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PRESS RELEASE: News Media Europe denounces shutdown of Turkish media

Press releases , July 28, 2016


BRUSSELS, 28 July 2016

News Media Europe denounces shutdown of Turkish media

News Media Europe denounces the recent shutdown of media outlets in Turkey. Amid a state of emergency, state-run news agency Anadolu reported that 45 newspapers, 16 television stations and three news agencies have been closed.

“The situation in Turkey is worrying. Freedom of expression and unrestricted access to information are fundamental to the workings of a democracy and should be upheld at all times” Wout van Wijk, Executive Director of News Media Europe, commented.

About News Media Europe:

News Media Europe is the newly established trade association representing European publishers worth over 12 billion euros and more than 2,100 titles both on printing and digital platforms. NME’s national members include Belgium (Flanders), Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. It is the first association of publishers to fully embrace today’s digital revolution – which ultimately represents the future of the press sector.

For further information please contact:

Wout van Wijk, Executive Director,

Francesco Vinci, Policy Advisor,

Tw: @NewsmediaEU