Freedom of expression and media

Notable reports and publications released by NGOs, experts, governments or international organizations on the situation of the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press in Turkey

2020 World Press Freedom Index (Turkey: 154th out of 180 countries)

April 2020 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Available in: English, French, Spanish

Hands Off Press Freedom: Attacks on Media in Europe Must Not Become a New Normal

April 2020 - Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists

Available in: English, French

Turkey: Database of Imprisoned Writers

December 2019 - PEN International

Available in: English

Turkey's Journalists in the Dock

November 2019 - International Press Institute (IPI)

Available in: English

Freedom on the Net 2019: The Crisis of Social Media

November 2019 - Freedom House

Available in: English

Freedom and the Media 2019: A Downward Spiral

June 2019 - Freedom House

Available in: English

Democracy at Risk: Threats and Attacks Against Media Freedom in Europe

February 2019 - Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists

Available in: English

Clampdown on Foreign Journalists in Turkey

August 2018 - Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)

Available in: English

Trial Observation Interim Report (Şahin Alpay & others v Turkey)

July 2018 - Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales

Available in: English, Turkish (executive summary only)

Attacks on the Record: The State of Global Press Freedom, 2017-2018

April 2018 - Freedom House

Available in: English

Turkey: Freedom of Expression in Jeopardy

March 2018 - Yaman Akdeniz & Kerem Altıparmak, English PEN

Available in: English, Turkish

UN Special Rapporteur's report on the targeting of journalists in Turkey

October 2017 - David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur

Available in: English

Journalism is not a crime: Crackdown on media freedom in Turkey

May 2017 - Amnesty International

Available in: English, Turkish

Freedom of the Press 2017: Press Freedom's Dark Horizon

April 2017 - Freedom House

Available in: English

Memorandum on freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey

February 2017 - Nils Muižnieks, The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe

Available in: English

Turkey's Internet Policy After the Coup Attempt

February 2017 - Bilge Yeşil, Efe Kerem Sözeri, Emad Khazraee (University of Pennsylvania)

Available in: English

Freedom of the Press in Turkey: Far Worse Than You Think

January 2017 - Stockholm Center for Freedom (SCF)

Available in: English

Silencing Turkey's Media: The Government's Deepening Assault on Critical Journalism

December 2016 - Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Available in: English, Turkish

Freedom of the Press 2016: The Battle for the Dominant Message

April 2016 - Freedom House

Available in: English

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