Turkey and the Media

The protests in Turkey have put the role of the media in Turkey into the spotlight. BBC World Service has suspended its partnership with NTV and the government has been criticizing social media’s role.

Over to You explores the media and Turkey, with the help of Behrouz Afagh, head of the World Service Asia and Pacific region, the social media expert Mark Little of Storyful, and from Istanbul writer Emre Mirza. What does the upsurge in Twitter activity and the government’s reaction to social media have to say about the wider impact of media in such protests?

(Image: A Turkish protestor uses Facebook, Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sun 23 Jun 2013 10:50 GMT