(Geneva) – Hundreds of attacks on health workers have occurred in dozens of countries around the world since 2012, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report released today. The report, released in advance of a meeting on May 19 to 24, 2014, of health ministers from around the world, called on governments […]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone further in his way against freedom of speech in the social media by turning off Twitter a few days before the elections apparently because some users published claims of corruption against him. But this is not the only conflict he has with the social and convencional media.
The EU has criticised the new Turkey’s legislation approved by the parliament that tightens the controls over the use of the Internet. The new bill would allow the authorities to block web sites without court order if their content is considered offensive or insulting. The Internet providers would be forced to give users data to the authorities, again without court order, and without notifying the users affected.
Reporters Without Borders informs that 75 journalists were killed in 2013 because of their work, also 4 media assistants and 37 netizens and citizen-journalists were killed in the same period, most of them in Syria.
About 10,000 refugees from Syria crossed the border with Lebanon on the last two days trying to escape from new battles in the border area close to the Bekaa Valley.
Bulgaria is building a fence in part of its border with Turkey to thwart the entry of illegal migrants, most of them asylum seekers flying from the war in Syria. The facility is a 107 km wire fence between the towns of Lesovo and Kraynovo and will be ready by February next year. Over 8,000 Syrian asylum seekers already crossed the border.
Now, Turkey. Two car bombings killed at least 47 people and injured 140 more in a border town in a region full of Syrian refugees on Saturday. Turkish authorities blamed groups related to the regime of Bashar Al Assad. Ahmet Davutoglu, the foreign minister, said Turkey reserved the right to take “every kind of measure” after […]