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.
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.
This marks a further increase from the figure of 786, which the ministry announced the previous week.The ministry didn't specify how many of those detentions had turned into formal arrests and imprisonment.
Deniz Yücel, a German journalist who had been in jail in Turkey for a year, was released from prison 16 February, two days after a meeting between Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which has led commentators to question whether the countries reached an undisclosed deal.
Yücel's release was announced by his lawyer Veysel Ok, who tweeted a picture of him and his wife Dilek Mayatürk Yücel in front of the prison complex in Silivri where Deniz had been kept. German officials have also confirmed that Yücel had left the country.
Civil Rights Defenders, a Stockholm-based rights organization, announced on 8 February that Turkish human rights defender Murat Çelikkan was awarded the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2018.