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The hidden part of the iceberg: Being an environmental reporter in Turkey

By HAZAL OCAK / Former Cumhuriyet reporter Hazal Ocak reflects on the highs and lows of covering nature and the climate crisis in Turkey’s challenging media landscape

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Censorship can’t bend the truth: IPI Turkey ad campaign

The International Press Institute (IPI) is marking December 10, Human Rights Day, with a nationwide advertising campaign in Turkey to highlight the immense challenges and threats the country’s independent media face. In recent years, the Turkish government has systematically increased pressure on media via a number of methods including judicial harassment, disproportionate laws, online attacks […]

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IPI Webinar (Dec 16): Funding Independent and Quality Journalism: A moral and practical discussion

The question of financing independent and quality journalism is as nearly old as the profession itself. Some might argue that news is a public good, and therefore, it should be free and universally accessible. The others recognize that the intensive labor and risks associated with reporting the truth render investment in media organizations as the […]

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Turkey: Court suspends ban on recording protests

The IPI global network welcomes the decision by Turkey’s Council of State to suspend a police directive banning journalists and members of the public from recording public demonstrations. The ruling is an important step toward safeguarding media coverage of protests in Turkey, which have recently been marred by cases of police violence. The Council of […]

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