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IPI Podcasts: How digital subscription models help support democracy in Turkey

IPI Turkey Programme Coordinator, Renan Akyavas, speaks with an executive of the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) Mustafa Kuleli and the foreign desk correspondent for BirGün newspaper, Ömür Şahin Keyif, about the most recent challenges Turkey’s free media face, and how to defeat the vicious circles of financial challenges and poor quality journalism in the […]

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Charges against Melis Alphan in Turkey must be dropped ahead of second hearing

The International Press Institute (IPI) called today on Turkish authorities to drop charges against journalist Melis Alphan ahead of the second hearing on May 21 in her trial on terrorism-related charges. Alphan, previously worked as a columnist for newspapers Hürriyet and Milliyet and the news site Artı Gerçek and who writes on women, gender and […]

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IPI Freedom Dialogues Turkey: How digital subscription models help support democracy

The 17th episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the 17th episode of IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Berkant Gültekin, an editorial board member of BirGün newspaper, discussed the digitalization of the media, “subscription models” based on readers’ support for quality, independent journalism, and its […]

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IPI Turkey Webinar Recap: “Quality Journalism: Threats and Opportunities”

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, the International Press Institute (IPI) organized a webinar in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul (CGC) titled “Qualified Journalism: Threats and Opportunities” with distinguished speakers including İpek Cem Taha, Scott Griffen, Emre Kızılkaya, Faruk Bildirici and Minez Bayülgen. Participants talked about the evolution and digitalization of journalism […]

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