Zaman protests: Female journalist tear gassed as she gives report on Periscope

TEARA female reporter was among those tear gassed during protests in Istanbul, Turkey.

The demonstrations were against the government’s move to take control of Zaman, the largest newspaper in the country.

Around 2000 people gathered outside the Zaman offices to protest the latest in a series of restrictions on press freedom in Turkey. Police used baton rounds and tear gas to disperse protesters, many of whom were shouting “Free press cannot be silenced.”

Among them was Paula Slier, Middle East bureau chief for the Moscow run RT news station.

The video shows numerous people, many holding cameras, running as a cloud of tear gas grows on a street.

Men and women are shown crying and coughing as the effects of the gas take hold.


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.