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IPI urges Turkey to withdraw repressive social media bill

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today called on Turkish authorities to withdraw a sweeping new draft bill regulating social media. The bill, which would greatly expand digital censorship in Turkey, was passed by the Justice Committee of Turkey’s parliament today. ‘’The Proposal [...]

Panel: IPI-MLSA trial monitoring report shows continued use of terror laws to persecute journalists

On July 22, the International Press Institute (IPI) and the Turkey-based Media Law Studies Association (MLSA) held a joint panel on the Turkey Free Expression Trial Monitoring Final Report, which was published in March 2020 and highlights the results of IPI and MLSA’s year-long programme monitoring the trials of journalists and others prosecuted in Turkey [...]

IPI Turkey Webinar (July 24, 2020): “Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?”

The IPI Turkish National Committee will be hosting 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. On Friday, July 24, journalists and IPI National Committee members Banu Güven and Emre Kızılkaya and academic [...]

The codes of the Khashoggi murder trial: Gruesome details are coming to the surface

By İPEK YEZDANİ / “We, as defenders of journalism, must advocate for this case to help make sure that no state will be able to slaughter a journalist freely like this ever again.”

IPI condemns conviction of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the nearly three-year prison sentence given to journalist Deniz Yücel in Turkey on terror propaganda charges. A court in Istanbul convicted Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, in absentia of “making propaganda [...]

Fears of draconian social media law in Turkey

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in power now for 18 years, has long sought to more closely regulate and restrict social media platforms, the only sphere for news and communication still out of the government’s control. Alarm bells are now ringing loudly as the government has announced plans to bring a sweeping bill [...]

Freedom Dialogues Turkey: The role of big tech in Turkey’s news ecosystem

Also available on: The second episode of IPI’s new podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! Host Cansu Çamlıbel kicked-off the series last month with a conversation with prominent journalist Kadri Gürsel, the chair of IPI’s Turkey National Committee. Listen to the first episode here. [...]

Google’s ‘outrageous support to partisan media’ puts Turkey’s fragile communities at risk

By EMRE KIZILKAYA / Emre Kızılkaya wrote on Google's policy and its impact on news ecosystem in Turkey

Blog: Inside the start of Jamal Khashoggi murder trial in Turkey

About this blog: IPI member and representative İpek Yezdani attended the opening of the Jamal Khashoggi murder trial on July 3, 2020 in Istanbul. This is her account of the trial’s first day. It has been one year and nine months since the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin [...]

Turkey: Alarming plans to further crackdown on social media

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners are alarmed by the Turkish President’s threats to further restrict or shut down social media. We call on Turkey to comply with its international obligations and refrain from measures that will further prevent and disrupt exercising the right to freedom of expression and information online. On 1 July, AKP [...]