Mumay, Bülent

Online Chefredakteur,
Cumhuriyet,
Turkey

 

 

Turkish journalist Bülent Mumay worked at the most influential daily Hürriyet for 19 years. Started to work as a copy editor in Hürriyet daily between 1997 and 2000. Employed from 2000 to 2002 as an editor in the ntvmsnbc.com news portal, he was called back to Hürriyet again and worked as an editor until 2005. Then, he became the managing editor of international editions and was in charge of US and German versions of Hürriyet. He worked as the deputy editor-in-chief in the leading left-liberal newspaper Radikal for two years, between 2010 and 2012. During the convergence process in Hürriyet, he became the editor-in-chief of Hurriyet.com. Between 2012-2015 he was a member of the executive committee of Hürriyet Group, as Digital Media Group Coordinator.

Bülent Mumay has been named as the winner of the 2013 Human Rights Award, the South and East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI) for his “human rights-oriented editorial approach despite pressures during Gezi protests.” He has been named as “the young leader of Turkey” in 2014 by British Foreign Commonwealth Office. Mumay is INMA’s Director of the European Board until 2018. He gave lectures in Turke about digital journalism. He has been arrested after the military coup in Turkey. Released after a couple of days. Nowadays he is the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet Daily’s online edition. And writing regular columns for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Turkey Uncensored project of WDR.

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