Freiheit der Medien respektieren und schützen!
UNI Europa Conference calls on the Turkish Government to respect and protect media freedom
UNI MEI unterstützt die türkischen Kollegen von UNI Global Union Affiliate HABERSEN und Journalistenorganisationen und hat eine Unterschriften-Kampagne gestartet: Für die Freilassung aller inhaftierten Journalisten, für Pressefreiheit.
Der Text der Resolution
Free, diverse and independent media constitute one of the cornerstones of a democratic society by facilitating the free flow of information and ideas, and by ensuring transparency and accountability.
In recent months, Turkey’s government has put in place strong political, regulatory and structural control over media and is restricting and discouraging the development of an environment where diverging views can be expressed freely. The government is putting pressure on journalists, other media workers and media organisations as it seeks to control content and opinions.
UNI Europa condemns the recent seizure of control over the Zaman Media group, which is the latest of a series of undemocratic and violent aggressions against Turkish media.
UNI Europa calls on the Turkish Government to respect their constitutional and international obligations to protect media freedom.
We support our Turkish colleagues, media unions and journalists’ organisations who have launched a campaign to call for releasing journalists in prison and declare demands for ensuring freedom of press and expression.
UNI Europa calls on affiliates to support the actions of the Turkish colleagues and asks to share and sign their online petition.