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.



Expression Interrupted releases first Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda report

According to the report, during the first 4 months of 2021, 213 journalists stood trial; 20 journalists were sentenced ...

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....

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 discu...

Expression Interrupted publishes latest Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda Report

A total of 102 journalists appeared before courts in 52 cases and 10 journalists were sentenced to a combined 39 years ...

2021's final Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda report published

In the last quarter of 2021, 203 journalists appeared before courts in 98 cases. This means on average, 70 journalists ...

Freedom of press in the first quarter of the year: 173 journalists stood trial

In the first quarter of 2022, a total of 173 journalists appeared before courts in 101 cases. 20 journalists were sente...

Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda: The number of journalists in prison increases

In the second quarter of 2022, 168 journalists stood trial in 116 cases. Nine journalists were sentenced to a total of ...

Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda: Journalism in the grip of trials and attacks

In the 3rd quarter of 2022, 73 journalists appeared before courts in 51 cases. 11 journalists were sentenced to more th...

Freedom of Expression and the Press Agenda: Judicial crackdown on media, civil society intensifies

In the last quarter of 2022 that was overshadowed by debates over “disinformation” law, 10 journalists were impriso...

Freedom of Expression and the Press in Turkey – 360

Pop star Gülşen jailed; Evrensel newspaper's right to publish public ads revoked; BirGün Editorial Coordinator faces...

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