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27 international groups call on Turkey to release Sedef Kabaş

The International Press Institute and 26 undersigned human rights and journalists’ organizations call for the immediate release of journalist Sedef Kabaş following her late-night arrest on January 22 and for an end to the judicial harassment of independent media. On January 22, Kabaş was detained during a midnight police raid in Istanbul following critical comments […]

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The current state of local media in Turkey: MEDAR 2021 Report

The International Press Institute (IPI) re-publishes the findings of “The Local Media Database Research” conducted by the Media Research Association (MEDAR) in 2021. See the initial findings below. The first census research examining local media in Turkey, “The Local Media Database Research”, has been published by the Media Research Association (MEDAR) with the support of the […]

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IPI: At least 241 journalists faced trial in Turkey in 2021 – nearly half on terrorism charges

The year 2021 saw the continued persecution of the free press in Turkey. IPI documented the trials of 241 journalists last year, of whom 28 were convicted. The vast majority of open cases were adjourned into the new year, part of the cycle of never-ending judicial harassment. SEE THE FULL FACTSHEET The International Press Institute […]

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Turkey: Two journalists violently detained while covering student demonstration

The IPI global network condemns the intimidation and violence used by the Turkish police against two female journalists who were covering a demonstration in Istanbul. Journalists must be free to cover protests in public places. IPI urges Turkish authorities to take immediate steps to end police aggression against journalists and hold those responsible for such […]

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