Cameramen film a news conference by Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul February 3, 2014. Dozens of their colleagues are in prison or on trial, thousands of faceless opponents hound ... more 
Cameramen film a news conference by Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul February 3, 2014. Dozens of their colleagues are in prison or on trial, thousands of faceless opponents hound them on Twitter, and phone calls from government officials warn them over their coverage - all hazards of the trade for Turkey's journalists. Government critics who refuse to be muzzled can find themselves sacked. Others avoid trouble, such as the broadcaster which screened a documentary on penguins last June while police sprayed thousands of demonstrators in Istanbul with tear gas. What has erupted in the past few weeks - a probe into alleged corruption at the heart of Erdogan's government - might seem like a gift to Turkey's cowed and long-suffering press. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: MEDIA POLITICS) less 
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