Journalists in Europe are prosecuted and investigated for their reporting

– 3 May World Press Freedom Day is also celebrated in Europe.

In some countries in Europe, journalists face treatment such as being detained for their reporting.. Among these countries is Poland., Finland, France, UK and Italy are.

Spanish journalist Pablo Gonzalez in Poland, Immediately after the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War “Being a Russian agent” arrested and charged.

“dangerous prisoner” After being imprisoned, Gonzalez, who was considered as a prisoner and allegedly kept in prison under severe conditions, had his first meeting with his family. 9 It is stated that he can do it after a month.

According to the information in the Polish media, The detention of Gonzalez, who is alleged to have both Spanish and Russian passports, was lastly held in March. 3 extended for another month.
in Finland 2 journalist found guilty of revealing national secrets

two journalists in Finland, by the court in January., 16 In December 2017, he was found guilty of revealing national secrets by reporting on the Finnish Defense Intelligence Agency in the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper..

your news, almost over the release date. 4 While his transfer to the court after a year was met with reactions,, After a long investigation and judicial process, where journalists Tuomo Pietilainen and Laura Halminen disclosed state secrets, finalized by court order.

Journalist Pietilainen about 4 bin 200 with a euro fine, Halminen, who was stated to have a lesser role in the news, was not punished..

Accusations against Kalle Silfverberg, who was the newspaper's political editor at the time, were dismissed..

It was also decided that Helsingin Sanomat would remove the news from its website..

– Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, 2019imprisoned in the UK since

US forces, WikiLeaks, founded by Julian Assange, who revealed dark truths such as killing many civilians indiscriminately in Iraq and Afghanistan, hiding these massacres and torturing prisoners., 28 Evidence of crimes committed by the United States in October 2010 251 released a thousand secret documents.

Assange, From the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he took refuge in June 2012. 11 He was taken into custody in April 2019 and “for violating the terms of bail” He was arrested and placed in Belmarsh Prison in London..

Assange, who has been in prison in the UK since 2019, He continues his legal struggle against the USA, where he exposed the massacres.
in France 3 Journalist summoned to testify by intelligence unit

in France 3 journalist, Some officers in the French army, especially regarding the fact that he had been favourited for many years in agreements regarding the service of military personnel transport, including operations in the Sahel region of Africa. 2018 Due to his dated news, the French Internal Intelligence Unit (DGSI) summoned to testify in 2022.

Journalists for whom criminal charges have been filed, including Geoffrey Livolsi, co-founder of Disclose, who is reporting on France, 5 years in prison if convicted for revealing the identity of a soldier, and 75 face fines of up to 1,000 euros.

The exposure of many local and foreign journalists to police violence during weeks of anti-retirement reform demonstrations in France also created controversy..
A journalist in Italy is on trial for insulting Meloni

The latest debate on the field of press freedom in Italy, it happened because of the trial of journalist writer Roberto Saviano for defamation.

Investigative journalist-author Saviano, known for his articles on human rights and against the mafia, 2020in the television program he participated in, He is on trial for insulting Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who was the leader of the opposition party at the time..

The litigation process, which started in November 2022, is still ongoing..
Reporters covering protests in Belgium detained

in Belgium, national channel RTBF 2 from the technical team with the reporter 3 person, 2018Detained while covering the protest of the new refugee center set up outside Brussels in Turkey, The incident drew public outrage..

Again 2022 Journalist Yassin Akouh, who followed the demonstrations after the match between Morocco and France in the World Cup, was detained. No explanation was given from the official authorities regarding the reasons for the detention of Akouh and RTBF reporters..

It is also noteworthy that journalists following the protests with broad participation in the country are exposed to police violence..

It is common for police to prevent journalists on duty from filming with harsh interventions..


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