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Turkey: Broadcast regulator fines four critical TV stations

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers strongly condemns the decision by Turkey’s broadcast regulator to fine four critical TV stations for airing corruption allegations involving President Erdoğan and his family. We call on the government and state bodies to cease their harassment of the independent press in Turkey.  The Turkish Radio and […]

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Turkey Online Master Class: Innovation in Journalism (June 6, 2022)

Independent journalism in Turkey needs innovation more than ever . In the first event of the master class series in Turkey Digital News Accelerator, Aron Pilhofer of News Catalyst will present ideas about product thinking for small newsrooms and how to engage audiences through innovation, drawing on cutting-edge examples from US journalism. Hosted by Istanbul-based journalist Gülsin […]

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Turkey: Leading local journalism organizations call for withdrawal of ‘disinformation law’

A law that was formed without any consultation with journalists and media organizations cannot be a remedy to disinformation. As seven leading journalism organizations, including the International Press Institute (IPI) National Committee in Turkey, we are concerned that the proposed law on disinformation could lead to one of the heaviest censorship and self-censorship mechanisms in […]

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New IPI report: Growing digital censorship in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today warned of a further deterioration of the media freedom situation in Turkey as it launches its report ‘Turkey: Spectre of a Digital Lockdown’. The report, published on the eve of World Press Freedom Day 2022, examines government efforts to increase digital censorship through further control of online information in the […]

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