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Turkey journalist threatened after reporting on student’s suicide

The IPI global network today condemned threats against Turkish journalist Faik Akgün and the newspaper Günışığı, based in the central Anatolian city of Elazığ, after the newspaper published a report on the suicide of a university student. IPI calls on Turkish authorities to protect Akgün and the newspaper against any threats targeting journalist safety and […]

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IPI marks Working Journalists Day in Turkey as trials against journalists continue

Turkey marks today, January 10, as Working Journalists Day – an occasion that has become even more symbolic and important given that many journalists have lost their jobs due to the pandemic in the last two years. Moreover, those who continue to carry out their profession, whether as a staff journalist or as a freelancer, […]

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MFRR Monitoring Report: 272 alerts in six months

The fourth Media Freedom Rapid Response(MFRR) monitoring report documents attacks against press workers and media across EU Member States and Candidate Countries between January and June 2021 and is again shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of violations is alarming and has continued to rise: this is the highest figure of attacks ever recorded by […]

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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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