The attempted military coup in Turkey shows a struggle for power that puts journalists in the middle

As an attempted military coup began in Turkey on Friday night, journalists were placed squarely in the middle of the “tug-of-war for power,” Benjamin Mullin writes. Turkish news outlets posted on social media that they were being “forcibly interrupted” while attempting to gather news, while CNN Turk broadcasted the takeover of its studios on Facebook Live. And while news organizations were being disrupted by the coup, many were looking to social media for news, but some social networks including Facebook and Twitter were blocked during the early hours of the coup.

+ The other role of social media in the coup: The coup was planned using encrypted chats on WhatsApp (Medium)