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Source: Amnesty International –

The COVID-19 crisis has added a new layer to the crackdown on media freedom in Turkey with journalists being targeted across the country under the guise of combating misinformation, said Amnesty International ahead of World Press Freedom Day.

One of the world’s biggest jailers of journalists, Turkey has seen journalists facing criminal investigation and detention for reporting or even tweeting on COVID-19.

Journalists reporting on COVID-19 or even posting on social media, fear they may join the swathes of Turkey’s independent media workers currently languishing behind bars