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IPI Freedom Dialogues Turkey : Responsibility of the media in climate crisis

Also available on: The 21st episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the 21st episode of the IPI Freedom Dialogues podcast, journalist Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Ömer Madra, a climate activist and one of the founders of Açık Radio (Open [...]

IPI Trial Monitoring Blog: Kurdish journalist acquitted of “membership of a terrorist organization”

On October 12, 2021, International Press Institute (IPI) representative attended and monitored the trial of Kurdish journalist Ruşen Takva at the Van 5thHigh Criminal Court as part of IPI’s Turkey trial monitoring programme. Joined by a representative of the British Embassy in Ankara, the IPI delegation travelled to the eastern border city of Van to [...]

Turkish Cypriot journalist banned from entering Turkey

  The International Press Institute (IPI),a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the deportation of Turkish Cypriot journalist Ali Kişmir from Turkey due to an “entry ban”. On October 10, Kişmir, the head of the Turkish Cypriot Press Trade Union, was briefly detained at Istanbul Airport and [...]

IPI condemns lawsuits against Evrensel, Birgün and Cumhuriyet newspapers by Ministry of Health official

The International Press Institute (IPI),a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned lawsuits against Turkish newspapers Evrensel, Birgün and Cumhuriyet after their reporting on a parliamentary question raising corruption allegations involving Vice Minister of Health Sabahattin Aydın. Earlier this year,opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) MP Murat Emir submitted [...]

Turkish journalists discuss independent journalism models at IPI WoCo 2021

IPI World Congress, IPI’s biggest annual event bringing dozens of journalists, editors and publishers around the world together on a varity of discussions on independent journalism, was held this year in Vienna between September 15 and 17 as a hybrid event. In threeday-long sessions attended by dozens of journalists from various countries, a wide range [...]

IPI Interview: Online attacks on women journalists in Turkey

The level of violence and oppression that journalists in Turkey face is escalating by the day – and women journalists are on the front line. After the publication of a police directive in May to prevent audiovisual reporting on protests, the number of incidents in which women journalists were physically assaulted by the police or [...]

IPI Freedom Dialogues Turkey: Why debate on foreign funding of media is part of effort to demonize free press

Also available on: The 19th episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the 19th episode of the IPI Freedom Dialogues, journalist Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Faruk Bildirici, a prominent journalist and media ombudsman, take up recent discussions on the foreign [...]

IPI Interview: Turkey’s broadcaster regulator targets independent media

New data on fines handed down by Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) confirms that the regulator continues to disproportionately target critical and independent television broadcasters. The fines are a growing problem for media freedom in Turkey and clear example of regulatory capture. The data were provided to media by İlhan Taşçı, a member [...]

Turkey: Halk TV reporters attacked during live coverage of wildfires

The IPI global network condemned an attack on the live broadcast of Halk TV journalist Gökmen Karadağ in the early hours of August 6 as Karadağ was reporting from Marmaris, a city on Turkey’s southwestern coast where wildfires are currently raging. Shortly after midnight on August 6, a group of assailants targeted the broadcast, which [...]

Turkish journalists in Germany face threat from ‘execution lists’

German authorities must fully investigate the circulation of so-called “execution lists” targeting Turkish regime critics in Germany, including a number of journalists, the IPI global network said today. A German interior ministry official today said the government was examining the matter in response to a parliamentary question submitted by Left Party MP Helin Evrim Sommer. [...]