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Bahraini journalists harassed, banned from travel

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini prosecutors and security officials should cease harassing journalists and should lift travel bans imposed on two reporters in the past week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Prosecutors summoned three journalists…

How Turkey’s independent press died under Erdogan’s watch

SHAFAQNA - Long held as a democratic model for the Middle East, Turkey is fast becoming ground zero for all things totalitarian, and neo-colonial, under the leadership of its ambitious President: Recep Erdogan. A despot in democratic clothing,…

Turkey’s authoritarian tone cast a shadow over EU’s human rights standards

SHAFAQNA - Turkey again! One look at headlines, and news tickers clearly confirm how news worthy Turkey has become over the past few months … only not exactly for the right reasons – or so experts say. “From its unflinching support…