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
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.