Press Releases

TRT World launches its Fellowship Program




TRT World is launching a new Fellowship Program this summer, geared towards undergraduates and recent graduates in relevant fields, such
as the News, Programs, Digital and Vision departments. 

The Fellowship will last three months (5th June – 1st September 2017) and will involve 15 talents including junior journalists and recent graduates who are interested in the opportunity of producing balanced news with a humanitarian focus. 

The direct focus of this Fellowship Program is to reach young talents who want to get familiar with the perspective of TRT World, keep up with changes in the media industry and improve their understanding of Turkish culture. 

Ibrahim Eren, Chairman of TRT World stated that the Fellowship Program is intended to benefit those who aim to start a career in journalism. Eren said: “Fellows will perform meaningful, serious work that furthers their professional development. In return, TRT World will benefit not only from the contributions made by the Fellows to the day-to- day work of journalism, but also from the fresh perspectives from across the globe that the Fellows will bring to the table”. 

The Application period will start on the 7th of April 2017 and can be submitted at until the 30th of May 2017.  We have a rolling admission policy. 


TRT World’s special round table to be broadcast on International Women’s Day




On 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day, TRT World will broadcast and showcase special coverage called: Women on War – Reporting from the Front Line.  

A 26-minute special round-table discussion hosted by Stavroula Logothettis, featuring TRT World’s Zeina Awad and Nicole Johnston, independent journalist and former Al Jazeera correspondent Sue Turton, CNN’s Arwa Damon and Shelly Kittleson from Al Monitor. There are also Q&A’s and one on one interviews with the 5 participants. 

Reporting from a war zone is hard for anyone but female correspondents on the front line face unique challenges. On International Women’s Day, TRT World brings you five veteran journalists with extensive experience in conflict zones, to share their stories behind the stories. How does gender impact their ability to gather news? How do TV networks treat women in the field? And what are the personal costs associated with covering war? All that and more…

The special coverage of Women on War – Reporting from the Front Line can be found at 

“Women on War - Reporting from the Front Line”
Programme length: 26 minutes
Broadcast: March 8 at 15:30 GMT


Turkey’s first English language international news platform - TRT WORLD - expands its satellite distribution 




TRT World, which has been broadcasting for over a year, continues to expand its global reach.

TRT announced today that it has signed a new agreement to launch its international news platform “TRT World” on 10 additional satellites and expand its reach and viewership. This multi-year agreement was signed with Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, and Turksat, Turkey's first and unique satellite operator.

TRT WORLD will be able to be viewed all over the world in new territories (190 countries in total) via TURKSAT and 10 additional major broadcast satellites operating across Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, Australia and America. This expanded reach has already begun and will be completed in the coming months.

As a strategic partner to TRT World, Turksat has been working extensively with Globecast to provide the technical broadcast solutions needed to achieve this expanded global delivery. Globecast is providing worldwide connectivity and uplink distribution services using its unique reach to access the 10 satellites.

Director General of TRT Şenol Göka states that he is proud of signing an important project with Globecast and TURKSAT. Göka states: “As TRT World, we keep growing and making new international broadcast agreements. With this deal, TRT WORLD’s reporting-from-the-field approach to creating news that focuses on the humanitarian aspect of the stories, will be available in 190 countries. TRT World will continue to bring a new perspective to international news broadcasting to an expanded global audience.”

General Director of TURKSAT Cenk Şen says “Turkey’s first and only international satellite operator Turksat, is proud to play an important role in TRT World’s satellite agreements with Globecast. With this agreement, TRT World will strengthen its position across the globe. As Turksat, we are proud that this agreement, where we shared our experience within a global level, benefits both TRT World and Turkey.”

Giorgio Giacomini, Managing Director MENA at Globecast, said, “We are very pleased to be involved in a project of this scale and ambition. This agreement involves global connectivity requirements and expertise that only players such as Globecast can provide. We admire TRT World’s ambition and what it wants to achieve in the market. This project has been possible by working in close cooperation with TRT World and Turksat.”


About TRT World

TRT World is a unique international news platform headquartered in Istanbul, with four newsrooms located around the world.

TRT World is a news platform that makes an important contribution to showing the human perspective of news in its broadcasts in order to create a positive change in the world. By working with talented journalists who has experience in working for prestigious international news channels, TRT World champions the values of journalistic excellence and objectivity that a global audience expects. Reading, listening to or watching the news is not the end of the line for TRT World's audience. TRT World aims to get a response from our viewers through the emerging use of digital technologies. TRT World opens the lines and invites everyone to be a part of shaping the story, to inspire and contribute to making a difference in the world we live in.

Addres:     Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cad. No:83, 34340 Ortaköy, İstanbul, Türkiye

Phone:      +90 212 326 30 00


About Türksat

Türksat Uydu Haberleşme Kablo TV ve İşletme A.Ş. (Turksat) is one of the world's leading companies providing all sorts of satellite communications through the satellites of Türksat as well as the other satellites. Providing services for voice, data, internet, TV, and radio broadcasting through the satellites across a wide area extending from Europe to Asia, Türksat is able to provide flexible solutions aimed at customers' needs in regions where no terrestrial infrastructure is available. Bringing different languages and cultures together by means of its global solutions in satellite communications, Türksat provides cable broadcasting services as well for its domestic subscribers through its existing cable infrastructure. Furthermore, Türksat operates the e-Government Portal within the scope of its information services and conducts projects for the provision of public services electronically.

About Globecast

Globecast opens up global opportunities in broadcasting by making content distribution and management simple. Part of the Orange group, Globecast delivers tailored content management and delivery solutions to meet the needs of markets all over the world. For channels, Globecast provides media management and playout solutions as well as global content delivery via fibre, satellite, and IP. Through its fleet of SNG vehicles and production partners, the company also provides coverage of news, sports, and special events around the globe. Globecast has capacity on all the world’s major broadcast satellites, a three-continent proprietary fibre network and state-of-the-art facilities in the world’s biggest media hubs. Finally, Globecast has a content aggregation and distribution team that helps secure distribution on leading pay-TV platforms. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia, Globecast offers simplicity, flexibility, and knowledge to the world’s leading broadcasters.