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.



ANALYSIS | Crackdown on filming at protests: No one can be criminalized for exercising their rights

The police circular is clearly unconstitutional as it aims to reduce accountability of public officials and to censor t...

ANALYSIS | Fight against disinformation or the last link in the censorship mechanism

A new social media bill being drafted by the government against disinformation, expected to be brought to Parliament in...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 10

On Aug. 16, four individuals including former Zaman columnist Ali Ünal were arrested in the investigation into the Jul...

A call for media pluralism and freedom

68 organisations from around the world express concern about the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression in...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 62

On May 16, the Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court handed down prison senten...

Rights groups: Drop all charges, release journalists

International rights groups including Article 19, PEN International and Index on Censorship will send represent...

A Portrait of the Indictment as Judicial Porn

You can read the full text of Ahmet Altan's defense statement her...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 69

Imprisoned journalists Ahmet and Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak appear before court in first hearing of their “cou...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 70

Indictment into six journalists accused of links with RedHack and reporting on leaked e-mails of Berat Albayrak submi...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 74

Arrest warrants issued for 34 ex-TRT employees. Number of imprisoned journalists rises to 166 as Mehmet Çakmakçı sen...

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