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Another day of extremes at Çağlayan: Journalists tried on insulting the president, coup plotting

IPI global network representatives monitored the hearings of journalists Deniz Yücel and Ahmet Sever as well as three former Zaman journalists in three separate trials on September 9 at Çağlayan Courthouse in Istanbul. Below are the observations from IPI representatives on the September 9 hearings. September 9, 2021 Deniz Yücel and Ahmet Sever September 9, […]

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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 […]

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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 funding of independent media organizations in Turkey. Bildirici […]

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Turkey: Discussions on new online ‘fake news’ law raise alarm

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over the most recent discussions on a new bill that would criminalize the spreading of “fake news”. Initial details about the bill raise serious alarm about a further step forward in Turkey’s efforts to control media and information online. On August 18, 2021, Hüseyin Yayman, an MP […]

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