IPI Press Freedom Podcasts
(with Agnes Callamard) Details of the murder investigation of Jamal Khashoggi

(with Agnes Callamard) Details of the murder investigation of Jamal Khashoggi

October 13, 2020

Host: Cansu Çamlıbel | Guest: Agnès Callamard

In this seventh episode, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Agnès Callamard, United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, discussed the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was brutally murdered two years ago at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The murder sparked a massive international outcry even as justice remains out of reach.

In this episode, Callamard explained her investigation process in detail. She said that responsibility for the killing lay not just with those who carried it out, but with those who organized and ordered it.

Topics covered in the podcast include:

  • The investigation process into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
  • The real perpetrators who gave the order and details of her report
  • The U.S. involvement in the investigation
  • The journalistic aspect of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
  • The message sent to the international community and authoritarian regimes
(with Sergey Lagodinsky) The EU-Turkey relations and Turkey’s freedom of expression crisis

(with Sergey Lagodinsky) The EU-Turkey relations and Turkey’s freedom of expression crisis

October 13, 2020

Host: Cansu Çamlıbel | Guest: Sergey Lagodisnky

In this sixth episode, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest Sergey Lagodinsky, member of the EU Parliament (Greens/EFA) and the chairman of the delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs, discussed the state of media and freedom of expression crisis in Turkey.

In this episode, Lagodinsky shares his experience as the chair of the Joint Committee and what should be done to improve the relationship. He explains how this partnership would be beneficial for both parties and move Turkey forward in terms of freedoms of expression and the press. And how 2018 German Social Media Law became dangerous and influenced many authoritarian governments.

Topics covered in the podcast include:

  • What does the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee do?
  • Highs and lows of the debates between Turkey and the EU and its importance
  • The differences between the Turkish and the German Social Media Laws in its own political context
  • Lagondisky’s experience in courtrooms of Turkey
  • The future of the EU and Turkey’s relations and what we should expect
(with Beata Balogová and Pavla Holcová) Aftermath of the Ján Kuciak verdict

(with Beata Balogová and Pavla Holcová) Aftermath of the Ján Kuciak verdict

October 7, 2020

A court in Slovakia acquitted the alleged mastermind in the 2018 murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová. Where does the fight for justice go from here? Beata Balogová, editor-in-chief of the Slovak daily SME, and Pavla Holcová of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) offer their reactions and analysis.

(with Yaman Akdeniz) Turkey’s new social media law and its consequences

(with Yaman Akdeniz) Turkey’s new social media law and its consequences

September 9, 2020

Host: Cansu Çamlıbel | GuestYaman Akdeniz

In this fifth episode, host Çamlıbel and her guest Yaman Akdeniz, a prominent Turkish academic and cyber-rights expert, discuss Turkey’s controversial new social media regulations. The new social media law passed in July 2020 places huge liability and legal responsibility on social media platforms and is widely seen as a new tool for the Erdoğan government’s regime to censor content online and put freedom of expression and journalism at great risk.

Topics covered in the podcast include:

  • General assessment on what the new social media law means for journalists, activists and other members of the society as social media users
  • Great legal and social liability that the law puts on big tech companies
  • Possible outcomes for social media platforms and what to expect from them as a response
  • The criteria and standard procedure for big tech companies such as Twitter to answer the blocking demands from countries
  • Difference between Germany’s social media law and its newly Turkish version
  • The consequences for independent news media if social media networks comply with the regulation
  • How would this law affect the government and its supporters, who heavily use social media and make good use out of it
(Ceren Sözeri) Türkiye’de kadına şiddeti haberleştirmede medya dili ve önemi

(Ceren Sözeri) Türkiye’de kadına şiddeti haberleştirmede medya dili ve önemi

August 17, 2020

Host: Cansu Çamlıbel | Konuk: Ceren Sözeri

Türkiye’de medya ve artık daha çok da sosyal medya, hayatın her alanında dilin yeniden üretildiği ve sosyal medya ekosisteminde üretilen bu dil üzerinden toplumsal uzlaşma ya da kutuplaşmaların mümkün olabildiği yegane ortam.

Özgür Sohbetler'in dördüncü bölümünde, Çamlıbel ve Sözeri, Türkiye’nin son iki aydır yoğunlukla tartıştığı ve kadınları sokağa döken İstanbul Sözleşmesi’nin kaldırılması tartışmasını; kadına şiddet, aile içi ve ev içi şiddet konularıyla beraber medyanın rolü üzerinden tartışıyor.

