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Turkish translation of the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting released

7 August 2017 | PRESS RELEASE


Monday 7 August 2017

The European Journalism Centre announced today the release of Turkish translation of its Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting, a companion handbook to the initial Verification Handbook. The translated version was produced by Teyit.orgd, an independent online media focusing on verifying online and political contents and news. Following the editions in Arabic, Macedonian and Russian, this is the fourth official translation of this companion handbook.

The Turkish version of the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting is now made available via: LINK

Mehmet Atakan Foca, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief says “Improving digital literacy and awareness on false reporting is getting more important. Working against biased news is essential such in a country like Turkey where polarized media and propaganda are extensive. Many users interested in Verification Handbook, it has been downloaded over 20k times. We await that this book will get more interest from users.”

Other translations are made available via the original English edition via this link.

About operates as an online reference portal broadcasting both in Turkish and English and works on scanning, selecting, checking, analysing, archiving and publishing information on questionable/suspicious content particularly during the situations of crisis when there is massive spread of unverified/false information and biased content. Teyit is online with the intent of ensuring that the citizens who use internet as a source of news and non-governmental organizations have access to true information, encouraging people to think critically and to have awareness about accessing true information.


For more information about the Verification Handbook, please contact:

Bianca Lemmens


Tel: +31 43 325 40 30

Verification Handbook
The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.