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. Below is a list of this week’s hearings:
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İstanbul - Third hearing of the trial where Cumhuriyet’s former web editor Atakan Sönmez faces “terrorist propaganda” charges was held at…
18 Jun 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
15 Jun 2019
İstanbul - Eighth hearing of the trial where executives and staff of Sözcü newspaper face terror-related charges was held at İstanbul 37th…
14 Jun 2019
ECtHR requests the government’s defense in a Kurdish journalist’s case for the first time since the coup attempt of 15 July 2016 European…
14 Jun 2019
İstanbul - Fifth hearing of the trial where Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor Semiha Şahin and reporter Pınar Gayıp are tried whilst…
13 Jun 2019
İstanbul - Sixth hearing of the trial where photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan faces “making terrorist propaganda” and “membership in a…
13 Jun 2019
Ankara - An Ankara court dismissed the case where Sözcü columnist Çiğdem Toker trial was sued for 50000 Turkish Liras in reparations by the…
11 Jun 2019
This week several journalism and freedom of expression trials will resume at courts. Below is a list of this week’s hearings: 11 June…
09 Jun 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
01 Jun 2019
The court decided to file an international rogatory request in order to receive artist Ferhat Tunç’s defense statement from his address in…
31 May 2019
İstanbul - Second hearing of the trial where scientist Bülent Şık faces up to 12 years in prison for disclosing the findings of a cancer…
30 May 2019
Ankara - Constitutional Court’s First Chamber met to review the individual applications of ten “Academics for Peace” signatories who have…
29 May 2019
İstanbul - Sixth hearing of the trial where journalist Mehmet Gündem faces “membership in a terrorist organization” charges was held at…
29 May 2019
İstanbul - Fourth hearing of the trial where nine defendants including Etkin News Agency (ETHA) reporter Ali Sönmez Kayar face “membership…
28 May 2019
This week several journalism and freedom of expression trials will resume at courts. Below is a list of this week’s hearings: 28 May…
26 May 2019
Several journalism and free speech trials were held last week. Below is a list of the hearings monitored by Media and Law Studies…
25 May 2019
İstanbul - Tenth hearing of the trial where Academics for Peace petition’s signatories Esra Mungan, Meral Camcı, Muzaffer Kaya and Kıvanç…
23 May 2019
İstanbul - The trial where 27 defendants including German citizen journalist Meşale Tolu face terror charges is adjourned until October,…
23 May 2019
İstanbul - Third hearing of the trial where Cumhuriyet’s former web editor Atakan Sönmez faces “terrorist propaganda” charges was held at İstanbul 13th High Criminal Court today. Articles published during Turkey’s military operation in Afrin, Syria were…
18 Jun 2019
İstanbul - Eighth hearing of the trial where executives and staff of Sözcü newspaper face terror-related charges was held at İstanbul 37th High Criminal Court today. Defendants Emin Çölaşan, Necati Doğru, Metin Yılmaz, Yücel Arı, Mediha Olgun, and Gökmen Ulu…
14 Jun 2019
A Turkish Appellate court has overturned a lower court decision that rejected a compensation claim filed by Die Welt journalist Deniz Yücel on the grounds that his year-long imprisonment in Turkey has been unlawful.  On 25 September 2018…
17 May 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

ECtHR requests the government’s defense in a Kurdish journalist’s case for the first time since the coup attempt of 15 July 2016

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) requested the

14 Jun 2019

Ankara – Constitutional Court’s General Secretariat rejected Osman Kavala’s individual application today. The high court ruled that Anadolu Kültür Inc.

22 May 2019

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
ECtHR requests the government’s defense in a Kurdish journalist’s case for the first time since the coup attempt of 15 July 2016 European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) requested the Turkish government’s defense in the…
14 Jun 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

Ankara - Constitutional Court’s First Chamber met to review the individual applications of ten “Academics for Peace” signatories who have been convicted for “making terrorist propaganda” charges today.…

29 May 2019

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
ECtHR requests the government’s defense in a Kurdish journalist’s case for the first time since the coup attempt of 15 July 2016 European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) requested the Turkish government’s defense in the case of journalist…
14 Jun 2019
A Turkish Appellate court has overturned a lower court decision that rejected a compensation claim filed by Die Welt journalist Deniz Yücel on the grounds that his year-long imprisonment in Turkey has been unlawful.  On 25 September 2018…
17 May 2019
Berlin - Die Welt correspondent Deniz Yücel presented his defense statement at Amtsgericht Berlin-Tiergarten Court today. Yücel’s lawyer Veysel Ok was present in the courtroom with him. This statement will be relayed to the 32nd High…
10 May 2019