Cumhuriyet's editor-in-chief and several reporters have been arrested, but Turkey's last remaining opposition newspaper is standing fast. Following the arrests, it ran the headline, "We're not giving up."
International rights groups criticized the case as emblematic of deteriorating press freedom in Turkey. Cumhuriyet is one of the newspapers critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Freedom of the press is seriously under threat in Eastern Europe. Europeans like to see themselves as torchbearers of democratic values, but DW's Volker Wagener says the reality tells a different story.
German reporter Mesale Tolu will not be allowed to leave Turkey, where she faces charges of terrorist propaganda, a Turkish court has decided. The "political decision" leaves the 33-year-old facing an uncertain future.
The US global human rights report covers some 200 countries and territories. China, Russia, Iran and North Korea were top of the list in violating human rights.
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