Doğan Yayın Holding companies not only design their own social responsibility projects, but also support the promotion of other projects in the fields of education, health, culture, arts and environment.
United for Van
As part of the "United for Van" project, which was initiated by Kanal D in cooperation with Kızılay (Turkish Red Crescent) in order to help earthquake victims after the disaster in Van in 2011, a joint broadcast was made by 12 television channels and three radio channels including Radyo D. During the campaign, in which many celebrities also made appeals, a record breaking amount of TRY 62 million was raised.
Solidarity Campaign for Earthquake Victims in Van by Yaysat
Immediately after the Van earthquake that had a magnitude of 7.2 on October 23, 2011, Yaysat mobilized its Turkey-wide wide network and fleet together with its employees, 207 dealers and 165 transporters in order to transport aid supplies to the then homeless and jobless people in the area. Yaysat also offered logistics support to Doğan Group for the supplies they wanted to have delivered to the area.
After receiving information from the Disaster Management Center with regard to the villages that had not yet been helped after the earthquake, the coordination committee organized by Yaysat, personally delivered aid supplies to approximately 2,000 families living in 48 villages/neighborhoods. During the relief work which lasted until October 30, 779 relief supply kits totaling nine tons were distributed.
Kanal D, the Communications Sponsor of TEGV
Kanal D has supported the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) with news programs since its establishment; since 2003, it has assumed the corporate communications sponsorship of TEGV.
Since 2000, every year on April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children's Day, the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) organizes telethons - fundraising events broadcasted live - with the support of national TV channels. Kanal D assumed the communications sponsorship of the Foundation in 2003 and managed to turn these campaigns into prominent events.
Finally, during a Telemarathon on June 22, 2011, support was provided for the education of 50,000 children with approximately TRY 3 million in donation pledges.
Support for the İKSV Festivals
Since 1999, Radikal Newspaper has been among the sponsors of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), one of the most important cultural institutions in Istanbul. The newspaper supports jazz, music, theater and all other festivals as well as the Biennial organized by the Foundation.
Also, Hürriyet, Dream TV, Kanal D and CNN TÜRK with magazines of DB such as Tempo, Elle, Hello! and Istanbul Life continued their support to the activities organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts in 2011.
Undertaken by the Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) since 2004, the "Street Lamp" project focuses on the problems of children who are working on the streets and endeavors to reintroduce them to social life. The TOG project was realized by Maison Française magazine, Trump Towers and Mudo Concept in order to support the activities of the Community Volunteers Foundation and raise funds for the "Street Lamp" project.
Aiming to support, promote and create public awareness about the activities of the Community Volunteers Foundation, within the scope of the project, 12 prominent figures from the field of arts, sports, media and the business world came together with 12 prominent architects in Turkey and decorated flats in Trump Towers with the collections of Mudo Concept. The flats were displayed as an exhibition and TRY 141,870 was raised for street children.
Stars of Istanbul
Doğan Burda was the media sponsor for the outdoor exhibition "Stars of Istanbul". Organized in collaboration with UNICEF Turkey, this wide-scale exhibition helped to raise the necessary funds for 90,000 children between the ages of nine and 14, who were out of school education, to catch up with their peers and to raise public awareness on this issue.
Maison Française magazine also commissioned artist Hayat Aslı Bilgin to design a star for the most extensive urban art and social responsibility project realized in Turkey to date. Furthermore, Capital, Istanbul Life, Elle Decoration and Atlas magazines participated with stars in the exhibition while all DB magazines provided media support.
In response to the fact that in 2011 every six minutes a child in Somalia was dying, the United Nations declared the country as an area of famine and UNICEF started a worldwide appeal. Doğan Burda magazines published its advertisements free of charge in Turkey.
Support by Popular TV Series
Campaigns by Radyo D
Kanal D continued to support the promotion of the Spinal Cord Paralytics Association of Turkey through special projects and strip advertising during the TV series "Yaprak Dökümü", one of the most popular series on TV.
Radyo D continued its campaign to raise public awareness about forest fires during summertime with the slogan "We Love and Protect our Forests against Fire" in 2011. Radyo D reminded people to avoid throwing cigarette butts in forested areas, to put out picnic fires and to contact the fire emergency helpline Alo 177 in case of a fire.
Radyo D also realized a campaign to raise awareness about drinking water from glass bottles for a healthier and cleaner world. They encouraged water brands to offer glass bottles of alternative sizes with the slogan "We Care about our Health and we Drink our Water from Glass Bottles".
Radyo D Stands by the Turkish Heart Association
Organized annually by the Turkish Heart Association, "Heart Week" was also held with the collaboration of Radyo D in 2011. Radyo D supported and broadcasted announcements about public conferences during the 23rd "Heart Week", and was among the supporters of the Association at the Turkish Heart Association Traditional Tennis Tournament organized in conjunction with the 12th World Heart Day.
Radyo D and Art
Radyo D was one of the sponsors of the 14th International Rendez-Vous Istanbul Film Festival organized by the Turkish Foundation of Cinema and Audio-visual Culture (TÜRSAK), which presented striking examples of independent cinema.
The 1st Photography Artist Awards were held at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall with the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Radyo D. Successful photographers were awarded in two categories, professional and amateur. The jury comprised of photo journalist Coşkun Aral, photographer İzzet Keribar, artist Arif Sağ, photographer Nihat Odabaşı and businessman Ali Şen. The honorary award was rewarded to Semiha Es, the first female war photo journalist in Turkey.
Radio D supported the 11th International Alanya Tourism and Art Festival organized by Alanya Municipality.
Radyo D and Sports
Radyo D sponsored the "Prime Minister's Cup" organized by the Turkish Equestrian Federation and the "Two Nations Cup" that received widespread acclaim from the European basketball community in bringing Turkey and Greece together.
Environmentalist CNN TÜRK
CNN TÜRK broadcasts a program titled "Güven İslamoğlu ile Yeşil Doğa" (Green Nature with Güven İslamoğlu) to raise awareness for a clean environment. The program displays environmental problems from different parts of Turkey. Broadcasted for over a year every Saturday, "Yeşil Doğa" was awarded the European Solar Prize by EUROSOLAR (The European Association for Renewable Energy), also known as the Environmental Nobel prize in Europe.
From Atlas Magazine
Published to raise awareness about the preservation of historic heritage and the environment, Atlas Magazine organized several events for its readers in 2011. Calling on its readers to protect both Istanbul and nature, the magazine also supported other similar events. Atlas organized excursions for its readers to Karagöl in İzmir, Gökçeada, Beyşehir in Ankara and Ayder Mountain in Rize.