March 14, 2023

14.03.2023 – Turkish journalists have been taken into custody due to their coverage of the recent earthquakes

Freelance journalist Mir Ali Koçer from Turkey posted videos on social media in which the victims of the February 2023 earthquake stated that they had not received proper aid and now he is under investigation on suspicion of spreading “fake news” and could face up to three years in jail. He is one of several journalists being investigated for reporting or commenting on the earthquake that hit several parts of Turkey and Syria killing around 50,000 pesons.

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