Google Arts and Culture program presents: “Treasures of Turkey”

In collaboration with the Minister of Culture, this project presents a Turkey digital tour to celebrate the Republic’s 100th anniversary. Enjoy: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/treasures-of-turkiye

MLSA Report released: “Journalism in Turkey”

MLSA has released the “Journalism in Turkey” report prepared within the scope of the “Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity”. You can find the full report and further details here: https://mlsaturkey.com/images/2023/07/05/gazeteciler%20guvende%20hissetmiyor.pdf   📌46/57 journalists indicated to have been physically attacked or threatened within the past five years. The rate of … Read more

Human Rights Watch call for ending injustices in the Gezi Trial

Turkey: End the Gezi Trial Injustice | Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch Turkey: End the Gezi Trial Injustice … of attempting to overthrow the Turkish government for their alleged role in the 2013 Gezi Park protests, HRW calls for ‘end to injustice’ in Gezi Park case following top prosecutor’s opinion CFWIJ: Turkey ranks first in legal harassment of … Read more

DW Documentary: “Osman Kavala: Imprisoned in Erdogan’s Turkey”

The Turkish human rights activist and arts patron Osman Kavala has been in prison since 2017. The philanthropist, who campaigns for democracy and the rule of law in Turkey, is regarded as a public enemy by the Erdogan government. Osman Kavala is the founder and chairman of the arts and culture foundation Anadolu Kültür and … Read more

2022 State of the Fact-Checkers Report released. Meta remains the biggest funding source

I wonder what happens when Meta cuts the funds, which is likely. Fact-checking organizations ramped up their budgets and diversified their focus in 2022, according to a new report that surveyed 93 verified signatories of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter. The 2022 State of the Fact-Checkers Report by the IFCN underscores a critical shift in budgets, … Read more

“How AI can be helpful in disaster response” and a few mental health sources

How AI can actually be helpful in disaster response MIT Technology Review by Tate Ryan-Mosley  This article is from The Technocrat, MIT Technology Review’s weekly tech policy newsletter about power, politics, and Silicon Valley. To receive it in your inbox every Friday, sign up here. We often hear big (and unrealistic) promises about the potential of AI to … Read more

The State of Data Journalism Survey 2022 released

The second edition of The State of Data Journalism Survey results is now public! Explore the insights from the largest data journalism survey of the year. We covered the industry’s demographics, skills, tools, and work practices, and the impact of the Russia-Ukraine War and the Covid-19 pandemic on the field. The 2022 edition also marks an important … Read more

A report: ‘A Look At the 20 Years of Media Freedom [in Turkey]

‘A Look At the 20 Years of Media Freedom’ report published Bianet :: English  Assoc. Prof. Ulaş Karan has written an evaluation report titled “A Look At the 20 Years of Media Freedom” regarding the Media Monitoring Reports published by bianet/IPS Communication Foundation. The English version of the report has been published. Click to read … Read more

US Department of State Report: 2021 Turkey Country Report on Human Rights Practices

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Turkey is a constitutional republic with an executive presidential system and a unicameral 600-seat parliament (the Grand National Assembly). In presidential and parliamentary elections in 2018, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe observers expressed concern regarding restrictions on media reporting and the campaign environment, including the jailing of a presidential candidate, that … Read more

Turkey in the latest Amnesty report: “2021 marked by rights violations and protests all across Turkey

The report here AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: 2021 marked by rights violations and protests all across Turkey Bianet :: English Amnesty International has released its annual report on the state of human rights in the world. On Turkey, it has noted that “opposition politicians, journalists, rights defenders and others faced baseless investigations, prosecutions and convictions”. Six Turkish opposition … Read more

A digital project: The Jewish Quarter in Ankara

There is not much information about the project but at least there is the version in English. Check it out here: https://jewishquarterankara.com/

IPI’s survival guide for local media

IPI’s survival guide for local media An IPI global network guide for sustainable news media serving local communities in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. See the full report and download a copy here Across the IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers, we’ve been speaking to more local media … Read more

Turkey’s fall in numbers: Reports from Corruption Perceptions Index 2021, Twitter Transparency Report and ECtHR statistics

Corruption Perceptions Index 2021: Turkey ranks 96th among 180 countries Bianet :: English The country has dropped 43 places in the corruption index since 2013. 2021 REPORT: Turkey ranks first in violations of freedom of expression, show ECtHR statistics Bianet :: English The European Court of Human Rights handed down 78 judgements on Turkey in 2021, ruling … Read more

An open letter to YouTube’s CEO from the world’s fact-checkers

The letter is available here and at participating organizations’ websites in their own languages. Ms. Susan Wojcicki, It’s been almost two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The world has seen time and time again how destructive disinformation and misinformation can be for social harmony, democracy, and public health; too many lives and livelihoods have been ruined, and … Read more

Statewatch press release: “Turkey: Algorithmic persecution based on massive privacy violations used to justify human rights abuses”

Press release Turkey: Algorithmic persecution based on massive privacy violations used to justify human rights abuses, says new report More than 13,000 Turkish military personnel have been dismissed since July 2016 on the basis of an algorithm used by the authorities to assess the alleged “terrorist” credentials or connections of military officers and their relatives … Read more