The Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA)

The Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) is a Turkish non-profit founded in late 2017 to respond to an urgent yet growing need for going back to democracy and normalization in Turkey. The organisation provides legal defence to journalists, activists and academics. It has taken sensitive cases involving gross human rights violations outside of Istanbul to the European Court of Human Rights. MLSA also hire unemployed journalists to monitor trials and run an impunity project for unsolved murders of journalists and activists.

SRT has supported The Media and Law Studies Association since 2019.
Current grant: £75,000 over 1 year
Grant start: 1st July 2019

Located in: Turkey
Working in: Turkey

Programmes: Defending Civic Space