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One year later, Hürriyet’s fired journalists still fighting for due compensation

On October 30, 2019, 45 media staff, from journalists to photographers to graphic designers, woke up to written notices from the management of Hürriyet, once Turkey’s most prominent daily newspaper, informing them of their dismissals.  The move came after a year after Hürriyet was purchased by the pro-government conglomerate Demirören Group. The sale is part […]

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Event (Oct 26, 2020) : IPI co-hosts event on media and disinformation in Turkey

On October 26, 2020 at 18:00 pm (CET), prominent journalists, academics and experts from Turkey will come together for a panel event on media and disinformation organized by the Turkey-based think tank Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) and co-hosted by IPI Turkey National Committee. The event, “Media and Disinformation: Turkey Case”, will be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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