Turkey Trial Blog: Acquittal of freelance journalists hints at power of solidarity
On December 20, 2022, International Press Institute (IPI) representatives attended the final hearing in the trial of freelance journalist Sezgin Kartal, who was acquitted of the charges of “insult via audio, visual or written content” following a complaint by Fuat Uğur, a columnist for the pro-government outlet Türkiye Newspaper. Kartal was charged with “insult” after […]Read More
I’m a Russian journalist who fled to Turkey. This is my story.
Why and how we left Russia My wife and I started freelancing back in 2017, when the last independent media outlet in the Perm region ceased to be independent. We went into complete obscurity, not really understanding how we would get by. Being a freelance journalist with three children in Russia is tantamount to financial […]Read More
Turkey: Documentary filmmaker and journalist arrested for “filming a police car” while recording in public space
The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, journalists, and media executives for press freedom, today condemned the arrest of documentary filmmaker and journalist Sibel Tekin in Ankara, Turkey on the charges of “membership in a terrorist organization” following a complaint by prison guards that she filmed the official vehicle while recording early […]Read More
IPI Turkey Master Class Recap: ”Visual Storytelling for New Formats” with Natalia Guerrero of BBC Reel
On December 7, the International Press Institute (IPI) in collaboration with its Turkey National Committee organized the fourth episode of the Turkey Master Class series which brings international journalists and experts via online and hybrid workshops on digital transition and innovations to journalists in Turkey. Gülsin Harman, a member of IPI Turkey National Committee and […]Read More