A Turkish court convicts Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak in absentia of terrorism in retaliation for her reporting. Photojournalist Çağdaş Erdoğan is charged with terrorism for taking pictures of a government building. A Turkish prosecutor seeks an Interpol warrant for exiled journalist Can Dündar. The legal actions show that conditions for the press continue to deteriorate in Turkey, which already is the world's worst jailer of journalists, according to CPJ's 2016 global prison census.
CPJ and a coalition of other organizations request that the Morton County State's Attorney's Office drop the charges against journalists arrested during protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline or justify the arrests of reporters in the course of their work.