BIA Media Monitoring Reports

Independent Communication Network (BIA) monitors and reports violations of freedom of expression in Turkey. You can access quarterly and annual reports from this page.

In order to promote socially and ethically responsible media; to provide a record of the implementation of the reforms for broader freedom of expression for the political leaders and and heads of the media and to support the local media in defending their rights against obstacles on their way for enjoying freedom of expression the BIA,

* Monitors and report violations of freedom of expression.

* Monitors the functioning of the media along with the guidelines of freedom of expression and professional ethics.

* Monitors the level and degree of newspapers’ coverage of human, women’s and children’s rights issues, in comparison of   rights-based coverage to daily total output.

* Legal assistance desk continues providing free consultation and guidance for the local media.

From this page, you can access to quarterly and annual monitoring reports compiled by BIA Media Monitoring Desk. Since 2001, these reports provide a dependable and concise account of rights violations concerning freedom of expression in Turkey.

2014

2014 Third Quarterly Report - Press Release 

2014 Second Quarterly Report - Full Text

2014 Second Quarterly Report - Press Release

2014 First Quarterly Report - 176 Suspensions in 3 Months

2014 First Quarterly Report - Interventions to the Media

2014 First Quarterly Report - Press Release

2013

2013 Annual Report Full Text

2013 Annual Report - Press Release

2013 Third Quarterly Report - Journalist's Gezi Log

2013 Third Quarterly Report - Press Release

2013 Second Quarterly Report - Press Release 

2013 First Quarterly Report - Press Release

2012

2012 Annual Report - Full Text
2012 Annual Report - Struggle, Abuses Resume
2012 Third Quarterly Report - Press Release

2012 Second Quarterly Report - Full Text
2012 Second Quarterly Report - Imprisoned Journalists Are Not Alone
2012 Second Quarterly Report - Press Release

2012 First Quarterly Report - Full Text
2012 First Quarterly Report - Journalists Rise Against Anti-Terror Law
2012 First Quarterly Report - Press Release

2011

2011 Annual Report - Full Text
2011 Annual Report - Year of Struggle for Journalists
2011 Annual Report - Press Release

2011 Third Quarterly Report - Full Text
2011 Third Quarterly Report - Press Release

2011 Second Quarterly Report - Full Text
2011 Second Quarterly Report - Press Release

2011 First Quarterly Report - Full Text
2011 First Quarterly Report - Press Release

2010

2010 Annual Report - Press Release
2010 Annual Report - Full Text

2010 Third Quarterly Report - Full Text
2010 Third Quarterly Report - Press Release

 

2010 Second Quarterly Report - Full Text
2010 Second Quarterly Report - Press Release

 

2010 First Quarterly Report - Press Release
2010 First Quarterly Report - Full Text

2009

According to the 2009 annual report published by the BİA Media Monitoring Desk, a total of 323 people stood trial in the context of freedom of thought in 2009, among them 123 journalists.

2009 Annual Report-Full Text

2009 Third Quarterly Report - Full Text
2009 Third Quarterly Report - Press Release

2009 Second Quarterly Report - Full Text
2009 Second Quarterly Report - Press Release

2009 First Quarterly Report - Full Text
2009 First Quarterly Report - Press Release

2008

In 2008, 82 people were tried under Article 301, 44 under the Anti-Terrorist Law. Freedoms of press and expression have been damaged by political polarisation, the lack of a solution to the Kurdish issue and the intolerance of criticism.

2008 Annual Report-Full Text
2008 Annual Report-Press Release

2008 Third Quarterly Report - Full Text
2008 Third Quarterly Report - Press Release


2008 Second Quarterly Report - Press Release


2008 First Quarterly Report - Press Release

2007

Of 254 people tried, 55 were on trial under Article 301; six of them were convicted. 83 people were accused of supporting terrorism, 23 of inciting to hatred and hostility. 34 journalists and 12 media institutions were attacked; Turkey had to pay a total of 123,912 Euros compensation in ECHR cases.

2007 Annual Report-Full Text
2007 Annual Report-Press Release

2007 Third Quarterly Report - Full Text
2007 Third Quarterly Report - Press Release


2007 Second Quarterly Report - Press Release


2007 First Quarterly Report - Press Release


İstanbul - BIA News Desk

29 September 2009, Tuesday