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BIANET 2010 Media Monitoring Report

(BIANET/IFEX) - According to the BIANET 2010 Media Monitoring Report, 220 people, 104 of whom are journalists, were tried in the scope of freedom of thought and freedom of expression in 2010. The fines handed down to Turkey by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) increased to TL 547,300 (approx. €238,000). Thirty-three people were sentenced to imprisonment of 365 years and three months in total and monetary fines amounting to TL 49,200 (approx. €21,400) under the Anti-Terror Law. Thirty journalists were imprisoned.

On 56 pages, the report sums up the struggles of 777 people under the headings "killed journalists", "attacks and threats", "arrests and detentions", "trials related to press freedom and freedom of expression", "corrections and legal redress", "reactions to censorship and monopolization", "European Court of Human Rights", and "RTÜK applications".

The report cannot fully encompass all breaches of press freedom and freedom of expression. It rather aims at giving an idea of the situation regarding the quantity and quality of violations.

Click here to read the full report

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