Baybars Örsek

Baybars Orsek is the director of the International Fact-Checking Network and international programming at the Poynter Institute.

Before joining the International Fact-Checking Network; Orsek founded Turkey’s first and only political fact-checking project Dogruluk Payi (Share of Truth) in 2014 and Turkey's open data platform Veri Kaynagi (Data Source), as the founding chairman of Turkey’s leading media non-profit Izlemedeyiz (On Watch). 

Orsek organized the Global Fact 6 in Cape Town in 2019 and the first-ever and the largest virtual Global Fact in 2020 amid the pandemic. His work has been featured by international outlets such as but not limited to; New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Der Spiegel, BBC, and Voice of America.