In no country are more journalists behind bars than in Turkey. More than 160 are locked up, many on terrorism charges. This week 17 employees from the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet were tried. Seven have now been released on bail.
The number of jailed journalists has hit a historic high for the second consecutive year, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists' press freedom snapshot. China and Egypt join Turkey as the worst offenders.
International artists have called for the release of the German-Turkish journalist and publisher who on Sunday will have been held for 300 days without charge. He was moved from solitary detention a few days ago.
A pair of arrested reporters has been charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, for which violations are punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Myanmar has arrested several journalists in recent months.
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, jailed in Turkey, has been moved from solitary confinement, according to media reports. He was detained in February and accused of spreading terrorist propaganda.
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