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Foreign Policy Centre

Ideas for a fairer world


Press and Media Freedom in Turkey

Date: Wednesday 17th April 2013

Time: 6pm-7.30pm

Venue: Committee Room 12, House of Commons


  • Ugur Dündar, Senior Turkish Journalist
  • Rt Hon Ann Clywd MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group
  • Benjamin Ward, Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia, Human Rights Watch

Chair: Deniz Ugur, Project Manager- Turkey, Foreign Policy Centre

Closing Remarks: Prof Büsra Ersanli, Marmara University

This FPC event will enable a broad discussion of some of the key media issues in Turkey today. The debate will explore the arrest and imprisonment of journalists, political pressure on media outlets and the companies that own them, media regulation, and the continuing challenges for Kurdish media. It will also look at current attempts at reform which impact on media freedom, such as the proposed fourth judicial package and attempts at constitutional change.

Due to high demand this event is now full.

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