44 journalists are in Turkey’s jails tonight. We demand their release. Because we, too, are journalists, and… pic.twitter.com/jzDsd9MOqm
— P24 (@P24Punto24) July 11, 2016
By Yavuz Baydar
The above was part of a series of tweets were sent out by Platform for Independent Journalism (P24) near midnight on 11 July. P24 joined editors, reporters, columnists, bloggers and civil society activists, who are, despite being a minority in the shackled media sector in Turkey, determined to defend the honour of our noble profession till the very end.
The “Journalism is not a crime” logo is now in circulation in Turkish, Kurdish, English and a variety of other languages. The hope is that this slogan will trigger widespread domestic and international solidarity to rescue Turkey’s journalism from being turned into a total wreck.