Columnist, co-founder of Punto24, Contributing Commentator: The Guardian
Yavuz Baydar is a Turkish journalist, blogger and co-founder of P24, the Platform for Independent Media. He writes regular columns for Süddeutsche Zeitung, and the Arab Weekly, with specific focus on Turkey's domestic and foreign policy issues.
His opinion articles are published in The New York Times, The Guardian, El País, Index on Censorship, Svenska Dagbladet and Utrikespolitiska Magasinet.
In the profession for over 35 years, Baydar has been involved for two decades in the field of press ethics as news ombudsman. He served as president of the Organization of News Ombudsmen (ONO) 2003–2004. and Baydar received The Special Award of the European Press Prize in 2014 for his fight against censorship and defence of professional values in Turkey. He is currently a Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School.