Ebubekir Şahin, the President of Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK), sent instructions to television channels to use visuals of empty streets instead of crowded places during the lockdown. President Sahin said he had made a “constructive reminder as required by his duty”
The General Directorate of Security issued a circular banning the recording of police officers. Lawyers highlight that it is a ‘censorship circular’ that protects public officials who commit crimes
Judicial review measures in the form of a ban on leaving the country and reporting to the designated officials at certain times on charges of “insulting the signs of the state’s sovereignty” were imposed on two young people who were detained on the grounds that they “insulted the Turkish passport” in a humorous video they shot in TikTok
The documentaries “Little Black Fishes: Being Children in the Southeast”, and “Rojava, The Revolution by Women” and the project called “1994”, which was not shot, were associated with the crime of “espionage” in the reasoned decision of the Constitutional Court on Kavala
Theatre artist Genco Erkal was deposed with the allegations of “insulting the President”, citing his social media posts
The series “Şimdiki Aklım Olsaydı” will be shot in Spain as a Netflix original “If Only” after being canceled by being censored in Turkey due to a gay character
As the protests of Bogazici students against the government-appointed trustee rector are continuing, artwork on the campus and the stairs that were previously painted in rainbow colors by the students were painted with another color last night
Başaran, who has detained on the basis of the activities of the Democratic Society Congress and the press statements he attended in 2015 and 2019, has been arrested.
The court sentenced actress Nilüfer Aydan to 11 months and 20 days in prison on the grounds of her social media posts, and ruled the deferment of the announcement of the verdict.
In this panel we will refresh our basic knowledge on the artistic freedom of expression – which rights and freedoms it covers, by which means and actors it is banned, what are the relevant national and international laws and mechanisms – and search for answers to the following questions: