In an exclusive interview with DW, Yucel's editor in chief, Ulf Porschardt, tells us how he reacted to the news of the journalist's detention.
Across Europe and much of the world, journalists are facing increased hostility, but progress in Africa is a sign for hope. That's according to the latest World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.
Germany has advised its citizens they risk arrest for expressing opinions that would be tolerated at home but may not be by Turkish authorities. German nationals have been arbitrarily arrested over the last two years.
Two German journalists have left Turkey after their press credentials were not renewed. Berlin has condemned the decision as unacceptable, saying journalists should be allowed to do their work unhindered.
A report by the Council of Europe has found 2018 to be the worst year for journalists in Europe since the Cold War. It urged "urgent action" to protect workers from attacks it said are becoming more frequent.
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