VICE Journalists Charged With Working for ‘Terrorists’ in TurkeyPosted: August 31, 2015 Filed under: Censorship, Global, Mediasphere, War Room | Tags: Anadolu Agency, Ankara, Diyarbakır, Jake Hanrahan, Kurdish people, Kurdistan Workers Party, media, news, Philip Pendlebury, Reuters, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkish language, Vice 1 Comment
Turkish authorities on Monday charged three Western news reporters in southeastern Turkey with working for a “terrorist organization,” said their employer VICE News on Monday, days after the journalists’ detention caused an outcry among human rights groups.
“Today the Turkish government has leveled baseless and alarmingly false charges of ‘working on behalf of a terrorist organization’ against three VICE News reporters, in an attempt to intimidate and censor their coverage.”
— A spokesman for VICE
Jake Hanrahan, Philip Pendlebury, as well as a fixer and a driver were detained by the Turkish authorities while reportedly filming clashes between police and supporters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the province of Diyarbakir.
On Monday, they were charged in a Turkish court, VICE said. Read the rest of this entry »