P24 - Platform for Independent Journalism http://www.P24.com Platform for Independent Journalism French journalist detained in Turkey goes on hunger strike http://platform24.org/en/articles/484/french-journalist-detained-in-turkey-goes-on-hunger-strike French freelance photojournalist Mathias Depardon has been held in a repatriation center in southeast Turkey for more than two weeks Journalists, MP stand trial in Syria arms report case http://platform24.org/en/articles/483/journalists--mp-stand-trial-in-syria-arms-report-case Istanbul 14th High Criminal Court rules to adjourn trial of Cumhuriyet journalists and opposition deputy until June 14 Journalists in State of Emergency - 64 http://platform24.org/en/articles/482/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---64 Former editors of the shuttered Nokta magazine have been each sentenced to 22.5 years in prison Journalists in State of Emergency - 63 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/481/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---63 Turkish media reports arrest warrants have been issued for owner and three staff members of opposition Sözcü newspaper Muiznieks concerned about sentencing of Çelikkan http://platform24.org/en/articles/480/muiznieks-concerned-about-sentencing-of-celikkan Journalist Murat Çelikkan has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for symbolically editing Özgür Gündem in a solidarity campaign Journalists in State of Emergency – 62 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/479/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---62 Two handed down prison sentences in Özgür Gündem solidarity case; P24 updates the number of imprisoned journalists as 166 “Politics without criticism is tyranny” http://platform24.org/en/articles/478/-politics-without-criticism-is-tyranny Novelist-journalist Ahmet Altan testifies before an Istanbul court from Silivri Prison in “insult” case Journalists in State of Emergency - 61 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/477/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---61 Cumhuriyet’s Internet editor arrested on charges of terror propaganda Journalists in State of Emergency - 60 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/476/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---60 The arrest of two more journalists bring the total number of imprisoned journalists to 165 Free press is needed to challenge apologetic arguments http://platform24.org/en/articles/475/free-press-is-needed-to-challenge-apologetic-arguments An interview with Dirk Moses, co-editor of Journal of Genocide studies and Professor of Modern History at Sydney University Journalists in State of Emergency -- 59 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/474/journalists-in-state-of-emergency----59 One editor was arrested, one kept in isolation and another was handed down a prison sentence in the first week of May If the president lies... http://platform24.org/en/articles/473/if-the-president-lies-- This year’s Mehmet Ali Birand memorial lecture hosts New York Times’ Carol Giacomo, salutes journalists in prison Messages from behind bars on World Press Freedom Day http://platform24.org/en/articles/472/messages-from-behind-bars-on-world-press-freedom-day Ahmet Altan: “I’m happy, I’m hopeful.” Mehmet Altan: “We fell victim to this dead-end street of despair.” Journalists in State of Emergency - 58 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/471/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---58 Two media outlets shut down while P24 updates the number of imprisoned journalists as 163 A stillborn transformation http://platform24.org/en/articles/470/a-stillborn-transformation Turkey’s constitutional referendum produced a “yes” vote. But it also drove a wedge deeper into an already divided country Turkey’s most critical vote ever http://platform24.org/en/articles/469/turkey-s-most-critical-vote-ever Referendum on the systemic switch to executive presidency is bound to transform the country one way or another Journalists in State of Emergency - 57 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/468/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---57 Life sentences sought for the Altan brothers and Ilıcak; 12 journalists rearrested; number of journalists in prison reaches 153 Journalists in State of Emergency - 56 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/467/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---56 Finally some good news from Turkey as 13 journalists get acquitted in landmark trial Journalists in State of Emergency - 55 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/466/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---55 Executives and columnists of the shuttered Zaman daily indicted for “attempting to overthrow the government and constitutional order” International meetings focus on Turkey http://platform24.org/en/articles/465/international-meetings-focus-on-turkey P24 discusses the problems of press freedom in Turkey on visits to Albania and the UK Journalists in State of Emergency - 54 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/464/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---54 Indictment into Cumhuriyet executives submitted to court; custody period for detained journalists extended Swedish academics, journalists appeal for Alpay’s release http://platform24.org/en/articles/463/swedish-academics--journalists-appeal-for-alpay-s-release The letter to Turkey’s Justice Minister cites Alpay’s “uncompromising commitment to democracy’’ Journalists in State of Emergency -- 53 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/462/journalists-in-state-of-emergency----53 21 journalists released by court are detained again within hours and two Kurdish journalists are arrested Media literacy is a life skill in the age of Internet http://platform24.org/en/articles/461/media-literacy-is-a-life-skill-in-the-age-of-internet ‘’Still having to discuss importance of media literacy in this century doesn’t make sense’’ Journalists in State of Emergency - 52 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/460/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---52 Journalists’ trials and detentions continue with attacks reported EU Award for Investigative Journalism 2017 contest launched http://platform24.org/en/announcements/459/eu-award-for-investigative-journalism-2017-contest-launched