April 24, 2017

Turkey: The referendum and the media



On The Listening Post this week: Turks vote "Yes" to expand presidential powers: we assess the role the media played in the outcome. Plus, the dilemma of inclusion: covering the far-right.

Turkey's referendum: Did voters receive balanced coverage?

Of Presidents, Plebiscites and Populism. Turkey’s constitutional referendum - if implemented - will grant President Erdogan sweeping powers. What role did the media play in the "Yes" campaign - and what does the vote mean for Turkey's democracy?

Contributors: Gulseren Adakli, media scholar | Fatih Polat, editor-in-chief, Evrensel | Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent, Buzzfeed News | Mustafa Karoglu, columnist, Star Daily

Al Jazeera

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