Expression Interrupted: New website from P24 on imprisoned journalists in Turkey

Platform for Independent Journalism (P24), working in cooperation with ARTICLE 19, has launched a new website Expression Interrupted to keep track of numbers of jailed journalists and monitor trials.

P24 in a statement described Expression Interrupted as “part of P24’s efforts to monitor the ongoing crackdown on free speech in Turkey that has targeted journalists, academics, writers, artists and even random social media users at an unprecedented rate since the declaration of a state of emergency following the failed coup attempt in the summer of 2016.”

Available in Turkish and English, Expression Interrupted aims to provide timely and reliable information on freedom of expression cases and developments in Turkey.

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. Expression Interrupted is dedicated to tracking the legal process against them.

The website also has a mail list. For subscription, please write to [email protected]

The article is a contribution by P24, a SEENPM member organization.