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International press freedom groups condemn Turkey disinformation bill placed before parliament

Twenty-five international media freedom, freedom of expression and journalists’ organizations call on Members of Parliament (MPs) to vote against the bill on “disinformation and fake news,” which was submitted to parliament’s General Assembly on October 4 by the governing alliance of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The bill, […]

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IPI Webinar (Sept 21): Combating Disinformation: Legal Reforms, Fact-checking, and Journalism

International Press Institute (IPI) Turkey National Committee, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul, is organizing a panel on September 21, 2022, at 5:00 PM (CET) | 6:00 PM (TSİ) focusing on disinformation. Register here Journalism is undergoing major changes. Digitalization of the profession is unleashing innovative journalism practices on the one hand, enabling new forms of communication and […]

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IPI Freedom Dialogues Turkey: Turkish regulator’s broadcast ban on DW Turkish service

Also available on: The 29th episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! Previous episodes of IPI’s Freedom Dialogues: Turkey podcasts are available here. In this episode host Cansu Çamlıbel invites Bülent Mumay, a prominent journalist and Istanbul coordinator of Deutsche Welle’s (DW) Turkish service, to discuss the Turkish telecommunications regulator’s (RTÜK) broadcast ban […]

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Turkey Trial Blog: Ankara journalist faces 22 years in prison based on ‘evidence’ from ‘stolen’ memory cards

On June 29, 2022, a representative of the International Press Institute (IPI) attended and monitored the trial of journalist Hayri Demir at the Ankara 15th Heavy Penal Court as part of IPI’s Turkey trial monitoring programme. Alongside IPI, Demir’s trial was also attended by representatives from the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS), Amnesty Turkey, and […]

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