"Accusations are absurd, evidence is flimsy" – ECPMF's Advocacy Officer on observing the "Cumhuriyet" trial 

For one week, ECPMF's Advocacy Officer was part of an international freedom of expression delegation to observe and monitor the trial against 17 media workers of the Turkish newspaper "Cumhuriyet". She wrote a live blog of what was happening in the stuffy court room. This is her personal review.


Turkey's crackdown on media freedom

Teaser Turkey

For years now, Turkey has been imprisoning more journalists than any other country in the world. Since the alleged coup in 2016 the numbers are even rising. Worse still, the Turkish regime targets critical journalists even outside its own country.