TURKEY: SEEMO worried

TURKEY, 15/01/2015

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) was worried to learn about the latest media freedom developments in Turkey and Serbia

The offices of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet were raided by police, in order to prevent distribution of the January 14th edition. Although Cumhuriyet chose not to publish the cover in its news pages, two journalists have put the cartoon in their columns

On same day, the court in the city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey ordered the country's telecommunications authority to ban access to web pages showing Charlie Hebdo's front cover.

In relation to the tragic Charlie Hebdo attack, the Serbian Orthodox Church issued a statement saying that images of religious figures should not be published and republished, because they offend the sentiments of believers, and called on media outlets not to distribute them.

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