Meanwhile, At The Turkish Embassy

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The Embassy of Turkey, Raglan Road, Dublin 4

Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) at a solidarity event for the silencing of journalists in Turkey since last month’s failed ‘coup’.

Trade union official Seamus Dooley (in brown jacket) along with available members of the NUJ’s Irish Executive Council and National Executive Council met with the  First Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy to express dismay at the crackdown.

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17 thoughts on “Meanwhile, At The Turkish Embassy

  1. gringo

    Can we now look forward to these heroes protesting the silencing of journalists in this little colony?

  2. Chris

    Bah the NUJ is a toothless corrupt organisation, try protecting some of your actual journalist. Like crime journalists for a start, who are constantly harassed and snoped on by the Guards. When have these guys ever protected a journalist from either power wielded maliciously by the state or from an employers wrath, remember a certain Indo journal who was treated very badly and publicly exonerated, where were the NUJ then? I know a journalist who needed their help and they suggested he call a meeting at his work place and get everyone at the meeting to pay NUJ subs and they’d see what they could do. He was a card carrying member who needed help and they just set him the cynical task of securing more members, rather than actually help. The union is corrupt, the chair is on 80-90k to basically chase subs for next years funds and pontificate as is they are actually serious about the rights of journalists.

  3. bsteve knievel

    I have been a member for 16 years. A useless union who take your dues and dont represent you. if you criticise them they accuse you of bullying.

  4. Truth in the News

    Why don’t they picket the Independent and RTE, it would be more of their duty
    and responsibility given the biased editing of reporting on Gemma O’Doherty
    after all what would you expect from the crowd that alowed Sc 31 to operate
    for decades, all they had to do was pull the plug and it was all over, as to the
    Turks paying heed to them, forget it

    1. Truth in the News

      It was never any different in Turkey, they only reason its tolerated, there in NATO
      What have they been doing to the Kurds with generations.

    2. Chris

      Well it was a military dictatorship, they constantly were overthrowing and re appointing the politicos at the top, this time they blew it and their military power circles are being mercilessly broken up but just being replaced with another devious power structure. It’s a bit like a modern day French Revolution.

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