The FMA tries to position itself as a body that can advise, represent and advocate for members with official institutions such as the Directorate of Communications (the body of the Turkish government that deals with media issues), but also municipalities, police, etc.
Our aim is to protect the rights of members and provide assistance in emergency situations. For that goal we cooperate with international and domestic journalist and media organizations.
It is not uncommon in Turkey that certain local media single out some foreign correspondents and characterize them as “enemies” or “spies”. This is often done based on mistaken or untrue data. In such cases, FMA will clarify the facts and challenge statements on misinformation targeting media workers working for foreign outlets and their reporting.
We will also assist our members in copyright and other issues.
What we did in 2019:
Do you encounter problems and difficulties with co-workers, outlets or your boss?
İşvereninizle sorun mu yaşıyorsunuz? Türkçe
Let us know, if an international media outlet, costumer or employer did not treat you correctly or has not followed the ethical journalistic rules.
We will collect the data and might contact the organisation (service for FMA members only), after discussing the issue with the member. Or after receiving legitimate complaints from various people (also non-members) regarding the same organisation we might publish (public) warnings.