Expression Interrupted

Journalists and academics bear the brunt of the massive crackdown on freedom of expression in Turkey. Scores of them are currently subject to criminal investigations or behind bars. This website is dedicated to tracking the legal process against them.

Online panel: Journalists should not refrain from seeking legal action against police brutalityExpression Interrupted releases latest freedom of expression and press reportFreedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 303ANALYSIS | The Press Card Regulation: A means of designating gov't-approved journalists
 

Online panel: Journalists should not refrain from seeking legal action against police brutality

Journalist Beyza Kural, lawyer Meriç Eyüboğlu and trade union representatives Gülfem Karataş and Elif Akgül discussed the increasing police brutality against journalists in Turkey and impunity
 

Expression Interrupted releases latest freedom of expression and press report

109 journalists stood trial in May and June; 4 journalists were sentenced to a total of 9 years and 8 months in prison. Police violence against journalists increased; 5 journalists physically attacked
 

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey - 303

District governor gets restraining order against local journalist; Özgür Gündem, Özgürlükçü Demokrasi, ETHA trials postponed until November; court issues reasoned judgment in Hrant Dink murder trial
 

ANALYSIS | The Press Card Regulation: A means of designating gov't-approved journalists

The freshly amended Press Card Regulation makes it virtually impossible for dissenting journalists to obtain press cards
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    Adnan Bilen

    Journalist, reporter for Mezopotamya news agency
     

    İshak Yasul

    Former responsible editor for Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper
     

    Orhan Erinç

    Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Directors
     

    Pelin Ünker

    Journalist Pelin Ünker was hit with three separate lawsuits over her article ser..
     

    Ayşe Düzkan

    Journalist Ayşe Düzkan joined in a campaign for solidarity with the now-defunct ..
     

    Semiha Şahin

    Etkin News Agency (ETHA) editor Semiha Şahin was arrested in Istanbul on 13 Apri..
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