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IPI Turkey Webinar (July 24, 2020): “Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?”

The IPI Turkish National Committee will be hosting the webinar “Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?” to mark Turkey’s Press Day, July 24, which marks the abolition of official censorship in 1908 during the late Ottoman Empire. On Friday, July 24, journalists and IPI National Committee members Banu Güven and Emre Kızılkaya and academic […]

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The codes of the Khashoggi murder trial: Gruesome details are coming to the surface

By İPEK YEZDANİ / “We, as defenders of journalism, must advocate for this case to help make sure that no state will be able to slaughter a journalist freely like this ever again.”

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IPI condemns conviction of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the nearly three-year prison sentence given to journalist Deniz Yücel in Turkey on terror propaganda charges. A court in Istanbul convicted Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, in absentia of “making propaganda […]

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Fears of draconian social media law in Turkey

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in power now for 18 years, has long sought to more closely regulate and restrict social media platforms, the only sphere for news and communication still out of the government’s control. Alarm bells are now ringing loudly as the government has announced plans to bring a sweeping bill […]

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