In 2009 Mehmet Atakan Foça started journalism as a reporter for a local newspaper. After his internship in Bianet in the summer of 2011, he was the editor of the Refugee TV news site, which was conducted 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. Awarded by Transparency International. Led to translation of Verification Handbook to Turkish. He continues to investigate digital data verification techniques for journalists, data journalism, social media for journalists, and search practices.
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 is currently pursuing 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.
Studied Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University. Currently, he is doing his masters in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. He is the editor-in-chief of a student-led academic journal called Pax et Bellum Journal which is published in cooperation with the department. He gets involved in several translation projects related to his field and aims to contribute to the literature on peace and conflict related issues in Turkish.
He graduated from the Law Faculty of Istanbul University. He is currently pursuing his masters degree in Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University. His academic research interests include constitutionalism and judicial independence.
Studying 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 wants to continue his graduate degrees in areas such as media or sociology.
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.