Lunch time debate: EU must stop its double standards with Turkey

The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and (EFJ), together with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters sans frontières (RSF), will hold a lunch time debate at the Brussels Press Club on Monday, 15 December at 13:00 to discuss recent developments on press freedom in Turkey and reactions from EU institutions.

Speakers include:

Jean-Paul Marthoz, Committee to Protect Journlaists Europe

Mehmet Koksal, European Federation of Journalists

Johann Bihr, Reporters sans frontières

Marthoz will review the recent positions taken by the EU in relation to Turkey while Koksal will review the recent positions taken by Turkey and the press in Turkish in relation with the EU. Bihr will give a brief overview of the press freedom situation in Turkey with a special focus on imprisoned journalists

The event will be followed by a networking drink. We expect a lot of interest groups will attend this event including: EU press correspondents, journalists, trade unionists, EU policy-makers, NGOs, and members of the wider Brussels diplomatic personnel.

Registration for this event is not required. Just show up and join the debate!

Location: Press Club Brussels Europe Rue Froissart, 95 – 1040 Brussels

Date and time: Monday, 15 December at 13:00


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