Arrest of Vice reporters highlights Turkey’s crackdown on media and Internet freedoms

Two Vice News reporters were released from a Turkish prison earlier this week, but Michael Pizzi writes that their arrests highlight a larger trend in Turkey of using terrorism as a reason to crack down on media and Internet freedoms. Pizzi writes that the two journalists were arrested because their Iraqi “fixer” downloaded encryption software on his computer, which a Turkish official said was the same “complex encryption system” favored by the Islamic State. The fixer has not been released from prison.