The IPS Communication Foundation was established in 1993 with the aim to "realise and support projects in the area of communication and development". The activities of the foundation are carried out upon projects financed by grants and donations provided by local and international resources.
The income of the IPS Communication Foundation Economic Management entirely flows into the foundation.
Who is who in the IPS Communication Foundation?
Ertuğrul Kürkçü (Secretary General)
Nadire Mater: Project Advisor
Ertuğrul Kürkçü: Project Coordinator
Baran Gündoğdu: Administration
Doç.Dr.Sevda Alankuş: Eğitim Danışmanı
Fikret İlkiz: Hukuk Danışmanı
* BİA3- "Journalism for Rights Freedom for Journalists"
Aim: Contribute to the concept of journalism focused on rights to make this concept common place.
Activities in the scope of the project: Bianet news site, Media Monitoring Reports, From the Classroom to the Newsroom program, BİA books
Duration: 2007- 2010
Budget: 747.887 Euro
Supporting institutions: European Union - European Commission Delegation to Turkey, Sweden National Development Agency(SİDA)
* Strengthen Bianet
Aim:Strengthening the bianet news site in terms of contents and financing.
Activities in the scope of the project: Provide training to 120 local journalists in 7 different regions of Turkey related to journalism ethics, writing news and news photography
Budget: 141.200 Euro
Supporting institutions: Press Now
* BİA2: "Freedom of the Media, Independent Journalism, Monitoring and News Network"
Aim:Supporting local media; monitoring violations of freedom of expression, promoting a more frequent and substantial media representation of human, women and children's rights; establishing and developing standards for journalism and a concept of professional ethics.
Activities in the scope of the project: Bianet news site, Media Monitoring Reports, training for the local media and rights organizations, legal assistance for the local media, radio programs prepared to be used by the local media, International Independent Media Forum
Duration: 2003- 2006
Budget: 1.072.200 Euro
European Union Initiative for Human Rights and Democracy, Chrest Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Germany-Istanbul), Swedish Consulate in Istanbul, Embassy of Denmark in Ankara, Women Entrepreneurs of Turkey (KAGİDER), United Nations Population Fund Turkey (UNFPA )
* BIA: Independent Communication Network
Aim: Establishing a national network to follow up and protect press freedom and independent journalism.
Activities: Bianet news site, training for the local media, legal assistance for the local media, radio programs prepared to be used by the local media
Duration: 2001 – 2003
Budget: 564.364,79 Euro
European Union Development Program for Social and Economic Relations between Europe and Mediterranean Countries (MEDA), Heinrich Böll Foundation, Turkey Union of Chambers of Architects and Engineers (TMMOB), Turkish Medical Association (TBB)
* Being a Women in her 20s in the Mediterranean
Women journalists from Turkey, Algeria, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, Egypt, France, Morocco and Palestine set out to describe the life of "a Mediterranean women in her twenties".
On 5/6 February 2007, a project meeting in Barcelona was lead by bianet, babelmed.net based in Rome, the monthly magazine Akfar/Ideas from Barcelona and L'Orient Le Jour. The project was supported by the Anna Lindht Foundation, IEMed (Mediterranean-Europe Institute) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
The meeting was held to inform about the main headings and the format of the project. It included an open session under the topic of "Visibility/invisibility and representation of women in the media". The outcomes of the project were mainly published by bianet, babelmed, Akfar/Ideas and L'Orient Le Jour.
Institutions that supported the IPS Communication Foundation projects from 1997 till present:
Anna Lindht Foundation
European Union - European Commission Delegation to Turkey
European Union Initiative for Human Rights and Democracy
European Union Development Program for Economic and Social Relations between Europe and Mediterranean Countries (MEDA)
United Nations Children's Fund - Turkey (UNICEF)
United Nations Population Fund Turkey (UNFPA )
Embassy of Denmark in Ankara
Heinrich Böll Foundation
Sweden National Development Agency(SİDA)
Consulate of Sweden in Istanbul
Small Hands Pre-School
Mc Cormick Foundation
Turkey Union of Chambers of Architects and Engineers (TMMOB)
Turkish Medical Association (TBB)