More than 120 journalists in Turkey are in jail. One of them is cartoonist Musa Kart. He is facing 29 years in prison. Activists launched a social media campaign to support him and all imprisoned journalists.
A report from Reporters Without Borders said journalist deaths rose by 8 percent this year. Hatred whipped up by "unscrupulous politicians" contributed to the increase, the organization said.
Under Turkey's current state of emergency, drawing a cartoon that lampoons politics could land you in jail. Despite the crackdown, cartoonists in the country say they are not running out of inspiration.
Two reporters for the Turkish branch of German newspaper Tageszeitung were detained and had their homes searched in Ankara. The arrests were part of a wider clampdown on critics of Turkey's military operation in Syria.
A firm known for its pro-government messaging is set to buy one of the last bastions of liberal media in the country, local media reported. Turkey has witnessed press freedom deteriorate since a failed coup in 2016.
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