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Turkish authorities have confiscated footage of an interview with Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Akif Cagatay Kilic filmed for DW's "Conflict Zone" talk show. The action has prompted an outcry over press freedom.
Conflict zones aren't just dangerous places for soldiers and civilians. Many journalists too are risking their lives to report from hostile environments. To help them prepare for the experience, the German military runs training programs specifically designed for the media. DW's Elizabeth Schumacher tells WorldLink about her week at journalist boot camp.
Authorities in Turkey have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists in the latest crackdown following a failed coup. EU Commission President Juncker has also said the country is in no place to become an EU member soon.