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Turkey: IPI condemns police directive preventing audio-visual reporting on protests

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned a directive sent on Tuesday by Turkey’s Security General Directorate (EGM) to all police departments in the country requesting officers to prevent audio and visual recordings of protests and public demonstrations. The note circulated is seen as a clear move to prevent citizens and journalists from reporting on […]

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IPI Event (May 3, 2021): Quality Journalism: Threats and Opportunities

Register here The International Press Institute (IPI) and Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul will host a webinar on May 3, World Press Freedom Day at 16:00 (CET) on “Quality Journalism: Threats and Opportunities” with distinguished speakers. This event will focus on freedom of the press and independent media, and there will be simultaneous translation into Turkish and English during the event. Topics include: […]

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Hrant Dink murder trial in Turkey: Justice not served

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concerns about continued impunity in the 2007 murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink following a court ruling on March 26. On March 26, 2021, a first instance court in Istanbul handed down verdicts involving 76 defendants, mostly public officials, concerning Dink’s murder after more than 14 years. This […]

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Ahmet Altan: ECtHR finds rights violations in case of Turkish journalist and writer

The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomed a European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruling yesterday, April 13, finding that Turkey had violated the rights of Ahmet Altan, a prominent writer and journalist with the now-shuttered Taraf newspaper. Altan has been jailed for four-and-a-half years over his alleged links to the now-outlawed Gülen movement and articles […]

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