İsmail Çağlar obtained his B.A. degree from the Sociology Department of the Middle Eastern Technical University in Ankara, and received his MPhil and Ph.D. from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Çağlar is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at İstanbul's Medeniyet University. His areas of research include media-politics relations, social history, modernization, and religion-state relations. Also worked as Media and Communication Research Director at SETA, Mr. Çağlar is currently appointed as the Assistant General Coordinator at SETA-İstanbul.
The crux of this study is to identify and draw attention to the problems journalists, who are devoted to the enlightenment of society, experience, and to offer guidance for protecting the freedom of the press in the future.