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Journalism, Authoritarianism and Post-Truth Politics: The Medyascope Experience in Turkey

January 28, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Encina Commons Room 123

Since 2012, Turkey has experienced the consolidation of an authoritarian regime under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The president and his close circle have established a direct control over most Turkish newspapers and TV channels. Today, there are only a few media outlets in Turkey, which are not under the direct supervision or patronage of the Erdogan establishment. Medyascope is one of these alternative venues, streaming online with the financial support of its followers. Medyascope covers a wide range of topics, from alternative political and economic news to the news on arts, urban life, environment, children, LGBTQ, and sports.

Ruşen Çakır, a prominent journalist in Turkey and founder of Medyascope, will speak on Turkish media and journalism in the age of authoritarian post-truth politics under the light of the Medyascope experience. 

Comments by:

Djordje Padejski, Associate Director for Post-Fellowship programs at the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program.

Ayca Alemdaroglu, Research Scholar and Associate Director of the Program on Turkey, FSI Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

This event is part of OTES, Ottoman and Turkey Encounters at Stanford.

Event Sponsor: 
JSK Journalism Fellowships, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Mediterranean Studies Forum, CDDRL
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