Turkey Dispatches is a special series on press freedom and the realities of practising journalism in today’s Turkey, written by those most directly affected: Turkey-based journalists.
Punishment is not the solution to the problem of false information
There has been a significant increase in the number of laws aimed at preventing disinformation proposed or implemented in different countries since 2015. The increase in the use of social media platforms for news and information, the platforms’ algorithms spreading false information, anonymity overtaking accountability, and internet-specific propaganda methods such as bots and trolls illustrate […]Read More
I’m a Russian journalist who fled to Turkey. This is my story.
Why and how we left Russia My wife and I started freelancing back in 2017, when the last independent media outlet in the Perm region ceased to be independent. We went into complete obscurity, not really understanding how we would get by. Being a freelance journalist with three children in Russia is tantamount to financial […]Read More
Journalists who cannot buy a newspaper…
By BANU TUNA / Chair of the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) Istanbul Branch writes about the erosion of journalism in TurkeyRead More
Ending harassment of journalists online – are we there yet?
By ARZU GEYBULLA / Arzu Geybulla wrote on why anti-harassment measures on platforms still lackingRead More
Op-Ed: BBC Turkey Strike: Snowball Effect Hails New Victories
By MUSTAFA KULELİ / Executive with the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) writes about the reason behind the success of BBC Turkish employees’ strikeRead More