In 2013 the Ethical Journalism Network commissioned a report – Censorship in the Park – to give voice to concerns in over self-censorship and threats to independent journalism in Turkey during and after the sweeping anti-government protests which began in Istanbul’s Gezi Park in the summer of 2013.

Turkish Media Trapped by Politics and Corruption

In 2017, the EJN will reach out to young people – students and those aspiring to practice independent and ethical journalism in an increasingly precarious political and professional environment. A series of workshops in Istanbul and Ankara will provide tips and support for young journalists in a country where political pressure on journalists has increased since the attempted coup last year and where self-censorship is present across the whole media landscape.