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  • Status: Ongoing
  • Thematic area: Independent and social media platforms
  • Country: Turkey
  • Year approved:2020

Izlemedeyiz Dernegi (On Watch Association)

  • Name of organisation / initiative supported: Izlemedeyiz Dernegi (On Watch Association)
  • Start date: 1 April 2020
  • End date: 31 March 2022

Initiative summary:

On Watch Association have gained significant reach on social media channels for their political fact-checking work, with hundreds of thousands of followers. In a country where mainstream media is de facto monopolised by the government, and where public debate is infested by conspiracy theories, On Watch is verifying politicians’ statements and acts as a bipartisan watchdog over politicians and institutions. EED support covers operational costs such as staff salaries and technical expenses, allowing them to maintain their independence and to keep producing high-quality work.

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