Journalists becoming increasingly targeted and demonised by politicians – Pelin Ünker

Why did you decide to go into journalism?

Being an investigative journalist is a job but it is also a vocation. I knew that I wanted to be involved in journalism very early in my life. I saw journalism as a way of being of service to the public. My studies focused on finance and I use that knowledge to investigate financial crime. It is a challenging line of work, but it can also be rewarding when wrongdoing is unearthed and the public learns the truth.

How did you end up being arrested?

I was sentenced to over 13 months’ imprisonment in January. The

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