"Turkish journalists condemn new laws
Helena Smith in Athens
Tuesday March 22, 2005
A new Turkish penal code has provoked mass protests from the country's media, amid fears that it will result in prisons 'packed with journalists'.
Days before the code comes into effect on April 1, Turkey's press has mounted a vociferous campaign to have it amended. The new laws were approved by the Turkish parliament last September and won praise from the EU.
But experts say they contain severe restrictions on freedom of expression. "
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