Established to support independent and ethical journalism and combat self-censorship, the Coalition for Ethical Journalism Turkey (CEJT) has launched “Ethical Journalism” (etikgazetecilik.org) website in Turkish and English.
Launched by the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) and Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) to support independent and ethical journalism and combat self-censorship, the Coalition for Ethical Journalism Turkey (CEJT) has launched its “Ethical Journalism” website in Turkish and English.
The ethical journalism website has also started publishing the articles of experienced journalists. The first articles published on the website in Turkish belong to Çiğdem Toker, who writes on reporting news about corruption, Ercüment Akdeniz, who focuses on reporting news about refugees, and Mehveş Evin, who writes about environmental journalism. The website is also planning to be active on social media platforms.
According to the website, the launch of the CEJT in İstanbul on September 5 marked an unprecedented action of co-operation among supporters of independent journalism and followed initial consultations among groups from Turkey in meetings held in İstanbul and Ankara in April 2018.
After these meetings in two major cities of Turkey, it has been agreed that in the initial period the leadership of the CEJT will be shared by journalists Mustafa Kuleli, Ceren Sozeri and Can Ertuna.