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This is the agenda for International Press Institute’s first ever virtual World Congress. We have developed an extended programme - starting September 15 through October 13, each Tuesday and Thursday, we’re re-imagining journalism through deep conversations and panels featuring some of the big thinkers and doers in journalism today.

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Wednesday, September 23 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Turkey’s Journalism Outlives the Suppression: Looking Ahead to Turkey’s 2023 Centenary

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Where will Turkey’s quality and investigative journalism be in 2023? What must happen to ensure that journalism is well prepared for a freer future? What are the expectations of students in the journalism departments of Turkish universities and why they are failing to provide them with good quality, practical knowledge?

*Supported by European Commission 

Moderator / Host
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Mark Lowen

Former Turkey Correspondent, BBC
Mark Lowen was the BBC Correspondent in Turkey for five years between 2014 and 2019, before moving to Rome to take up the post of Southern Europe Correspondent. His posting in Turkey coincided with a period of intense turbulence, including terror attacks, the attempted coup, the migrant... Read More →

Speakers
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Nevşin Mengü

Reporter, producer and TV anchor, Diken, Duvar and Deutsche Welle Turkish
Nevşin Mengü has worked in media since 2004 as a reporter, producer and TV anchor. While working in the Middle East, she covered war in Gaza, Lebanon and Afghanistan, and she reported for TRT Türk while based in Iran from 2009 to 2010. She anchored the 6 p.m. news for CNN Türk... Read More →
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Kadri Gürsel

IPI Executive Board member, Chair, IPI Turkey National Committee
Kadri Gürsel was a columnist for the Turkish daily Milliyet from 2007-2015. His writing focuses on foreign policy, international affairs, Turkey’s Kurdish question and Turkey’s evolving political Islam. He joined Milliyet publishing group in 1997 as deputy editor-in-chief of... Read More →
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İpek Yezdani

Freelance Journalist, IPI Turkey National Committee member
İpek Yezdani has worked as an international journalist and covered diplomacy and international news for various national and international media outlets including, Associated Press, BBC, McClatchy News, Daily Hürriyet, Hürriyet Daily News, Daily Milliyet, TRT Turk, and Daily Cumhuriyet... Read More →
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Aylin Sener

Journalism student, Galatasaray University
Aylin Şener graduated from Galatasaray Highschool. She started her bachelor degree at Koç University, currently she studies Communication at Galatasaray University. She worked as an intern at an online news platform ‘T24’. Now, she contributes to fact-checking platform Teyit.org... Read More →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST