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MEPs mark World Press Freedom Day


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MEPs mark World Press Freedom Day

MEPs have called for jailed journalists in Turkey to be freed.

There are more than 120 reporters in prison there, says Amnesty International.

The wife of an incarcerated cartoonist, Musa Kart, spoke at the European parliament.

He is accused of supporting terrorism and could be jailed for twenty nine years.

Germany also protested because of the detention of a Turkish journalist with German origin Denis Yücel.

“Journalism is not a crime. Independent journalism, freedom of expression, pluralism of the media is something which I see as a precondition of democracy,” said Rebecca Harms, a Green MEP from Germany.

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