This study elaborates on the non-governmental organizations in Turkey that operate within the broadly defined media field, where a wide variety of organizations, associations, movements and platforms are observed. Focusing on the two most disputed subdomains of the media in Turkey, namely news and information technologies, this descriptive research, at the first level, examines the causes or existence reasons of the NGOs along with their strategies, operations and achievements or failures. Their organizational forms and resources are studied at the second level. Third level of the study investigates their relations with a particular focus on their operational context. It has been found that the socio-political environment in the country or ongoing crises of different sorts, multiply the number of issues, and the existing complications impede mobilization.
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Akin, Altug and Dogu, Burak
"NGOs in Turkey’s Media Field: Causes, Sources and Potentials for Development,"
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Altug Akin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Communication, at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. Among his research interests are media production, journalism and global-international communication, particularly Turkish media experience, in relation to Europe and the Middle East.
Burak Dogu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Izmir University of Economics and a visiting researcher in the Department of Sociology at New York University. His research interests include digital media, alternative journalism, networking and social movements.