“At least 10 attacks on women journalists in Turkey in September”

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The Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) released its report “Press Freedom for Women Journalists” for September 2021.

In one month, the CFWIJ documented 61 cases of violations against women journalists. Types of violations include detentions, legal harassment and physical assaults on the ground, among other types of press freedom attacks against women journalists working around the world.

While at least 20 female journalists were targeted by troll campaigns in Canada and Pakistan in September 2021, 12 female journalists were physically assaulted on the ground in Turkey, Lebanon and the United States. At least 10 female journalists were also physically assaulted in Turkey, Slovenia, Tunisia, Montenegro, Afghanistan, the United States and Nigeria.

Canada was the first country with the most cases. At least 19 female reporters have been targeted by organized troll campaigns. Turkey followed Canada with at least 10 attacks on women journalists on the ground. Five female reporters have been harassed online in Pakistan.

The report shared the following details about Turkey:

“At least three female journalists were embarrassed by police forces as they followed the September 1 World Peace Day protest in Istanbul.

“Seven women journalists were prevented from following the Kobani trial which took place in Ankara. Learn more about the case.

At least two female journalists were physically assaulted by police as they followed the September 1 World Peace Day protest in Istanbul.

Jinnews journalist Öznur Değer has been investigated for his messages and stories about the murder of seven related relatives in Konya. Read on for details.

“The court sentenced Nurcan Kaya to fifteen months in prison on terrorism-related charges and deferred the announcement of the verdict. (EMK / SD)


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