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.



Mehmet Baransu

Former reporter for Taraf newspape...

Orhan Erinç

Orhan Erinç is the head of the Cumhuriyet Foundation's Board of Director...

Scores of journalists, rights defenders to go on trial

About 90 journalists, writers and human rights defenders will appear before courts in the coming days   Abou...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 104

Two journalists released in RedHack trial while no one was released in coup trial where 20 journalists are imprisoned ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 115

Amnesty Turkey head Taner Kılıç released in Büyükada trial only to be rearrested after prosecutor objects to his r...

Journalists in State of Emergency – 129

Turkey’s largest media group, Doğan Media, to be sold to pro-government conglomerate   Doğan Media Group, T...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 28

Arrest of three journalists, including head of Cumhuriyet Foundation, bring total number of journalists in prison ...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 30

Özgür Gündem advisory board members Alpay and Erdoğan remain in prison, one DİHA reporter release...

Ex-commanders allowed to join Taraf case as co-plaintiffs

Imprisoned Taraf reporter Mehmet Baransu continues his defense statement in latest hearing in the case   The eig...

Journalists in State of Emergency - 139

Two more journalists sent to prison; jailed reporter Mehmet Baransu continues defense statement in latest hearing of Ta...

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