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Turkey: Dim hopes for 2017, but we’ll keep up the struggle for a free world

A journalist with hope is a common contradiction in these strange days. When I set forth to share my thoughts on what the new...

Turkey: 2 Major Obstacles Before Journalism: Government, Jurisdiction

BİA Media monitoring report October - December 2016 As of January 1, 2017, 131 journalists are in prison; 28 people including seven journalists are suspects...

“Turkey Purge” watch group keeps finger on crackdown pulse

The hashtag #TurkeyPurge continues to trend internationally five months after the attempted coup in Turkey. One watch group with an online presence actually calls...

Turkey: Silencing the Media – Report by Human Rights Watch

(Istanbul) – Turkey’s government has all but silenced independent media in an effort to prevent scrutiny or criticism of its ruthless crackdown on perceived...

Turkey: international coalition slams Cumhuriyet arrests, media closures

On October 2, the European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ and IFJ) joined a coalition of international media freedom organisations led by the International...

New wave of arrests targeting daily Cumhuriyet in Turkey

The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ) today condemned the new wave of media repression by Turkish authorities following the detention of Murat Sabuncu, editor-in-chief...

Turkey closes 15 media outlets, raids newspaper office, detains at least 12

New York, October 31, 2016 - The Turkish government should immediately reverse an emergency decree closing at least 15 news agencies, newspapers, and magazines...

Turkey: Operation on Cumhuriyet Daily, 16 Taken into Custody

Police has raided the houses of Cumhuriyet Daily Ediyor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu, President of the Execution Board Akın Atalay and Cumuhuriyet Foundation Executive Board member...

Turkish government shuts down 15 Kurdish media outlets

The Turkish government issued on Saturday 29 October a decree shutting down 15 Kurdish media outlets: 11 newspapers, two news agencies and three magazines....

‘Who Owns the Media in Turkey?’ – Media Ownership Monitoring Project

The results of the joint project "Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) Turkey" run by IPS Communication Foundation/ bianet and Reporter ohne Grenzen, the German wing...

Turkish Media: From Bad to Worse

After a decade of manipulations that ensure a cozy relationship between the press and the president, Erdogan is now overseeing a harsh crackdown that...

Turkey: censorship reaches Europe

A Kurdish television station based in Italy was blacked out at the request of the Turkish authorities. The reconstruction of the occurence. 26/10/2016 - by Fazıla Mat Ankara's...
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Cross-Border Investigative Journalism Training for the Western Balkans

The Center for Media, Data, and Society at Central European University in Budapest is announcing an open call for journalists in Albania, Bosnia...

Investigative Fund: Apply by 12 July 2020

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network launches an Emergency Media Support Fund within the EU funded project Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in...

Emergency Content Fund: Apply by 12 July 2020

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network launches an Emergency Media Support Fund within the EU funded project Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in...

Entries Open for Free Press Awards 2020

The Free Press Awards recognise journalists and media professionals who have a strong commitment with press freedom and independent information. The awards honour journalists and...