Monday, April 14, 2008

Standing up Against Article 301

The BBC takes a look at those brave individuals in Turkey who risk prosecution under Article 301 or even worse for daring to publish books that "insult Turkishness":

It is a very difficult time to be a writer in Turkey.

Last year the prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist, Hrant Dink, was murdered. This year, an ultra-nationalist gang allegedly had the Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk on its hit list.

Both men had been prosecuted for "insulting Turkishness".

Today, many writers once known for their forthright views have fallen silent. But one man is still putting himself on the line in a fight for free speech.

Fighting for free speech in Turkey


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