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 peace academics and journalists, including Berzan Güneş and Uğur Yılmaz represented by Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), will appear before judges. Below is a list of this week’s journalism and free speech trials:
First journalist application from Turkey filed in collaboration with international lawyers News stories with by-line are the only evidence against the Kurdish journalist Application argues violations of right to liberty, free-speech, fair-trial rig

An Iğdır court ruled for the release of former MA reporter Berzan Güneş after the first court hearing on 7 August.

International observers were present in the courtroom along with Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) Legal…

08 Aug 2018

A Şırnak Court ruled to keep former DİHA reporter Ziya Ataman, who stands accused of terror related crimes, in prison in a court hearing on 7 August.

The fourth hearing of the trial where Ataman is being tried along with 18…

08 Aug 2018
Cansu Pişkin, İstanbul - Tenth hearing of writer Perihan Mağden, journalists Tunca Öğreten, Orhan Şahin, and Mehmet Çağlar Tekin was held at İstanbul 2. Court…
18 Oct 2018
Şahin Berber, İstanbul - 16. hearing of the now-shuttered Taraf newspaper former reporter Mehmet Baransu and managing editor Murat Şevki Çoban, in which…
17 Oct 2018
Deniz Tekin, Bitlis - First hearing of journalist Uğur Yılmaz, represented by Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) Legal Unit, who has been in detention…
16 Oct 2018
Dayanç Işık, İstanbul - The sixth hearing of 27 Etkin News Agency (ETHA) journalists including editor and translator Meşale Tolu was held at İstanbul 29. High…
16 Oct 2018
by Özge Mumcu Aybars Daughter of slain Turkish journalist Uğur Mumcu writes about her family’s search for justice, solidarity with the Caruana Galizia family…
15 Oct 2018
Last week several academics and journalists appeared before judges. Here is a list of journalism and free speech trials that Media and Law Studies Association…
13 Oct 2018
Didem Yeşilova, İstanbul - Eighth hearing of Can Dündar, Erdem Gül and Enis Berberoğlu who are accused of “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization” was…
10 Oct 2018
Medya ve Hukuk Çalışmaları Derneği (MLSA) ile Londra merkezli basın özgürlüğü örgütü Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) avukatları iki yılı aşkın süredir "…
10 Oct 2018
Berzan Güneş, Muş - Mesopotamia News Agency (MA) reporter Seda Taşkın was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on 'terror' charges. The final hearing…
10 Oct 2018
Didem Yeşilova, İstanbul - Eighth hearing of Can Dündar, Erdem Gül and Enis Berberoğlu who are accused of “aiding and abetting a terrorist organization” was held at İstanbul 14. High Criminal Court. The hearing was not held public due to…
10 Oct 2018
Deniz Tekin, Diyarbakır - Hearing of 7 journalists who are accused of 'terrorist propaganda' and 'targeting those who participated in anti-terror operations' was held at Diyarbakır 9. High Criminal Court. Journalists are facing 3 years in…
03 Oct 2018
Ahmet Kanbal, Mardin - The now-shuttered Dicle News Agency (DİHA) reporter Abdulkadir Turay who has been imprisoned over 2 years has received a 9-year prison sentence due to his news stories and notes from his news sources. Hearing of…
27 Sep 2018
Hearing of Cumhuriyet newspaper İzmir correspondent Hakan Dirik and BirGün reporter Erk Acarer was held at İstanbul 2. Court of First Instance, Dirik was present in the courtroom with his lawyer. Hearing was adjourned until 20 December.…
27 Sep 2018

Emrah Tüncer, İstanbul - Hearing of Boğaziçi University students who are accused of 'terrorist propaganda' due to a protest they organized on campus on 19 March 2018, was held at İstanbul 32.

03 Oct 2018

Sevda Aydın, İzmir - Artı Gerçek writer and poet Fadıl Öztürk was on trial today at İzmir 2. High Criminal Court.

02 Oct 2018

Sevda Aydın, İzmir - Hearing of video activist and documentarist Kazım Kızıl and 24 other defendants was held at İzmir 33.

01 Oct 2018
Berzan Güneş, Muş - Mesopotamia News Agency (MA) reporter Seda Taşkın was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison on 'terror' charges. The final hearing of journalist Seda Taşkın was held at Muş 2. High Criminal…
10 Oct 2018
First journalist application from Turkey filed in collaboration with international lawyers News stories with by-line are the only evidence against the Kurdish journalist Application argues violations of right to…
09 Oct 2018
Gizem Edin, İstanbul - Appeal hearing of journalists Ahmet Altan, Nazlı Ilıcak and Mehmet Altan who were sentenced to life in prison, was held at İstanbul Regional Court 2. Chamber. Court rejected their appeal…
02 Oct 2018
Journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak's case in which they were sentenced to aggravated life in prison, has been brought before the appeal court. First hearing was held in İstanbul Regional Court of…
21 Sep 2018
Hearing of journalists İdris Yılmaz and Erhan Akbaş in which they are accused of 'insult' was held at Erciş 2. Court of First Instance. Erciş Municipality was one of the many municipalities in dominantly Kurdish…
21 Sep 2018

Eylem Sonbahar, İstanbul - Eighth hearing of academics Esra Mungan, Meral Camcı, Muzaffer Kaya and Kıvanç Ersoy who had signed the petition titled "We will not be a party to this crime", also known…

09 Oct 2018

Hearing of Boğaziçi University associate professor Özlem Beyarslan in which she is accused of 'terrorist propaganda' based on her participation in the 'Peace petition' launched by…

26 Sep 2018

Three Turkish academics were sentenced to one year and three months in prison on 23 February, in a hearing at the İstanbul 32nd High Criminal Courthouse in a trial where they were charged with "terror propaganda."…

23 Feb 2018
Deniz Tekin, Muş - Hearing of the now-shuttered Dicle News Agency (DİHA) reporter İdris Sayılğan, who is represented by the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) Legal Unit, was held at Muş 2. High Criminal Court. The court ruled to…
05 Oct 2018
The first hearing of Die Welt newspaper Turkey reporter Deniz Yücel's compensation lawsuit against Turkey was held at İstanbul 17. High Criminal Court on 25 September, Tuesday. İstanbul Court rejected the case without presenting any reason…
25 Sep 2018
Hearing of People's Democratic Party (HDP) MP Ahmet Şık was held at İstanbul 17. Court of First Instance. The case in which Şık was accused of 'publicly insulting the Turkish nation, Turkish Republic and defaming state institutions’ based…
18 Sep 2018