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Turkey sentences journalists for ‘revealing’ name of intelligence agent

A Turkish court on September 9 sentenced five journalists to a total of 22 years in prison for allegedly “revealing” the name of a national intelligence agent whose identity had already been made public in Parliament. A total of seven journalists with various critical media outlets were charged after reporting on the funeral of a [...]

Freedom Dialogues Turkey: The new social media law and its consequences

Also available on: The fifth episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the fifth episode of IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey podcast, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Yaman Akdeniz, a prominent Turkish academic and cyber-rights expert, discuss Turkey’s controversial new social [...]

IPI Turkey Webinar recap: Turkey’s new digital censorship regime

The IPI Turkey National Committee (NC) hosted the English-language webinar “Digital Censorship: Turkey’s New Social Media Law and Its Implications for Free Media” following the passage of Turkey’s controversial new social media regulations in July. On Monday, August 31, journalists and members of the IPI National Committee Banu Güven and Emre Kızılkaya hosted Sergey Lagodinsky, [...]

RTÜK fines TELE1 for broadcasting Evrensel newspaper ad celebrating 25th anniversary

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the decision by Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) to issue the highest possible monetary fine against TELE 1 after it broadcast an advert marking the 25th anniversary of critical newspaper Evrensel. As Evrensel [...]

Series of attacks on local journalists in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned a number of attacks on local journalists and local journalist associations in Antalya, Nevşehir and Bursa, Turkey. On August 19, Şaban Önen, the publisher of Karacabey Yörem newspaper, was attacked by two business owners – [...]

IPI Webinar (Aug 31, 2020): “Digital Censorship: Turkey’s New Social Media Law and Its Implications for Free Media”

The IPI Turkish National Committee will be hosting the English-language webinar “Digital Censorship: Turkey’s New Social Media Law and Its Implications for Free Media" following the passage of Turkey's controversial new social media regulations in July. On Monday, August 31, journalists and of the IPI National Committee and members Banu Güven and Emre Kızılkaya will [...]

Turkish courts order removal of news content based on ‘right to be forgotten’

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, urged Turkish courts not to abuse the social media law passed in late July to force news outlets to remove news content. Courts have recently applied legal clauses around the “right to be forgotten” and “personal rights [...]

Freedom Dialogues Turkey: Media coverage of violence against women

Also available on: The fourth episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In this episode of IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Ceren Sözeri, an associate professor in the communications department at Galatasaray University and a columnist for [...]

IPI condemns passage of Turkey’s new social media law

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, condemned a new law on social media that passed Turkey’s General Assembly today. The law is poised to greatly expand digital censorship and threaten media freedom. "The Law on the Arrangement of Internet Publication and Combating Crimes [...]

IPI webinar recap: Digital censorship in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI)’s Turkish National Committee hosted the webinar “Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?” to mark Turkey’s Press Day, July 24, which marks the abolition of official censorship in 1908 during the late Ottoman Empire. The irony, as webinar moderator and noted broadcast journalist Banu Güven said, is that the current [...]