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MOM Team

The MOM project was conducted by a team of Bianet, Reporters Without Borders and other partners:


Nadire Mater, Director - Bianet

Evren Gönül, Coordinator – Bianet

Elif İnce, Researcher – MOM

Burcu Karakaş, Researcher – MOM


Reporters Without Borders:

Olaf Steenfadt, Head of Project MOM

Lisa Kretschmer, Project Manager MOM

Dilay Yalçın, Project Manager MOM Turkey


Burak Dirihan, Işıl Eliçin, Özlem Dalkıran - Translators 

Ali Seçkin Karayol, Web Integration & Infographics


Nihan Güneli, Legal Context



IPS Communication Foundation was founded in 1993 with the aim to realize projects in the fields of communication and development. Since the year 2000, under the roof of Bağımsız İletişim Ağı (BIA - Independent Communication Network), the foundation has been producing daily news stories on, organizing workshops for journalists and communication students, publishing books on basic journalism, monthly reports on "violence inflicted by men" and quarterly reports freedom of expression.

As an independent media from Turkey, bianet says "Another communication/media is possible" through its peace journalism perspective and rights-oriented journalism practice; produces daily news stories in Turkish, English and Kurdish under one main website and five sub-websites (BiaMag, Woman and LGBTI, Child, English and Kurdish). 

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (Reporter Sans Frontières, RSF) was founded in Montpellier (France) in 1985 by four journalists. It is is registered in France as a non-profit organization and has consultant status at the United Nations and UNESCO. RSF advocates for media freedom, supports independent media and protects endangered journalists worldwide. Its missions are

♦ To continuously monitor attacks on freedom of information worldwide;

♦ To denounce any such attacks in the media;

♦ To act in cooperation with governments to fight censorship and laws aimed at restricting freedom of information;

♦ To morally and financially assist persecuted journalists, as well as their families.

♦ To offer material assistance to war correspondents in order to enhance their safety.

Since 1994, the German section is active in Berlin. Although the German section works closely with the International Secretariat in Paris to research and evaluate media freedom worldwide, it is organizationally and financially independent. In that role, it has applied for a grant at the federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development – in order to finance the Media Ownership Monitor project.

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