Matthew Caruana Galizia, Özge Mumcu, Dicle Anter and Meryem Göktepe came together at the Unsolved: Fighting impunity in journalist murders panel to share their own experiences and how all of it relates to our societies' right to freedom of expression and right to information.<
This week several journalists will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials: January 14, Monday
  The first application of a Turkish journalist to the European Court of Human Rights was filed in collaboration with international lawyers. News stories are the only evidence against the Kurdish journalist.
by Filiz Ölmez As a lawyer that has struggled against torture for years, it’s an irony lost on no one that I was tortured and then…
14 Jan 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
12 Jan 2019
İstanbul - The trial of journalist and translator Meşale Tolu and 26 others who are accused of membership in a terrorist organization and…
10 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…
08 Jan 2019
İstanbul - The trial of six journalists who are accused of terror and propaganda related charges for reporting on the emails of Turkey's…
08 Jan 2019
İstanbul - Cumhuriyet daily former finance editor and reporter Pelin Ünker, charged with “insulting public officials” for reporting on the…
08 Jan 2019
by Çiçek Tahaoğlu What started off as a modestly planned meeting turned into a criminal case imbued with symbolism in which the state has…
07 Jan 2019
This week several journalists will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials: January 8,…
06 Jan 2019
Van - Journalist İdris Yılmaz, defended by MLSA, was on trial today at Van 5. High Criminal Court. Court sentenced Yılmaz to 6 years and 3…
03 Jan 2019
by Seda Taşkın Journalists are memory banks for the people. They constantly remind people about injustice and unlawfulness, keep them…
02 Jan 2019
A former judge tells the story of his “reassignment” to a commercial court after voicing criticism, asserting that even the post-coup…
28 Dec 2018
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
27 Dec 2018
by Devran Hacı Bişkin  “We do not like your courts. This is nothing but a former gym. What kind of a courthouse has pipes out in the open…
27 Dec 2018
This week several journalists, including İdris Yılmaz defended by Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), will appear before judges.…
27 Dec 2018
Elif Akgül, İstanbul - The now-shuttered Zaman newspaper Konya correspondent Şirin Kabakçı was released from prison after spending 20…
26 Dec 2018
First hearing of MA reporter Yasin Kobulan, charged with ‘spreading terrorist propaganda’ was held today. Prosecutor requested the…
26 Dec 2018
Muş - Prosecutor requested journalist İdris Sayılğan’s punishment on ‘membership in a terrorist organization. The court ruled to keep…
24 Dec 2018
This week several journalists, including İdris Sayılğan defended by Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), will appear before judges.…
23 Dec 2018

İstanbul - The trial of journalist and translator Meşale Tolu and 26 others who are accused of membership in a terrorist organization and propaganda related charges resumed at İstanbul 29th High Criminal Court today. The defendants’ request to…

10 Jan 2019

İstanbul - The trial of six journalists who are accused of terror and propaganda related charges for reporting on the emails of Turkey's former Minister of Energy and President Erdoğan's son-in-law Berat Albayrak, which were leaked by Turkish…

08 Jan 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) last week: Redhack trial adjourned until April The trial of six journalists who are…
12 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
Journalists exchange information on how to survive under authoritarian regimes Berlin, Germany – The Friedrich Naumann Foundation, a partner of the Media and Law Studies Association, hosted ten Turkish and Russian journalists in Berlin…
19 Oct 2018

Matthew Caruana Galizia, Özge Mumcu, Dicle Anter and Meryem Göktepe came together at the Unsolved: Fighting impunity in journalist murders panel to share their own experiences and how all of it r

05 Sep 2018

The Turkish Interior Ministry on 26 February announced that a total of 845 individuals have so far been detained by police for expressing online criticism for Turkey's military operation in the north of Syria. 

27 Feb 2018

Imprisoned trans woman Diren Coşkun who has been on a hunger strike claiming rights violations in the correctional facility announced on 21 February that she will quit the strike "for an indefinite period," according to a report by the i

21 Feb 2018
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 first application of a Turkish journalist to the European Court of Human Rights was filed in collaboration with international lawyers. News stories are the only evidence against the Kurdish journalist.…
09 Oct 2018

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

Eylem Sonbahar, İstanbul - Akademisyenler Esra Mungan, Meral Camcı, Muzaffer Kaya ve Kıvanç Ersoy Barış İçin Akademisyenler girişiminin "Bu suça ortak olmayacağız" başlıklı bildirisini imzaladıkları için "örgüt…

09 Oct 2018

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

26 Sep 2018
Germany Free Democratic Party MP Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger addresses criminal case of Turkey Lawyer Veysel Ok Turkey lawyer Veysel Ok’s 10th hearing was held on 22 November 2018, at İstanbul 37. Criminal Court of First Instance.…
01 Dec 2018
Berlin, Germany – A seven day training program titled ‘Fighting against Human Rights Violations in Semi-Authoritarian Political Systems’ took place in Berlin during early November. It was organized by the Freedom for Friedrich Naumann…
13 Nov 2018
Deniz Tekin, Muş - İdris Sayılğan, a reporter for the now-defunct Dicle News Agency, faced terrorism charges at Muş 2. High Criminal Court. Sayılğan will remain detained based on the ‘strong criminal suspicion’ the court has for him.…
05 Oct 2018