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IPI condemns 5-day broadcast bans on Turkey’s Halk TV, TELE1

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the decision taken by Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) to suspend the critical television broadcasters TELE 1 and Halk TV for five days. On June 26, RTÜK President Ebubekir Şahin announced that an […]

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Freedom Dialogues Turkey: IPI launches new podcast series

The International Press Institute (IPI) is proud to launch the new podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey, a platform for timely, vital conversations on press freedom, freedom of expression and the future of quality journalism. You’ll get the inside story from some of Turkey’s most trusted editors, journalists and relevant experts as they analyse and […]

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IPI condemns record ad ban on Turkey’s Evrensel newspaper

The International Press Institute (IPI) today strongly condemned the 45-day ban on independent newspaper Evrensel by the Turkish Public Advertising Agency (BİK) over a column published on May 5, 2020. This is a record length for a public ad ban on a newspaper so far in Turkey. Evrensel, an independent newspaper with a focus on […]

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IPI joins 38 civil society organisations deplore decision to block Özgürüz

On June 19, 2020, International Press Institute (IPI) and 38 civil society organisations deplore the decision by a Turkish court to ban access to Germany-based online radio station Özgürüz (‘We Are Free’), which is headed by Can Dündar. We call on the Turkish authorities to reverse the decision, to stop the harassment of Dündar and […]

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