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New IPI report: Growing digital censorship in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today warned of a further deterioration of the media freedom situation in Turkey as it launches its report ‘Turkey: Spectre of a Digital Lockdown’. The report, published on the eve of World Press Freedom Day 2022, examines government efforts to increase digital censorship through further control of online information in the [...]

Op-Ed: BBC Turkey Strike: Snowball Effect Hails New Victories

By MUSTAFA KULELİ / Executive with the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) writes about the reason behind the success of BBC Turkish employees' strike

“The Journalist”: IPI Turkey launches new video series with Medyascope

The IPI Turkey National Committee is proud to launch The Journalist (Gazeteci), a new video series in collaboration with the Turkish online news platform Medyascope featuring conversations on the future of journalism in Turkey with leading media professionals. The twice-monthly video series, hosted by National Committee member İpek Yezdani, will dive deep into the challenges [...]

Turkey: Ruling party eyes criminal penalties for reporting on financial sector

IPI strongly condemns new measures proposed by the Turkish government that could criminalize reporting on corruption and other public interest stories, and further restrict the work of the country’s independent media.  In the latest attack on press freedom in Turkey, lawmakers from President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) this week introduced a [...]

Turkey Trial Blog: Journalists trials based on arbitrary charges continued in February

During the week of February 21, 2022, International Press Institute (IPI) representatives attended and monitored several trials against journalists in Istanbul facing various charges. Gezi Trial: An ongoing injustice for years Ahead of the February 21 hearing in the Gezi Trial, where 52 defendants including journalist Can Dündar and philanthropist Osman Kavala – who is [...]

IPI Vacancy: Turkey Project Officer

The International Press Institute (IPI) is searching for a Turkey Project Officer to support our work to promote and protect media freedom and independent journalism in Turkey. The project officer will be an integral part of IPI’s #FreeTurkeyJournalists campaign and will have a particular focus on supporting aspects of the project that will be carried out on [...]

Unless I write, no one will: Reporting on Turkey’s LGBTi+ community

By YILDIZ TAR / Kaos GL editor-in-chief writes on the serious lack of coverage and reporting on the LGBTI+ community in Turkey

IPI Webinar (Mar 9): Understanding and Countering Online Harassment of Women Journalists

International Press Institute (IPI) Turkey National Committee, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul, is organizing a panel on March 9, 2022, at 4:00 PM (CET) | 6:00 PM (IST), marking International Women's Day. This panel will shed light on the online harassment of women journalists and mechanisms to protect the physical and emotional safety of the targeted journalists. Register [...]

Turkish journalist’s house attacked after Twitter threats

The International Press Institute (IPI) condemns the attack on February 23 on Turkish columnist Memduh Bayraktaroğlu in apparent retaliation for a tweet about the chairman of the far-right Nationalist Movement Party, Devlet Bahçeli. IPI calls on Turkish authorities to investigate the attack on Bayraktaroğlu and protect the journalist from any further threats. Bayraktaroğlu’s home was attacked by [...]

Turkey: MFRR calls for swift and thorough investigation into murder of Güngör Arslan

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in strongly condemning the murder of Güngör Arslan, the owner and managing editor of the local Ses Kocaeli newspaper in Turkey. On Saturday 19 February, Arslan was attacked in front of his office and shot in the chest and leg. He was taken to hospital, where [...]