Kansu Ekin Tanca


Head of Education, Teyit

Kansu Ekin Tanca (she/her) is the Head of Education at Teyit, an independent fact-checking organization in Turkey. She is responsible for the planning and implementation of Teyit’s educational initiatives and communication with stakeholders. She is the editor of #teyitpedia, Teyit’s column, where recent discussions on fact-checking and critical digital literacy are published. Her master’s degree is from Centre International de Formation Européenne where she studied rights-based approaches to children’s digital literacy. She was awarded the Digital Europe Fellow (2021) by the Schwarzkopf Foundation and Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and worked on digital citizenship and youth participation online. During her fellowship, she developed diversity-oriented workshops for youth and conducted her project titled “A path to digital citizenship.” She is the co-founder of and peer-educator at Understanding Europe Turkey, an educational network dedicated to democratic citizenship education by and for young people. In addition, she volunteers as the editorial assistant for the Journal of Media Literacy Education.