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Neden oradaydım; kişisel bir anlatı

by Ayse Duzkan An English version of this article can be found here. Onlar kendilerinden “Özgür Basın Geleneği” olarak söz ediyor ama biz onlar için genellikle Kürt medyası terimini kullanıyoruz. Avrupalı bir meslektaşımla sohbet ederken bu sözü kullanınca, Kürtçemin bu yayınları anlamaya yeterli olup olmadığını sordu. Değil. Ama bu yayınlar Kürtçe değil ki. Bu gazetelere, TV kanallarına Kürt medyası diyoruz ama aslında genellikle Türkçe yazıp Türkçe yayın yapıyorlar. Ama Kürt gerçekliğini anlatıyorlar; çatışma, çarpışmalar, kültür, Kürtlerin gündelik hayatına dair gerçekler. Yani biz Türkler de okuyabilir, kulak verebilir, dinleyebilir ve bizden uzak tutulan gerçeklikle ilgili bir fikir edinebiliriz. Gerçeklikten kaçacak yer yok, kaçmak…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

How I paid my debt of solidarity for Kurdish media

by Ayse Duzkan Bu makelenin Türkçe versiyonu burada bulunabilir. They call themselves “Free Press Tradition” but we usually call them Kurdish media. When I used this term in a chat with a European colleague, he asked whether my Kurdish is sufficient to understand. It is not. But they are not in Kurdish. We called these newspapers and TV channels Kurdish media yet actually they usually write and broadcast in Turkish but they talk about the Kurdish reality; the conflict, the clashes, the culture, the facts about the everyday life of Kurds. So we Turks can also read, listen, watch and get an…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Fighting for freedom of information on Julian Assange is a long battle for Italian journalist

By Jane Whyatt An Italian journalist faces financial hardship after her Freedom of Information requests for correspondence about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are being subjected to long legal battles. Stefania Maurizi's lawyers at the UK FOIA authority: Philip Coppel and Estelle Dehon of Cornerstone Barristers and Jennifer Robinson of Doughty Street Chambers. Photo: Emilia Butlin Stefania Maurizi is an investigative reporter working for the Italian daily La Republicca and is based in Rome. Using the Freedom of Information laws, she filed a multi-jurisdictional request in Sweden, Britain, Australia and the United States to access the official messages about Assange, who lived in…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

The future of journalism: Why does traditional media still matter?

2019 marked an important year in the world of media. For the first time [1], digital ad spending overtook traditional ad spending and will make more than half of the total media spending in the world. This is a huge sign for the future of journalism because the ad budget is positively correlated to the […] The post The future of journalism: Why does traditional media still matter? appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Turkey: Leading coalition of free expression organisations highlight unprecedented crackdown on freedom of expression in report to UN

More than two years since the attempted coup in 2016 and one year after its state of emergency measures were lifted, the government of Turkey continues its relentless and pervasive crackdown on civic space, media freedom and dissenting voices. Turkey’s human rights record will come under review by the UN through the Universal Period Review (UPR) mechanism in January 2020. Ahead of the review, ARTICLE 19, P24, PEN International, English PEN, Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF), International Press Institute (IPI), Freemuse, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), IFEX and Norsk PEN have made a joint submission to the UPR. “This report…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Deathly silence shields the killer of journalist Lyra McKee

By Jane Whyatt More than one hundred days after investigative reporter Lyra McKee was shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland, no-one has been charged in connection with her death. Lyra McKee at the memorial to Robert Bradford MP. Photo: Excalibur Press On 2. August her book about a terrorist outrage during the civil war known as ”The Troubles” is being published posthumously. Titled Angels with Blue Faces, it’s the result of Lyra McKee’s research over five years into the death in 1981 of South Belfast MP Robert Bradford. He was shot dead by the IRA, together with the caretaker of the community centre…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Spain: UPR submission on threats to freedom of expression

The ECPMF and Article 19  have made a UPR Submission on the situation of freedom of expression in Spain for the 35th Session of the Working Group in January 2020. The submission raises our concerns for freedom of expression in Spain. In particular we raise issues relating to legislative restrictions on freedom of expression and their implementation, including: Insult- “Lèse majesté”- “Insult” of the State, public bodies and State symbols-“Insult” of persons Insulting religious feelings Terrorism offences-Incitement and glorification of terrorism Hate speech Read the entire submission here.…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Call for MediaCAMP Award

Deadline: August 10, 2019   The Internews is organizing MediaCAMP Award within the framework of the Central Asian Media Program (CAMP). Entries must have been published between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019 in media outlets in Central Asia.   The contest has five categories and two rounds: first for each country and then for the region. Journalists […] The post Call for MediaCAMP Award appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Call for the Grant for Cross-Border Research

Deadline: September 29, 2019   From the European Parliament elections to Brexit to the CumEx-Files: all signs point to the continued significance of crossborder journalism to make sense of complex transnational issues. If you are a reporter who wants to dig deeper and collaborate with others to cover relevant European stories that don’t stop at […] The post Call for the Grant for Cross-Border Research appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Call for Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowships

Deadline: August 31, 2019   Print, broadcast and online journalists from developing countries can apply for an annual program that brings journalists to American newsrooms. The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships are aimed at providing fellows with experience in reporting, writing and editing that will enhance future professional performance; transferring knowledge gained during the program to colleagues at home; and fostering ties between […] The post Call for Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowships appeared first on European Youth Press.

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