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Turkey sentences journalists for ‘revealing’ name of intelligence agent

A Turkish court on September 9 sentenced five journalists to a total of 22 years in prison for allegedly “revealing” the name of a national intelligence agent whose identity had already been made public in Parliament. A total of seven journalists with various critical media outlets were charged after reporting on the funeral of a […]

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Freedom Dialogues Turkey: The new social media law and its consequences

Also available on: The fifth episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the fifth episode of IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey podcast, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Yaman Akdeniz, a prominent Turkish academic and cyber-rights expert, discuss Turkey’s controversial new social media regulations . The new social media law […]

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IPI Turkey Webinar recap: Turkey’s new digital censorship regime

The IPI Turkey National Committee (NC) hosted the English-language webinar “Digital Censorship: Turkey’s New Social Media Law and Its Implications for Free Media” following the passage of Turkey’s controversial new social media regulations in July. On Monday, August 31, journalists and members of the IPI National Committee Banu Güven and Emre Kızılkaya hosted Sergey Lagodinsky, […]

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RTÜK fines TELE1 for broadcasting Evrensel newspaper ad celebrating 25th anniversary

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the decision by Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) to issue the highest possible monetary fine against TELE 1 after it broadcast an advert marking the 25th anniversary of critical newspaper Evrensel. As Evrensel […]

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