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Turkey: Court suspends ban on recording protests

The IPI global network welcomes the decision by Turkey’s Council of State to suspend a police directive banning journalists and members of the public from recording public demonstrations. The ruling is an important step toward safeguarding media coverage of protests in Turkey, which have recently been marred by cases of police violence. The Council of [...]

IPI Webinar (Nov 11, 2021): The Digital Media Conundrum: Can Journalism Save Democracy in the Age of Disinformation?

On the eve of a new disinformation bill to be introduced in Turkish Parliament, International Press Institute (IPI) Turkey National Committee, in partnership with the  Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul (CGC), will organize an online panel to shed light on fake news, digital echo chambers, and the impact of disinformation laws on fundamental rights and freedoms. Our distinguished panelists will share [...]

Turkey: Global appeal marks 2000 days in prison for journalist Nedim Türfent

"There are so many injustices in our country that I hesitate to make statements on such specific days. On the other hand, it is easier to shine a light on injustices, unlawfulness and unfairness through known examples. This is why I see the 2000 days imprisonment as a symbol of the greater injustice in [...]

IPI to hold its first Annual Turkey Media Symposium in Istanbul (Nov. 4-5)

The challenges facing quality and independent journalism in Turkey have never been greater. The increased political pressure on the free press, a growing number of physical and judicial attacks on journalists, censorship, and new and repressive legislation to restrict access to digital media platforms paint a bleak future for the media sector. With pro-government outlets [...]

Turkey’s press freedom crisis compounded by increasing digital censorship

Turkey’s press freedom crisis is being compounded by increasing digital censorship, a group of international press freedom, journalism and human rights groups said following a joint mission to the country this week. The government has announced plans to table a “disinformation” law that is likely to result in the further criminalization of freedom of expression [...]

IPI leads international mission to Turkey, Oct. 6 – 8, 2021

A coalition of international press freedom and journalist groups will carry out a three-day mission to Turkey this week to investigate serious, continued threats to independent journalism in the country. From October 6 to 8, mission delegates will meet in Ankara and Istanbul, as well as online, with editors, journalists, local civil society groups, Turkish [...]

Turkey: Discussions on new online ‘fake news’ law raise alarm

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over the most recent discussions on a new bill that would criminalize the spreading of “fake news”. Initial details about the bill raise serious alarm about a further step forward in Turkey’s efforts to control media and information online. On August 18, 2021, Hüseyin Yayman, an MP [...]

Turkish broadcasters fined for reporting on wildfires

The IPI global network today condemned sanctions imposed by Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) on six television channels – KRT, Fox TV, Haber Türk, Halk TV, TELE 1 and TR 35 – in response to the channels’ coverage of the most recent wildfires in southwestern Turkey. The sanctions were imposed during a meeting [...]

Turkey: Journalists beaten with iron rods while covering protest over Kurdish murders

The IPI global network today condemned the physical assaults against several journalists in Istanbul covering protests against the murder of a Kurdish family. IPI calls on the Turkish authorities to hold those responsible to account and ensure journalist safety. On July 31, a group of assailants, using iron rods, attacked reporters Derya Saadet and Ceylan [...]

Turkey: Concern over proposals to introduce new regulation of “fake” and “foreign-funded” news

23 July 2021 The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and undersigned partner organisations are concerned about and condemn recent statements by Turkish President Erdoğan and other government officials pertaining to the introduction of new regulation of so-called fake news and “foreign-funded” news in the country. Officials’ targeting several critical and independent media outlets for securing [...]