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.
The Committee to Protect Journalists writes to U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) urging him to champion the protection of journalists and press freedom in the U.S. and around the world.