Jailed for a painting
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World Press Freedom Day: Jailed for a painting

Today marks World Press Freedom Day. Around the world, hundreds of journalists are imprisoned for doing their jobs, and the highest number is in Turkey - according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Zehra Doğan, a Kurdish journalist and artist, was sentenced to nearly three years in a Turkish jail for painting a picture. Her story gained worldwide attention in 2018 after Banksy drew a mural calling for her release.

In jail, Doğan secretly published a newspaper and created materials to paint. Now released, she is determined to continue sharing stories.

Film produced by Georgina Pearce and Alma Hassoun, filmed by Derrick Evans and edited by Adam Smith.

  • 03 May 2019