SÜREK v TURKEY

Application Number 26682/95 European Court of Human Rights The applicant was a major shareholder of a company that owns a weekly review. In 1992 two letters were published in the review which were deemed by the Turkish authorities to disseminate propaganda against the indivisibility of the State and provoke enmity and hatred among the people. The […]

GÜNDEM v TURKEY

Application Number 35071/97 European Court of Human Rights The applicants were involved, in one way or another, with a daily newspaper which published pieces to reflect the Turkish Kurdish opinion. The applicants submitted that the newspaper underwent a campaign of terror which eventually led to its closure. The Court found that Turkey did not protect […]

MEDYA FM REHA RADIO v Turkey

MEDYA FM REHA RADIO ve ÿletiÿim Hizmetleri A.ÿ v. TURKEY Application Number: 32842/02 European Court of Human Rights [Judgement delivered in French] The applicant was a company which broadcasts radio programmes. Following several comments made which were considered as inciting people to violence, terrorism or racial discrimination, a ban was imposed on broadcasting for 365 […]

GERGER v TURKEY

Application Number 24919/94 European Court of Human Rights The applicant is a journalist who sent a speech to be read during the funeral of two of his friends who were sentenced to death for allegedly seeking to destroy the constitutional order by violence. The ECtHR found the speech to be a political criticism of the […]

STOMAKHIN v RUSSIA

Application Number 52273/07 European Court of Human Rights  The case concerned the applicant’s conviction and sentence to five years in jail for newsletter articles he had written on the armed conflict in Chechnya. The national courts held that these articles had justified terrorism and violence and incited hatred. The ECtHR found that there was a […]

LEROY v FRANCE

Application Number 3619/03 European Court of Human Rights Just after the attack on the twin towers, a cartoonist drew a drawing of the towers with the capture “We have all dreamt of it… Hamas did it” for publication. He was charged with EUR 1500. The ECtHR found no violation of Article 10 since there was […]