MEDIA MONITORING DATABASE
Program suspension fine to Halk TV (Medya Mahallesi) by RTÜK
RELATED PERSON OR INSTITUTION
Halk TV
YEAR OF INTERFERENCE
2020
LAST UPDATED
28/07/2020
TYPE OF STATEMENT
Political
MEDIUM
Television
THE TITLE OF WHOSE RIGHT IS INTERFERED
Media Outlet
RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Right to Impart Information and Ideas
TYPE OF INTERFERENCE
Interferences by the Executive Power
The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK)
Temporary suspension of broadcasting

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) imposed a five-day broadcast suspension for journalist Hüsnü Mahalli’s remarks on an episode of the show “Medya Mahallesi” that aired on 16 June 2020 (1 July).

On July 28, the Ankara 3rd Administrative Court has given a ruling of stay of execution for the five-day “blackout” imposed by the Television and Radio Supreme Council (RTÜK) on pro-opposition broadcaster Halk TV (28 July).