Sohbette değinilen konu başlıklarından bazıları şöyle:

  • Kadına şiddetin haberleşmesinde ve belgelenmesinde medyanın yeri,
  • Medyadan ev içi şiddeti haberleştirirken nasıl bir kullanılmasının beklendiği,
  • Şiddete uğrayan kişinin kimliğinin, olayın detaylarının paylaşılıp paylaşılmaması üzerinden gazeteciliğin etik soruları,
  • Şiddetin kullanılan dille normalleştirilmesi ve tık alma amacıyla hareket eden medya dili,
  • Kullanılan dil ile cezasızlığın normalleştirilmesi ve haberin cinayete/şiddete yol gösterici veya cesaretlendirici olması.
(Emre Kızılkaya) Medya ekosisteminde büyük teknoloji firmalarının rolü

(Emre Kızılkaya) Medya ekosisteminde büyük teknoloji firmalarının rolü

July 10, 2020

Host: Cansu Çamlıbel | KonukEmre Kızılkaya

Özgür Sohbetler'in üçüncü bölümündeÇamlıbel ve Kızılkaya, özellikle Google’ın Türkiye’deki hükümet yanlısı medyayı desteklemedeki rolünü, Google reklamlarını ve arama motoru sonuçlarını yönlendiren algoritmalar üzerine bir sohbet gerçekleştiriyor. Kızılkaya’nın Google’ın izlediği Türkiye politikası üzerine araştırmalarına dayanan sohbette değinilen konu başlıklarından bazıları şöyle:

  • Türkiye’de halkın habere erişiminde televizyondan sonra ikinci kaynak olarak dijital platformlar
  • Büyük teknoloji şirketlerinin ve özellikle Google’ın Türkiye’nin medya ekosistemindeki rolü ve pozisyonu
  • Arama motoru Google’un Türkiye’de kendi evrensel kriterlerine ters düşen, nefret söylemi ve şiddete teşvik edici dil kullanan medya kanallarını ve içerikleri arama sonuçlarında önceliklendirmesi
  • Sabah, Hürriyet, Yeni Akit gibi hükümet yanlısı haber kanallarının Arama Motoru Optimizasyonu (İng: SEO), Blackhead SEO ve anahtar sözcükler ile Google algoritmalarını manipülasyonu
  • Google’ın uluslararası ilkelerini farklı ülkelerde uygulamada çifte standardı
(with Emre Kızılkaya) The role of big tech in Turkey’s news ecosystem

(with Emre Kızılkaya) The role of big tech in Turkey’s news ecosystem

July 8, 2020

Host: Cansu Çamlıbel | GuestEmre Kızılkaya

In this second episode, Çamlıbel and Kızılkaya dive in particular into the role of Google in supporting pro-government media in Turkey via Google ads and search algorithms. The episode touches on key aspects on Google's policy in Turkey as seen through Kızılkaya's research including:

  • The role and importance of big tech companies for Turkish readers’ access to the news
  • Google’s role in today’s news ecosystem and passive support in the spread of hate speech and disinformation in Turkey
  • Google’s varying implementation in different countries of its international standards (e.g., Infowars in the U.S. vs. disinformation sites in Turkey)
  • Why pro-govt media companies are Google’s biggest customers in Turkey
  • Google’s problematic algorithm in Turkish
(with Kadri Gürsel) Why press freedom matters to everyone – not just journalists

(with Kadri Gürsel) Why press freedom matters to everyone – not just journalists

June 24, 2020

Host: Cansu Çamlıbel | GuestKadri Gürsel

The International Press Institute (IPI) proudly launches the new podcast series "IPI Freedom Dialogues Turkey", a platform for timely, vital conversations on press freedom, freedom of expression and the future of quality journalism. You’ll get the inside story from some of Turkey’s most trusted editors, journalists and relevant experts as they analyse and shed light on key journalism-related issues in Turkey for both local and international audiences. Episodes will be available in both English and Turkish.

In this first episode the host, Cansu Çamlıbel interviews Kadri Gürsel, IPI National Committee Chair and IPI Board member and touch on key aspects of Turkey’s ongoing crackdown on independent journalism including:

  • The growing trend of jailing journalists,
  • The 2013 Gezi Park protests as a turning point of the positive perception on the ruling party AKP into negative,
  • The symbolic case of Kurdish journalist Nedim Türfent,
  • The thin line between journalism and activism.

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