Lawyer Veysel Ok, who has defended dozens of journalists in Turkey who were prosecuted for their work, was awarded the Thomas Dehler Medal 2019, given in the honor of the first Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This week several journalism and freedom of expression trials will resume at courts in Turkey.  Below is a list of this week’s hearings.
List of editors, reporters, columnists and media workers imprisoned in Turkey because of the work they do:
Third hearing of the trial where Sözcü writer Çiğdem Toker is sued for 50.000 Turkish Liras in reparations for an article she wrote for…
25 Apr 2019
In the trial where ETHA editor İsminaz Temel and reporter Havva Cuştan are among the 23 defendants, the court ordered the release of 2…
24 Apr 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
19 Apr 2019
İstanbul - Seventh hearing of the trial where executives and staff of Sözcü Daily face terror-related charges was held at İstanbul 37th…
18 Apr 2019
Diyarbakır –  Fourth hearing of the trial where Jin News reporter and journalist Kibriye Evren faces “membership in a terrorist…
16 Apr 2019
İstanbul - Seventh hearing of the trial where six journalists stand trial for reporting on the emails of Berat Albayrak, Minister of Energy…
16 Apr 2019
İstanbul - Second hearing of the trial where journalist Hasan Cemal faces “terrorist propaganda” charges resumed at İstanbul 36th High…
16 Apr 2019
İstanbul - Tenth hearing of the trial where Reporters without Borders (RSF) Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu, journalist Ahmet Nesin…
15 Apr 2019
Denizli - The trial where since shuttered Dicle News Agency (DİHA) reporter Gökhan Öner faces “membership in a terrorist organization” and…
15 Apr 2019
This week several journalism and freedom of expression trials will resume at courts, including the trials of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, RSF…
14 Apr 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
14 Apr 2019
Ankara - Austrian journalist and Ankara resident Max Zirngast appeared before court during the first hearing of the trial where he faces “…
11 Apr 2019
İstanbul - Third hearing of the trial where Die Welt correspondent and German citizen Deniz Yücel faces “making terrorist propaganda” and “…
11 Apr 2019
During the Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper trial, the court ordered the release of İshak Yasul and Hicran Urun pending the outcome of their…
10 Apr 2019
İstanbul - Twelfth hearing of the trial where nine of since shuttered Özgür Gündem daily’s writers and editorial board members face terror-…
10 Apr 2019
In the trial where staff members of Didim-based local newspapers Özgür Ses (Free Voice) and Mavi Didim (Blue Didim) faced “provoking the…
09 Apr 2019
İnan Kızılkaya  “What are you mumbling about? The prosecutor won’t eat you,” said the lawyer. He did not seem to understand why I was…
08 Apr 2019
This week several journalism and freedom of expression trials will resume at courts, including the trials of Die Welt correspondent Deniz…
07 Apr 2019
Third hearing of the trial where Sözcü writer Çiğdem Toker is sued for 50.000 Turkish Liras in reparations for an article she wrote for Cumhuriyet in April 2018 about a tender held by the Organization of Post and Telegraph (PTT) was held at Ankara 20th Civil…
25 Apr 2019
In the trial where ETHA editor İsminaz Temel and reporter Havva Cuştan are among the 23 defendants, the court ordered the release of 2 detained defendants and ruled for the continuation of the travel ban for all
24 Apr 2019
An individual application to the Constitutional Court was filed on journalist Salih Turan’s behalf, who was arrested on “making propaganda for an armed terrorist organization” charges on 12 February. The application was filed by the Head…
01 Mar 2019
Comprehensive justice monitoring study by MLSA suggests that Turkish courts rely on detention measures excessively in freedom of speech trials; detainees are often not brought to court, or they are handcuffed unnecessarily Turkish courts…
22 Jan 2019
An application to the Constitutional Court was filed on behalf of İdris Yılmaz, who is represented by the Media and Law Studies Association. An application to the Constitutional Court was filed on behalf of journalist İdris Yılmaz,…
08 Jan 2019
MLSA organized a workshop titled "Significant Points in Procedure of Individual Application to the ECtHR and Contemporary Issues" in partnership with the Diyarbakır Bar Association Diyarbakır - Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA)…
15 Dec 2018

Lawyer Veysel Ok, who has defended dozens of journalists in Turkey who were prosecuted for their work, was awarded the Thomas Dehler Medal 2019, given in the honor of the first Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Ger

05 Apr 2019

A workshop titled “Training for Lawyers: Human Rights Mechanisms” took place in Prague between 5-8 March 2019.

25 Mar 2019

The investigation concerning the Gezi protests of 2013 has been concluded, and 16 persons, including Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, who have both been detained pending trial, were indicted.

12 Mar 2019
MLSA’s Legal Unit filed a Constitutional Court application on behalf of jailed journalist Uğur Yılmaz, requesting the release of their client who has been imprisoned for over 16 months, stating that Yılmaz’s detention…
10 Jan 2019
A Kurdish journalist application given priority for the first time by the European Court The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said it will conduct a priority review of an application filed by journalist İdris…
17 Dec 2018
Writers’ group organizes solidarity campaign for jailed Kurdish journalist PEN International has launched a solidarity campaign for journalist Nedim Türfent, who was convicted on terror charges in late 2017 after…
17 Dec 2018
İstanbul, Turkey - The case of detained journalist Ziya Ataman could be going to the Constitutional Court now that the Legal Unit of the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) has applied to the Court requesting his…
12 Nov 2018
An appeal by 26 journalists was rejected on October 22 by İstanbul Regional Court 2nd Criminal Chamber. Some have been completed their prison sentence, but others – including Oğuz Usluer, a former Habertürk Coordinator…
24 Oct 2018

The court handed down a 1 year and 3 months prison sentence during the final hearing of the trial where Academics for Peace signatory Özlem Beyarslan has been tried on “terrorist propaganda” charges…

26 Feb 2019

Eylem Sonbahar, İstanbul – Four academics who signed a petition declaring "We will not be a party to this crime", in reference to ongoing political turmoil in Turkey, had their eighth hearing at İstanbul 13…

09 Oct 2018

Özlem Beyarslan, an associate professor at Boğaziçi University, faces charges of…

26 Sep 2018
Lawyer Veysel Ok, who has defended dozens of journalists in Turkey who were prosecuted for their work, is going to receive Thomas Dehler Medal 2019, given in the honor of the first Minister fo Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany. Ok…
20 Mar 2019
An individual application to the Constitutional Court was filed on journalist Salih Turan’s behalf, who was arrested on “making propaganda for an armed terrorist organization” charges on 12 February. The application was filed by the Head…
01 Mar 2019
Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), which represents Dutch journalist Ans Boersma, petitions Turkish court asking for a stay of execution on deportation order The Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) applied to an İstanbul Court…
01 Feb 2019