Turkey 'ranks first in journalist arrests'

As many as 63 journalists are currently imprisoned in Turkish jails, accordinging to Turkish rights group.

    Turkey ranks first in the world for jailing its journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

    Court procedures are very slow and jail terms can be long. Reporters Without Borders says Turkey is on par with China, Iran and Egypt.

    And Necati Albay's Organisation says there are around 63 journalists in Turkish jails.

    Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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