The Mapping Digital Media: Turkey report, the latest of the 60-country research and advocacy project series of Open Society Foundations Media Program, was just published. A total of 23 country reports have been published as part of this project. Turkey report can be accessed here.
The Mapping Digital Media project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries, the project examines how these changes affect the core democratic service that any media system should provide: news about political, economic, and social affairs.
Mappping Digital Media: Turkey, authored by the lead reporter Asli Tunc, Professor and Head of Media School at Istanbul Bilgi University and the reporter Vehbi Gorgulu, calls for a host of measures aimed at depoliticizing the policy process with respect to digitization, strengthening legislative protections against digital censorship, and enhancing the transparency and accountability of regulatory institutions.
The Media Program of the Open Society Foundation has seen how changes and continuity affect the media in different places, redefining the way they can operate sustainably while staying true to values of pluralism and diversity, transparency and accountability, editorial independence, freedom of expression and information, public service, and high professional standards.
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