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Create conditions for independent media to flourish, IPI exhorts Turkey

In spite of repeated promises by the government of Turkey that press freedom would be restored in the country following the lifting of the state of emergency this past July, journalists have seen no signs of greater respect for their right to practice their profession independently and without fear of retaliation. This is the gloomy [...]

IPI heyeti üst düzey görüşmeler için Türkiye’de

Önde gelen editör, gazeteci ve medya yöneticilerinin basın özgürlüğünü küresel boyutta savunmak için bir araya gelerek oluşturduğu Uluslararası Basın Enstitüsü (IPI), 5-7 Aralık 2018 tarihlerinde, Ankara ve İstanbul’da üst düzey toplantılar gerçekleştirmek üzere IPI heyeti ile birlikte Türkiye’ye geliyor. Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı Markus Spillmann’ın başkanlığında gelecek IPI heyeti, Ankara ve İstanbul’a yapacağı üç günlük resmi [...]

IPI kicks off high-level mission to Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today announced the start of a high-level press freedom mission to Turkey December 5 to 7, 2018. Led by IPI Executive Board Chair Markus Spillmann, the mission will meet with representatives of the Turkish government, foreign diplomats, [...]

Europe must ‘make up its mind’ on Turkey, journalists say

Prominent Turkish journalists and lawyers last week urged Europe to take a stronger stance on fundamental rights in Turkey during a discussion panel organized by the International Press Institute (IPI) in partnership with the newspaper WELT in Berlin. “The real question is how far Western European countries are willing to defend their values”, Rıza Türmen, a [...]

Turkish media search for sustainable business models

Over 180 Turkish news outlets have been closed since the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey. Those that have managed to continue publishing – despite all odds – now face crippling economic conditions, with print revenues shrinking, a still-unprofitable online sphere and fines slapped on news outlets critical of the Turkish government. The problems have escalated [...]

EU officials urged to address free expression during Turkey visit

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined eight other leading international press freedom and freedom of expression groups on calling European Union (EU) officials to raise Turkey’s freedom of expression issue during the EU-Turkey high-level political dialogue. The full letter follows below. To the attention of: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy [...]

Turkey’s Media Under Siege (Berlin, November 28)

The International Press Institute (IPI), in partnership with WELT, invites interested members of the public to a networking event and series of panel discussions on November 28, 2018 in Berlin with leading lawyers, journalists and human rights activists from Turkey and Europe. Panellists will examine the media crackdown and the breakdown of the rule of law in [...]

Born out of solidarity, new Turkish news platform fights to survive

By BURCU KARAKAŞ / Practising journalism in Turkey has become an existential issue

IPI urges Merkel, Macron to confront Turkey on press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron requesting the two leaders to take a firm stance against the imprisonment, intimidation and harassment of journalists in Turkey. In letters sent to the Chancellor [...]

Trial of Uğur Yılmaz, Hearing One

Hearing Overview Date: October 16, 2018 Court: Bitlis 2. High Criminal Court Defendant(s) and status: Uğur Yılmaz (jailed) Charges: Terrorist propaganda, membership in a terrorist organization Hearing Number: 1 International Observers: Trial Monitor: Deniz Tekin Related Hearings: Case Background [...]