May 3, World Press Freedom Day e-conference: Information as a Public Good

2021-04-21 04:33

Implemented by the Association of Journalists (GC) and financed by the European Union “Media for Democracy / Democracy for Media Project” (M4D), in collaboration with the İzmir Association of Journalists (İGC) and Journalists' Union of Turkey (TGS) will be hosting “World Press Freedom Day Information as a Public Good” e-conference between 14:00-16:00 (timezone: TRT) on May 3, 2021.

Opening remarks of the event will be made by Chairperson of the Association of Journalists Nazmi Bilgin, Chairperson of the İzmir Association of Journalists Misket Dikmen, Chairperson of the Journalists’ Union of Turkey Gökhan Durmuş and President of the European Journalists’ Association of Paolo Magagnotti..

European Parliament Turkey Rapporteur Nacho Sánchez Amor will be guest of honour and keynote speaker of the event.

M4D Project Senior Policy Expert Kenan Şener will be presenting the project’s Media Monitoring Report for the first quarter of 2021 while İGC and TGS will discuss the activities they have carried out in this period.

Journalist Sedat Bozkurt will be moderating a roundtable discussion titled “Journalism and legal protection; is it possible?” with the participation of journalists Barış Terkoğlu, Müyesser Yıldız, and Co-Chairperson of the Media and Law Studies Association lawyer Veysel Ok.

You may attend the online event via computer or smartphone. In order to attend the event, please register via the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. In order to attend the event, please click on the invitation you have received and download the Zoom application to your computer or smartphone.

If you are not automatically referred to session, please manually enter Meeting ID: 96307714150 in the box that appears to attend the event.


-Simultaneous interpretation will be provided throughout the conference.
-For further questions and additional information please email [email protected]


May 3, World Press Freedom Day: Information as a public good

14:00 – 14:25 Opening remarks

  • Nazmi Bilgin, Chairperson, Association of Journalists (GC)
  • Misket Dikmen, Chairperson, İzmir Association of Journalists (İGC)
  • Gökhan Durmuş, Chairperson, Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS)
  • Paolo Magagnotti, President, European Journalists' Association

Moderator: Yusuf Kanlı, Vice Chairperson of GC, Director of M4D Project

14:25-14:40    Guest of Honour and Keynote speaker

•      Nacho Sanchez Amor, European Parliament Turkey Rapporteur

“Norms and values of the European Union, Turkey and the road to be walked”

14:40 – 14:50

Kenan Şener, M4D Project Senior Policy Expert, Presentation on M4D Project's Media Monitoring Report of the First Quarter


Roundtable: Journalism and legal protection; is it possible?


•      Müyesser Yıldız, Journalist 

•      Barış Terkoğlu, Journalist 

•      Veysel Ok, Co-Chair of Media and Law Association

Moderator: Sedat Bozkurt

15:55 – Closure

•      Nazmi Bilgin