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Wednesday, September 23

12:00pm CEST

Turkey’s Journalism Outlives the Suppression: Looking Ahead to Turkey’s 2023 Centenary
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
avatar for Mark Lowen

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 →

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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 →
avatar for İpek Yezdani

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
Tuesday, October 6

5:00pm CEST

Newsrooms On The Line: Combatting Online Harassment and Smear Campaigns
Newsrooms are often the first line of defence for journalists targeted with online abuse and smear campaigns, a scourge that threatens not only journalists but also the credibility of the news outlets. In this session, security experts and editors from The New York Times, Politico, PEN America and IPI, will discuss effective strategies implemented by media organisations: From risk assessment of individual cases to audience moderation and strategies to minimise the impact.

In partnership with PEN America.


Moderator / Host
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Javier Luque Martinez

Head of Digital Communications, International Press Institute
Javier Luque Martínez coordinates advocacy and communication on IPI’s digital platforms. He holds a master’s degree in International Journalism from Cardiff University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and psychology. Prior to joining IPI, he worked as a foreign correspondent... Read More →

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Sofia Diogo Mateus

Audience Development Editor, Politico
Sofia Diogo Mateus is POLITICO Europe’s Audience Development Editor. In this role, she is responsible for maximizing the impact of POLITICO journalism by building audiences and engaging with readers.Prior to joining POLITICO, Sofia worked at Deutsche Welle for six and half years... Read More →
avatar for Viktorya Vilk

Viktorya Vilk

Director of digital safety and free expression pro, PEN America
Viktorya Vilk is the program director for digital safety and free expression at PEN America, where she leads initiatives on a range of free expression issues, including developing tools and strategies to empower journalists and newsrooms to defend against online abuse. She has over... Read More →
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Jason Reich

Vice President of Corporate Security, The New York Times Company
As VP of Corporate Security for The New York Times Company, Jason is responsible for the development and enforcement of all safety and security plans for domestic employees and facilities, while serving as the company’s internal expert on all security matters. He joined The Times... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm CEST
Thursday, October 8

3:30pm CEST

Editors Safety Workshop with the ACOS Alliance
Tips, tools and strategies for news editors and managers on a tight budget: a practical workshop focussing on "easy win" safety practices that can be implemented with minimal cost and rapid deployment.

In association with the ACOS Alliance

Closed session. Separate registration required. Limited capacity: 20
Registration is free to all IPI members. To register please email Elisabet Cantenys at elisabet@acosalliance.org.

avatar for Jason Reich

Jason Reich

Vice President of Corporate Security, The New York Times Company
As VP of Corporate Security for The New York Times Company, Jason is responsible for the development and enforcement of all safety and security plans for domestic employees and facilities, while serving as the company’s internal expert on all security matters. He joined The Times... Read More →

Sally Fitton

High Risk Advisor, BBC High Risk Team
As part of its High Risk team, Sally advises and assists BBC staff and contracted freelancers on safety and security across a range of programming including breaking news, investigations and natural history and science documentaries. The BBC High Risk and News Safety team guides the... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CEST
Tuesday, October 13

3:00pm CEST

Building Media Credibility and Trust in Africa
Discussion with investigative journalists on understanding the scope of the challenge for journalism and narrowing on the stories, and building the collaborations, to have impact.

In partnership with Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Media Programme Subsahara Africa).


Note:  Joan Chirwa, founder of the Free Press Initiative Zambia was not able to join the discussion.

Moderator / Host
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Christoph Plate

Director, KAS Media Africa
Christoph Plate is Director of the Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the 1990s he worked as contributing Africa Correspondent for the German Newsmagazine “Der Spiegel”, based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting... Read More →

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Amanyehun R. SiSAY

Executive Editor, Ethiopian Business Review (#EBR Magazine)
Amanyehun R. SiSAY is an expert media and communications specialist and business consultant. He draws a valuable experience of over 15 years in the subject gained through research, training and newsroom practice. In 2011, he founded the Champion Communications and has since been as... Read More →
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Joan Chirwa

Founder, Free Press Initiative Zambia
Joan Chirwa, a journalist with 16 years of experience both in the field and management position, is a self-driven and highly motivated media personality.Born on August 7, 1981, Joan holds a Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from Leicester University in the United Kingdom... Read More →
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Simon Allison

Africa Editor, Mail & Guardian
Simon Allison is the Africa Editor of the Mail & Guardian, and founding editor of The Continent, which won this year's Africa Digital Media Award for Best News Service. He has been a foreign correspondent, focussing on Africa, for a decade. He is on the board of the Foreign Correspondents... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CEST
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