The Cumhuriyet Case – Press Freedom in Danger


By Sophie Mainz Uğur Mumcu, Bahriye Üçok, Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Muammer Aksoy, Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, and Cavit Orhan Tütengil. These were the names of contributors to Turkey’s oldest newspaper, Cumhuriyet. Cumhuriyet, a name that stands both literally and content-wise for the republic, and for the strongest oppositional voice in the country. All of the contributors were…

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The body: a political weapon made by nature

By Sophie Mainz “Don’t give it to a Russian!” reads the slogan on the white T-shirts of three Ukrainian activists. Above the slogan, two hands form the shape of a vulva. The women who called for a sex boycott against Russian men want to demonstrate their disagreement with the occupation…

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