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
This week several journalists will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials: February 19, Tuesday
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Second hearing of the trial where ETHA reporter Adil Demirci, who has been imprisoned for about ten months, faces charges of “membership in…
14 Feb 2019
Deniz Tekin, Diyarbakır - Journalist and human rights activist Nurcan Baysal, sued for “inciting the public towards hatred and animosity”…
14 Feb 2019
Nearly 50 MEPs join IPI-led resolution calling for restoration of rule of law and release of Turkey's journalists A total of 47 MEPs and…
14 Feb 2019
Tunca Öğreten The veteran journalists of Babiali -- a word which was once synonymous with ‘mainstream media’ after the Istanbul…
08 Feb 2019
First hearing of the trial where food engineer and academic Bülent Şık stands trial on charges of “Disclosure of Confidential Information…
07 Feb 2019
Kazım Kızıl The date in the intelligence on me is noteworthy: April 20, 2017. This means that I was detained before they launched an…
07 Feb 2019
This week several journalists will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials: February 11,…
06 Feb 2019
Çınar Özer The families of the victims sought to stand stronger with every hearing – even as the number of observers and spectators…
05 Feb 2019
A group of journalists, academics and writers including Etienne Balibar and Maureen Freely show their support to Nedim Türfent on his 1000…
05 Feb 2019
Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), which represents Dutch journalist Ans Boersma, petitions Turkish court asking for a stay of…
01 Feb 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 Feb 2019
This week several journalists will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials: February 4,…
31 Jan 2019
Canan Coşkun The Istanbul Courthouse is not a monument, museum, archive or library, but as a repository of social recollections, it is…
31 Jan 2019
Hearing of journalist Can Dündar, accused of “publishing the materials of a terrorist organization” was held at İstanbul 22. High Criminal…
31 Jan 2019
The Prosecutor announced their opinion as to the accusations during the third hearing of the trial where Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor …
30 Jan 2019
Third hearing of the trial where 22 Özgür Gündem journalists are tried on charges of “resisting a public official to prevent them from…
30 Jan 2019
The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Court of Cassation requested the court to uphold the prison sentences of 23 journalists…
30 Jan 2019
Sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison on "terrorist propaganda" charges due to her participation in the Özgür Gündem solidarity…
29 Jan 2019
Second hearing of the trial where ETHA reporter Adil Demirci, who has been imprisoned for about ten months, faces charges of “membership in a terrorist organization” and “making propaganda on behalf of a terrorist organization” was held at Istanbul 25th High…
14 Feb 2019
Deniz Tekin, Diyarbakır - Journalist and human rights activist Nurcan Baysal, sued for “inciting the public towards hatred and animosity” due to her social media posts criticizing the state’s military operation in Syria’s Afrin, appeared before Diyarbakır 7.…
14 Feb 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: Anti-terror police gives testimony about Özgür Gündem raid Third hearing of…
01 Feb 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
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

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
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

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

The first hearing of Boğaziçi University research associate Şenay Çınar was held today at İstanbul 37. High Criminal Court. Çınar faces terrorist propaganda charges arising from her participation in a petition…

05 Sep 2018
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
17 Ocak tarihinde hukuk dışı bir şekilde Türkiye’den sınır dışı edilen Hollandalı gazeteci Ans Boersma’yı temsil eden MLSA avukatları kararın iptali için dava açtı Medya ve Hukuk Çalışmaları Derneği (MLSA) 17 Ocak 2019 tarihinde hukuksuz…
01 Feb 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