Is There Hope for Journalism in Turkey?
Do I find motivation to continue working as a journalist in Turkey? No, I do not. But, I have to do it. I have no other means. I have no other reason to live really.
Watch below an interview with Murat Çoban about the press freedom violations in Turkey, what can be done to improve the situation of journalists. Learn more about the goals of Platfrom.24.
Turkey has become the biggest prison of journalists in the world with 169 journalists behind bars.
There is a famous saying in Turkey. It used to be that journalists were criminalized. Now the whole profession of journalism itself is criminalized in Turkey.
It all comes to solidarity to journalists. If, we, ourselves, journalists can defend our profession, we can have some hope for the future.
In the video below the Turkish journalist talks about the role of social media in the polarization of societies. The latter was the topic of a panel discussion, hosted by FNF at the 10th edition of the Global Media Forum in Bonn. Find here a separate article about it with inputs from Turkey, Poland, South Africa and Malaysia.
Social media is not the criminal. But it can be a solution. A solution to the very polarization of societies. Even though we see the visual representation of polarization on the social media, it is in fact what is happening in our societies in real life. Why would we blame when it happens on the social?
Freedom of the media in Turkey is nonexistent.
Learn more below about the Global Media Forum 2017 and the role of social media in the polarization of societies.