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Middle Eastern journalists targeted by misogynistic smear campaigns

“A friend alerted me to the fact that #Ghada_Jacuzzi was trending on Twitter late at night. The next day, I went to work as usual, even more motivated to continue producing unapologetic, quality journalism”, prominent Al Jazeera anchor and journalist Ghada Oueiss told the International Press Institute (IPI) in a recent interview. Oueiss, known for […]

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IPI condemns phone hacking, smear campaign against Al Jazeera journalist Ghada Oueiss

Prominent Al Jazeera news anchor Ghada Oueiss and her colleague Ola Fares have been targeted in what researchers say is a “systemic” online harassment campaign by Saudi Arabian social media accounts. While Oueiss had been viciously harassed online in the past, the two women were most recently subject to an avalanche of online attacks in […]

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Fears of draconian social media law in Turkey

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in power now for 18 years, has long sought to more closely regulate and restrict social media platforms, the only sphere for news and communication still out of the government’s control. Alarm bells are now ringing loudly as the government has announced plans to bring a sweeping bill […]

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Freedom Dialogues Turkey: The role of big tech in Turkey’s news ecosystem

The second episode of IPI’s new podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! Host Cansu Çamlıbel kicked-off the series last month with a conversation with prominent journalist Kadri Gürsel, the chair of IPI’s Turkey National Committee. Listen to the first episode here. For this second episode, Çamlıbel has interviewed Emre Kızılkaya, IPI Turkey […]

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