DW spoke to Deniz’s best friend and fellow journalist Doris Akrap who has known him for over 30 years. How is Deniz coping in prison?