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IPI: Charges against six journalists who reported on currency rate in Turkey must be dropped

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, called today on Turkish authorities to drop all charges before tomorrow’s hearing against six business journalists and columnists who are being prosecuted for reporting on the sudden drop in the country’s currency in summer 2018. The trial [...]

Compromised independence of Turkey’s institutions chokes press freedom

Turkey’s press freedom crisis is worsening amid growing state capture of media, the lack of independence of regulatory institutions, and a new social media law designed to clamp down on the remaining spaces for free comment, a coalition of 11 international press freedom, journalism and human rights groups warned following a four-day mission to the [...]

Freedom Dialogues Turkey: Agnes Callamard on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Also available on: The seventh episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the seventh episode of IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey podcast, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Agnès Callamard, United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, discussed the case of Saudi [...]

IPI Webinar Recap: Germany’s role in defending press freedom in Turkey

As the current holder of the EU presidency, Germany has a crucial role in guiding the bloc’s policy toward Turkey. What strategy should Germany and the EU pursue in defending fundamental rights amid Turkey’s ongoing press freedom crisis? That was the subject of a recent webinar hosted by the International Press Institute (IPI), together with [...]

International coalition starts Turkey press freedom mission

A coalition of 11 international press freedom, freedom of expression and journalists‘ organisations are leading a joint press freedom mission to Turkey this week from 6 to 9 October amid the country’s continued press freedom crisis, which has further worsened under the coronavirus pandemic. Representatives of the 11 organisations, led by the Vienna-based International Press [...]

Freedom Dialogues Turkey: The EU-Turkey relations and Turkey’s freedom of expression crisis

Also available on: The sixth episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the sixth episode of IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey podcast, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Sergey Lagodinsky, member of the EU Parliament (Greens/EFA) and the chairman of the delegation [...]

IPI Webinar (Sept 30): “Supporting Press Freedom in Turkey under the German EU Presidency”

IPI is hosting a webinar on September 30 as part of its series on press freedom in Turkey co-hosted by the IPI National committees in Germany and Turkey. Four years since the failed coup sparked Turkey’s crackdown on the media, 77 journalists remain behind bars. While this is down from a peak of 170, Turkey [...]

UPDATE: Turkey court rules Can Dündar a “fugitive”, moves to seize assets

UPDATE: A court in Turkey has declared editor Can Dündar a "fugitive", paying the way for his assets and property to be seized. "IPI condemns this serious and appalling escalation of Turkey's harassment of Can Dündar, who is now in Germany, and his family", IPI Deputy Director Scott Griffen said. The International Press Institute (IPI) [...]

IPI WoCo Webinar (Sept 23): “Turkey’s Journalism Outlives the Suppression: Looking Ahead to Turkey’s 2023 Centenary”

As part of this year’s World Congress, “Reimagining Journalism with 2020 Vision”, IPI is hosting a webinar on Turkey, how its journalists survive and defy government suppression and continue to produce independent, quality journalism as the Republic prepares to mark its first centenary in 2023. The country’s leading journalists joined by academic experts will explore [...]

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 [...]