Mehmet Atakan Foça started journalism as a reporter for a local newspaper in 2009. After his internship in Bianet in the summer of 2011, he worked as an editor for the Refugee TV news site, which was launched by Amnesty International Turkey. During the internship in BBC Turkish, London in the summer of 2013, he met with topics such as mobile journalism, digital media and the future of journalism, and headed to this field. He led to the translation of the Verification Handbook to Turkish. Due to works of verification on his Twitter account, Foça was awarded by Transparency International. Foça founded Teyit in 2016 as a non-partisan and independent fact-checking organization. He has been announced as a fellow by Ashoka, the largest social entrepreneurship network in the world.
Studied Global Politics and International Relations at METU and Binghamton University, SUNY. She worked as a reporter for Sol News Portal. She has attended a journalism training by Uğur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation. She was awarded International Fact-Checking Network Fellowship in 2017. Gülin is interested in open data and data journalism. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments.
Graduated from Cumhuriyet University Department of Journalism and Anadolu University Department of Philosophy. He continues his master degree in Gazi University Political Communication Department. He also studied journalism on Uğur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation and writes articles on Ankara in Lavarla.com
Studying Photography and Camera at Anadolu University, Burak is interested in mythology, history and ecology. He has worked as chief editor at Gaia Dergi and content editor at Dusunbil, Libido and Godfather Mag. Burak took part in several UN projects as corporate communications specialist. Also, he create solutions in the fields of graphic design and web design.
She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration at METU. Her academic research interest is sports and politics. During her undergraduate, she participated in PCM (Project Cycle Management) trainings of various institutions. In 2017, she graduated from Sports and Communication Certificate Program at Kadir Has University. She is the co-founder of Sportif Lezbon football team and also volunteers the team’s project coordinator.
He is an ambitious fact-checker and a research assistant at Uppsala University's Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP). He holds a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University and an MSSc degree in Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.
Graduated from Political Science and Public Administration at Ankara University. During summer 2017, he did an internship at a local magazine in Berlin. Alican is interested in modern Turkish history.
He started to work in the field of journalism at Radikal newspaper in 2011. He joined Al Jazeera in 2014 and worked for its Turkish and English language services for five years. His areas of interest and expertise include: digital news media, platform strategies, Internet economy, storytelling techniques on digital platforms. He holds a master’s degree in new media.
An art enthusiast that became a graphic designer. Graduated from Bahçeşehir University, Department of Communication Design. Focused mainly on fictional interface design and motion graphics. Worked on graphic design with companies including international ones. Believer of the idea that strong visual language supports the performance of the final product.
Graduated from Marmara University, Communication Faculty, Department of Journalism, worked in many newspapers and magazines as photo editor; then started to work on film and video techniques. He performed video / photo shootings for several brands and corporations. He has filmed documentaries and "oral history" videos in many cities in Turkey. Currently, works as videographer for new media and digital platforms.
A master’s student at Centre International de Formation Européenne. She did an internship at İletişim Publishing, voluntarily participated in İdebiyat as the editor-in-chief and worked as an editor and translator at the Festival on Wheels. She is a graduate of Ankara State Conservatory and Hacettepe University English Language and Literature. She is interested in theatre and photography.
He is a graduate of METU Political Science and Public Administration. He is working on the relationship between social media and social movements. Interested in literature, cinema and theater
Graduated from METU, the department of sociology. She is interested in cinema and video activism. She has worked in some NGOs voluntarily on the fields of organization and video archive. She would like to make studies on the relation of cinema and reality and documentary.
Graduated from Ankara University, Department of Journalism. She also continues her minor program in Philosophy at the same university. She did an internship at TRT Haber and Star Kıbrıs Media Group. She wants to improve herself in media and politics.
He started to work as a Journalist at Kanal B. He anchored and produced a news program called Guncel between 2008 and 2019. He has also written a number of articles for NewsLabTurkey and Journo. Additionally, he made podcasts for Medyapod Podcast Network. He obtained his Master's Degree from Başkent University, department of Political Sciences and International Relations.
She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Istanbul University. She practiced journalism for over ten years, lastly for diken.com.tr, online outlet. In 2016 she moved to Ankara and started to work for Istanbul Policy Center, Checks and Balances Network project as an editor and analyst. She volunteered for many civil society works and publications; also alumni of Boğaziçi European School of Politics, founding member of Media and Law Studies Association, member of Open Data and Data Journalism Association, editor of genelizleyici.com.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Middle East Technical University, department of sociology. She has worked with several NGOs about human rights. She worked as a peer educator and communication coordinator in Y-PEER Turkey and, an NGO specialized in sexual and reproductive health rights of youth. She was also a board member of Flying Broom Women’s Communication and Research Association. She translated articles on ecology for GAİA magazine monthly.
He graduates from Kadir Has University department of cinema and tv. Worked as a video editor in new media establishments which creates content for the digital networks. Worked as an editing assistant in several documentaries, commercials, and short films.
She graduated from Hacettepe University, department of English Language and Literature. Still studying History of Art as a minor study in the same university. She did internship in Ugur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation. She is interested in analog photography and theatre. She wants to advance in the field of photojournalism and media.
He graduated from Anadolu University Faculty of Economics. His media career started with radio in 2009. He worked at magazines as a writer, at TV shows as a scriptwriter, at the advertisement and video projects as a creative director.