Turkey’s ''Whatsapp journalism'' destroying press freedom
IPI Turkey’s government departments are increasingly sharing news items with journalists via WhatsApp groups, ready to be “copied and pasted” in the next day’s paper, reported International Press Institute (IPI) website. Media remains under the choke-hold of the Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey which ranked 157 out of 180 countries in April in free speech advocacy group Reporters Without Borders annual report on global press freedom. Around 90 percent of Turkey’s newspaper coverage is pro-government.
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