Press Freedom

Journalist Salih Turan's lawyers apply to the Constitutional Court

1 March 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 of Media and Law Studies Association’s Legal Unit Veysel Ok, Zelal Pelin Doğan, and Nevroz Akalan and demands Turan’s release with an interim measure and his case to be examined with priority.

MLSA's Justice Monitoring Report: Detention procedures of Turkish courts violate fair trial rights

22 January 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 detain suspects when the only evidence against them is their written or spoken words, a justice monitoring study conducted by the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and the International Press Institute (IPI) in the second half of 2018 has found.

TRUSD: Journalists from Turkey and Russia come together in Berlin

19 October 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 during mid-October as part of the Foundation’s Turkish Russian Dialogue program. The program facilitates discussion about the unique challenges facing journalists and civil society leaders operating in hostile and authoritarian environments.