Outnumbered outlets: Turkey's post-coup media crackdown

On The Listening Post this week: The story of Turkey’s media crackdown, told through the numbers. Plus, the state of the media in Serbia.

Turkey’s media: After the attempted coup, the closures

Since the attempted coup in Turkey in July, not a week has gone by without news of a journalist’s arrest, a revoked press card or the closure of a media outlet. We look at the scale of the crackdown – how many news outlets have been closed and how many are left?

Talking us through the story are: Ahmet Sik, journalist, Cumhuriyet; Beritan Canozer, journalist, JINHA News Agency; Mehmet Akarca, general manager, Press Regulator; Ceren Sozeri, media scholar; and Yildiray Ogur, journalist, Turkiye newspaper.

On our radar:

  • Police in the Canadian province of Quebec are facing questions about why they have been spying on journalists.
  • Leaked Clinton campaign emails push CNN to part company with Democratic Party operative, Donna Brazile.
  • Venezuela denies access to yet another foreign journalist amid the country’s ongoing political and economic turmoil.

A curious media ‘exhibition’ in Serbia

The Serbian government is pushing back against accusations of censorship by sponsoring a travelling exhibition of critical media content called “Uncensored Lies”. We went to take a look. All was not as it seemed.

Talking us through the story are: Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman, EU Foreign Affairs; Vukasin Obradovic, president, Association of Independent Journalists; Nebojsa Stefanovic, Serbian vice president and interior minister; and Aleksandar Dordevic, investigative journalist, BIRN project.

Source: Al Jazeera