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So, if you are a journalist and you write a report about something involving a crime, you have to immediately call the authorities and report it. That’s what the lawsuit against reporter Emin Bal makes clear. He wrote a story about a funeral of PKK combatants, and during the funeral slogans supporting the PKK and its leader Öcalan were shouted. He didn’t call the police, and that’s his crime. All he did was write it down and publish it. And that, in my opinion, is exactly what a journalist should do. His job is to inform the people about what’s going on, he’s not a public servant.

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