Ferai Tinc "Turkey: Human Rights & Freedom of the Press"

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Land Hall (Belfer building 4th floor)
Harvard Kennedy School of Government


A Close Look at the
Loss of Freedom of the Press and
Deterioration of Human Rights in


Ferai Tinc

Former foreign news editor of Hürriyet,
one of Turkey’s leading daily newspapers


This event is co-sponsored with:

The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy


Ferai Tinc was foreign news editor and columnist for Hürriyet, one of Turkey’s leading daily newspapers, until she resigned in protest after challenging the prime minister’s policies on freedom of the press and his campaign against journalists.

Turkey imprisons far more journalists than any country in the world. A recent study by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) reports that 95 journalists are in prison there today. This compares to 42 in Iran the runner-up and 27 China, which comes in a distant third according to the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York.


More information:

  • Interview: Feriai Tinc discusses her departure from Hürriyet and her fight for press freedom in Turkey (August 10, 2011).  
        read this interview >
  • International Press Institute Award: IPI Executive Board honours Ferai Tinç
        more on this award >