P24 - Platform for Independent Journalism http://www.P24.com Platform for Independent Journalism Journalists in State of Emergency - 76 http://platform24.org/en/articles/505/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---76 Arrest orders for 34 media workers issued; eight former TRT workers formally arrested Journalists in State of Emergency – 74 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/504/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---74 Arrest warrants issued for 34 ex-TRT employees. Number of imprisoned journalists rises to 166 as Mehmet Çakmakçı sent to jail Journalists in State of Emergency – 73 http://platform24.org/en/articles/503/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---73 Rights defenders will be in custody for another week. Koray Çalışkan detained. Number of journalists in jail now 165 as Kazım Kızıl released Turkey: Free Rights Defenders Immediately http://platform24.org/en/articles/502/turkey--free-rights-defenders-immediately Police Detain 10, Including Amnesty Turkey Director, In Terrorism Investigation Journalists in State of Emergency - 70 http://platform24.org/en/articles/501/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---70 Indictment into six journalists accused of links with RedHack and reporting on leaked emails of Berat Albayrak submitted to court Journalists in State of Emergency – 69 http://platform24.org/en/articles/500/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---69 Imprisoned journalists Ahmet and Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak appear before court in first hearing of their “coup” trial; none set free A Portrait of the Indictment as Judicial Porn http://platform24.org/en/articles/498/a-portrait-of-the-indictment-as-judicial-porn You can read the full text of Ahmet Altan's defence statement here. ‘“You would have tried Rousseau, too’’ http://platform24.org/en/articles/499/--you-would-have-tried-rousseau--too- You can read the full text of Mehmet Altan's defence statement here Altans and Ilıcak to present their defences in ‘’coup’’ case http://platform24.org/en/articles/497/altans-and-ilicak-to-present-their-defences-in---coup---case Trial of imprisoned journalists accused of “participating in coup’’ begins on Monday Rights groups: Drop all charges, release journalists http://platform24.org/en/articles/496/rights-groups--drop-all-charges--release-journalists Representatives of several rights groups will monitor trial of Altan brothers, Nazlı Ilıcak and others on June 19 Rights groups urge UN body to focus on free speech in Turkey http://platform24.org/en/articles/495/rights-groups-urge-un-body-to-focus-on-free-speech-in-turkey Article 19 and PEN International deliver joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council on free expression violations in Turkey A conversation on ‘’Rights, Resistance and Resilience’’ http://platform24.org/en/articles/494/a-conversation-on---rights--resistance-and-resilience- P24 joins the IFEX network at the latter’s 25th year celebration in Montreal European Court inquires Turkey about journalists’ cases http://platform24.org/en/articles/493/european-court-inquires-turkey-about-journalists--cases The Court directs eight questions to Turkey about imprisoned journalists’ applications, including one on whether detentions are political Journalists in State of Emergency - 68 http://platform24.org/en/articles/492/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---68 Harrowing claims of torture marked journalist Türfent’s trial; former journalist and CHP MP Berberoğlu arrested in Syria weapons trial Özgür Gündem solidarity trial adjourned until December http://platform24.org/en/articles/490/ozgur-gundem-solidarity-trial-adjourned-until-december The next hearing in the trial of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, Ahmet Nesin and Erol Önderoğlu will take place on Dec. 26 Journalists in State of Emergency - 67 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/489/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---67 Prosecutor demands two consecutive life sentences for 13 journalists including Atilla Taş and Murat Aksoy P24 receives PEC press freedom award http://platform24.org/en/articles/488/p24-receives-pec-press-freedom-award "Turkish journalists are being punished for telling the truth,” P24 President Hasan Cemal says, as he receives PEC Award 2017 in Geneva Journalists in State of Emergency – 66 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/486/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---66 Hayatın Sesi executives appear before a court while two executives of BirGün daily are sent to prison to serve a conviction Journalists in State of Emergency – 65 http://platform24.org/en/media-monitoring/485/journalists-in-state-of-emergency---65 Sözcü journalists, former Nokta editor imprisoned; number of journalists behind bars in Turkey rises to 169 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/media-monitoring/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