“Terjiman” is the first Crimean Tatar newspaper to cover political, economic and cultural news. The publication lasted until 1918.
In 2011, at a conference of the Crimean Tatar media in Bakhchisarai – April 10 was designated as the Day of Crimean Tatar Journalism.
Crimean Tatar publications, in addition to the information function, have conducted and continue to carry out educational activities – they contribute to the preservation of language, culture, traditions and self-identification.
During the 8 years of the occupation regime, the rights of journalists have been violated many times. Crimean Tatar media have suffered from censorship and political pressure.
The occupiers in Crimea are trying to create a distorted reality with the help of propaganda media: not covering the real state of affairs on the peninsula, concealing the repression suffered by Crimean Tatars and journalists who work under threat of imprisonment of telling the truth.
We should all pay as much attention as possible to covering the problems of Crimea, counteract censorship and misinformation and, of course, promote the development of independent Crimean Tatar journalism.