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Turkey: IPI condemns police directive preventing audio-visual reporting on protests

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned a directive sent on Tuesday by Turkey’s Security General Directorate (EGM) to all police departments in the country requesting officers to prevent audio and visual recordings of protests and public demonstrations. The note circulated is seen as a clear move to prevent citizens and journalists from reporting on [...]

IPI Event (May 3, 2021): Quality Journalism: Threats and Opportunities

Register here The International Press Institute (IPI) and Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul will host a webinar on May 3, World Press Freedom Day at 16:00 (CET) on “Quality Journalism: Threats and Opportunities” with distinguished speakers. This event will focus on freedom of the press and independent media, and there will be simultaneous translation into Turkish and English during the event. Topics include: [...]

Ahmet Altan: ECtHR finds rights violations in case of Turkish journalist and writer

The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomed a European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruling yesterday, April 13, finding that Turkey had violated the rights of Ahmet Altan, a prominent writer and journalist with the now-shuttered Taraf newspaper. Altan has been jailed for four-and-a-half years over his alleged links to the now-outlawed Gülen movement and articles [...]

International groups call on EU leaders to prioritize fundamental rights ahead of Turkey visit

The International Press Institute (IPI) and 20 international human rights and freedom of expression organizations sent today a joint letter to the presidents of the European Council and European Commission to call on EU leaders to prioritize improved human rights records in Turkey ahead of their visit to the Turkish president Erdoğan on April 6. [...]

IPI calls on European Council to prioritize press freedom in Turkey ahead of EU leaders’ meeting

The International Press Institute (IPI) today sent a letter to the European Council President Charles Michel ahead of the European Council meeting on March 25 and 26 where EU-Turkey relations will be discussed. The letter calls on Michel and the European Council to insist on an improved human rights record in Turkey, especially in press freedom [...]

Turkey: Local radio journalist killed by man who disliked his content

On March 9, 2021, Hazım Özsu, a local radio host for Rahmet FM (Mercy FM) in Turkey’s Bursa province was shot dead in his home by a man who later said that he disliked some of Özsu’s comments in his radio programme during the pandemic regarding religious values. The man said he wanted to “shut [...]

IPI Turkey Webinar Recap: “The New Mainstream is Rising (And It Seeks Support)”

  READ FULL REPORT On March 3, IPI held a launch event for the new IPI Turkey Digital Media Report: ‘The New Mainstream Media’ is Rising (And It Seeks Support). The pioneering report, prepared by IPI Turkey National Committee Vice Chair Emre Kızılkaya and journalist Burak Ütücü, studies the current capacity and needs of independent [...]

Report Launch (March 3, 2021): ‘The New Mainstream Media’ is Rising (And It Seeks Support)

On March 3, 2021, at 15:00 pm (CET), the International Press Institute (IPI) will launch the new IPI Turkey Digital Media Report: 'The New Mainstream Media' is Rising (And It Seeks Support). The report contains the findings of an extensive study on digital capacity, impact and needs of independent journalism in Turkey. The study was [...]

Turkey: IPI strongly condemns police attacks on journalists covering university protests

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the deliberate targeting of and attacks against the journalists covering the mass demonstrations in Kadıköy, Istanbul on February 2, by the police. On February 2, several journalists covering the demonstration in Kadıköy in support of [...]

Turkey Trial Blog: The view from the most interesting cafe in the world

International Press Institue (IPI) Turkey National Committee Vice Chair Emre Kızılkaya monitored the first hearing of the retrial of Erol Önderoğlu, an IPI member and the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Turkey representative, as well as his two co-defendants, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin. The three were back in court after their acquittals were overturned [...]