Entries published between Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 2017 are eligible to participate in the award scheme, organised by P24 on behalf of the EU A call for media pluralism and freedom http://platform24.org/en/articles/458/a-call-for-media-pluralism-and-freedom 68 organisations from around the world express concern about the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression in Turkey “What is imprisoned in Turkey is journalism’’ http://platform24.org/en/articles/455/-what-is-imprisoned-in-turkey-is-journalism- Hasan Cemal speaks at a side event of the UN Human Rights Council meetings in Geneva Venice Commission warns against “one-person regime” in Turkey http://platform24.org/en/articles/457/venice-commission-warns-against--one-person-regime--in-turkey In an opinion released today, the Venice Commission says the proposed constitutional amendments are a “dangerous step backwards” for democracy Journalists in State of Emergency – 51 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/456/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---51 P24 updates its list in light of several journalists being freed from prison in late 2016 and early 2017 Journalists in State of Emergency - 50 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/454/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---50 Trials of journalists and detentions of press members continue Journalists in State of Emergency - 49 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/452/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---49 Number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey reaches 155 with the latest arrest of journalist Nur Ener Journalists in State of Emergency - 48 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/451/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---48 One Azadiya Welat journalist who was allegedly beaten by police arrested, two others released If a novelist becomes president... http://platform24.org/en/articles/450/if-a-novelist-becomes-president-- Novelist and journalist Ahmet Altan testifies in “insult” case, says the court case “should be dropped if Erdoğan and I are equal before the law” Journalist Hasan Cemal convicted in Erdoğan insult case http://platform24.org/en/articles/449/-journalist-hasan-cemal-convicted-in-erdogan-insult-case Cemal was sentenced to 11 months and 20 days in prison -- suspended on the condition that he does not commit the same offence in a year Journalists in State of Emergency - 47 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/448/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---47 Number of imprisoned journalists in Turkey reaches 155 following arrest of Die Welt reporter Deniz Yücel European court agrees to take up Altan brothers’ case http://platform24.org/en/articles/447/european-court-agrees-to-take-up-altan-brothers--case The court says the applications filed on behalf of Ahmet and Mehmet Altan, imprisoned without an indictment for five months, to be fast-tracked Journalists in State of Emergency - 46 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/446/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---46 Number of journalists in Turkish prison reaches 154 following arrest of journalist Aslı Ceren Aslan Journalists in State of Emergency - 45 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/445/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---45 A large number of journalists appeared before courts on Feb 14 and Feb 15 Court rejects officers’ request to join trial in Taraf case http://platform24.org/en/articles/444/court-rejects-officers--request-to-join-trial-in-taraf-case The next hearing of the Egemen Operation Plan case, where former executives and columnists of Taraf newspaper stand trial, was adjourned to May 10 “Some AKP deputies say they fear for their life’’ http://platform24.org/en/articles/443/-some-akp-deputies-say-they-fear-for-their-life- “A large segment of the AKP’s grassroots voters doesn’t support a monist, racist ideology,” according to HDP İstanbul deputy Garo Paylan Decline in media freedom ‘’existential threat’’ to democracy http://platform24.org/en/articles/442/decline-in-media-freedom---existential-threat---to-democracy The Council of Europe’s Commissioner on Human Rights says he’s struck by the hollow charges against journalists in Turkish prisons Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk censored in his homeland http://platform24.org/en/articles/441/nobel-laureate-orhan-pamuk-censored-in-his-homeland Pamuk confirms to the P24-led SUSMA that his interview was not published because it included criticism of proposed constitutional amendment British lawyers urge top court to take up post-coup cases http://platform24.org/en/articles/440/british-lawyers-urge-top-court-to-take-up-post-coup-cases British bar committee urges top court to take up post-coup attempt cases Journalists in State of Emergency - 44 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/439/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---44 Two Doğan Media Group journalists fired for publicly announcing they will vote “No” in April referendum Journalists in State of Emergency - 43 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/438/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---43 Number of journalists in prison reaches 153 following Tanık’s arrest Journalists in State of Emergency - 42 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/437/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---42 Number of journalists in prison reaches 154 following two most recent arrests CPJ asks Merkel to raise press freedom on Turkey visit http://platform24.org/en/articles/436/cpj-asks-merkel-to-raise-press-freedom-on-turkey-visit New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists writes a letter to German Chancellor Merkel ahead of her talks with President Erdogan Journalists in State of Emergency - 41 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/435/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---41 Number of journalists in prison stays at 151 with one release and one new arrest Journalists in State of Emergency - 40 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/434/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---40 Number of journalists in prison reaches 151 after arrest of three journalists