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A story of cooperation in the media

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

What is the privilege of bus firms involved in traffic accidents? Readers used to say they could not make sense of this and asked why the names of bus firms involved in the accidents were hidden in news reports after almost every accident.

Comment(s) 9/18/2017

The journalism of Turkey’s July 15 coup attempt

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

Perhaps I should have written this article on the first anniversary of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt. But at that time so many emotional speeches were being delivered and so many sentimental articles were being written that it was difficult to make a cool-headed contribution.

Comment(s) 9/4/2017

The personal interest of a journalist

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

Journalists should always adopt the stance of “first the public interest, then the institution’s interest, then personal interest.” The main function of journalism is to defend the interest of the entire society, the entire public.

Comment(s) 6/6/2017

The referendum and journalism in Turkey

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

The pre-referendum period was particularly informative with regard to the state of journalism in Turkey, with widespread violations of ethical principles and with partisan journalism intertwined with politics.

Comment(s) 4/25/2017

Turkish media and travel to Ukraine

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

Femen, a group made up of women activists, staged a demonstration about eight years ago in front of the Turkish Embassy in Kiev, carrying posters that said, “Ukraine is not a brothel.”

Comment(s) 2/7/2017

Empty columns and Turkish media

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

Every Monday is a new source of sorrow for me. My pieces are printed on daily Hürriyet’s ombudsman’s column section, but daily Cumhuriyet ombudsman Güray Öz’s column has been empty for weeks. Öz has been in prison for the past 92 days along with the other writers and administrators of Cumhuriyet.

Comment(s) 1/31/2017

Ethical questions over the assassination photograph

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

Journalists’ reflexes override fear. While people run away from bullets, journalists deliberately head toward the place where the bullets are coming from.

Comment(s) 12/27/2016

Time for self-criticism in the media on FETÖ

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

How come what has been called the “Service Movement” (Hizmet Hareketi) is now being called the “Fetullahist Terrorist Organization?”

Comment(s) 8/16/2016

While opposing coups

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

Fortunately, the Turkish media has abandoned its love for militarism. The active stance adopted since the July 15 failed coup attempt is proof of this

Comment(s) 7/26/2016

Journalism taken to court in Turkey, again

FARUK BİLDİRİCİ writes:

Should a prosecutor watch a television show into which a case has been opened, including as “evidence” a recording of the show?

Comment(s) 2/23/2016

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