Daily Archives: January 10, 2015

The EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries

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Despite being viewed as a key component of European democracy, media freedom varies significantly across EU states. Based on the annual ‘Freedom of the Press’ report produced by Freedom House, Jennifer Dunham assesses media freedom in EU candidate countries. She notes that … Continue reading

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Info note by MP Rıza Türmen on the government pressure over TMMOB

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TMMOB or UCTEA (The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects) is a professional organization with over 445.000 members. Its establishment is based on article 135 of the Turkish Constitution which regulates “Professional organizations having the characteristics of public … Continue reading

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CHP Chairman Kılıçdaroğlu calls to end election threshold

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​The CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu called for the termination of the 10% election threshold, terming it ‘an anti-democratic measure against public will.’ “We cannot justify the existence of the 10% election threshold. It needs to be lifted for the sake … Continue reading

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