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IPI welcomes Turkish court ruling freeing Cumhuriyet journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, welcomes the decision of Turkey’s Supreme Court of Cassation to toss out a lower court ruling and free five former journalists of the newspaper Cumhuriyet who were imprisoned on terrorism-related charges. The ruling also vacated the conviction of [...]

Press freedom in Turkey remains in crisis, despite some room for very cautious optimism

International press freedom groups reported today that press freedom and the rule of law in Turkey remain in crisis despite grounds for very cautious optimism, such as yesterday’s ruling releasing several former Cumhuriyet journalists. Over three days this week, the international press freedom delegation held meetings with journalists, civil society, the judiciary and the authorities [...]

IPI calls for immediate release of journalists detained in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, today called on the government of Turkey to immediately release nine journalists who were arrested in a country-wide crackdown this week. On Tuesday, August 20, police arrested six journalists who were covering protests against the dismissal of municipal [...]

The serious business of satire in Turkey

By JENNIFER HATTAM / Political climate generates both inspiration and anxiety for cartoonists and other humourists

Turkey violates right to information again

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the court order blocking access to a number of websites and URLs including news sites and their social media accounts, as well as the social media accounts of civil society movements, politicians and others. Among the blocked sites is Bianet.org, a part of the IPS Communications Foundation, which [...]

IPI joins Universal Period Review report to UN for Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, joins the international press freedom and free expression groups in a submission to the Universal Period Review (UPR) on Turkey. Turkey’s human rights record will come under review by the UN Human Rights Council during the UPR mechanism in January 2020. [...]

Analysis: Turkish Constitutional Court’s inconsistent stance on press freedom

By HÜRREM SÖNMEZ / Recent contradictory decisions show court’s approach not always in favour of journalists’ rights

Turkey Free Expression Trial Monitoring Report – July 2019

The International Press Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA), today published a new report analysing the extent to which Turkish courts protect the fundamental rights of journalists and others exercising their right to free expression. The July 2019 Turkey Free Expression Trial Monitoring Report (the Report), written by IPI [...]

New Istanbul mayor offers support for press freedom and quality journalism

The newly elected mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem İmamoğlu, lamented the arrests and prosecution of journalists in Turkey yesterday during a meeting with the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom. İmamoğlu met with an IPI delegation comprising IPI Turkey National Committee Chair Kadri Gürsel, Committee [...]

Turkey should pass judicial reform before parliamentary recess

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on Turkey to quickly pass a promised judicial reform package that would see journalists who were jailed as part of the Cumhuriyet trial freed pending further appeal. Turkish lawmakers are currently considering ending a rule that bars certain defendants convicted in free-speech-related cases with sentences of less than five [...]