A new report by PEN International documents Turkey's persecution of journalists and other writers, mass surveillance, blocking of social media, and criminalization of whistleblowing.
VICE News staffers describe their experiences working with Mohammed Ismael Rasool, a talented young journalist who was detained one month ago while reporting in southeast Turkey.
VICE News has received confirmation that two of our journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, have been released but another colleague, Mohammed Ismael Rasool, has had his appeal rejected.
Three VICE News journalists — who remain detained in Turkey on baseless and false charges — have now been transported to a prison more than five hours from where their legal representation is based.
Three journalists working for VICE News were detained Thursday while documenting the situation in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir.
Amnesty International, PEN International, and the Committee for the Protection of Journalists have condemned the detention of four VICE News journalists by authorities in southeastern Turkey.