Turkey’s failed coup: implications for journalists, unionists and human rights activists

The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ-IFJ) invite you for a press briefing on “Turkey’s failed coup: implications for journalists, unionists and human rights activists”, with Sanar Yurdatapan, Initiative for Freedom of Expression-Turkey and moderated by Mehmet Koksal (EFJ-IFJ). It will take place on Monday 12 September from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Press Club Brussels, 95 rue Froissard, in Brussels. Şanar Yurdatapan is a composer and human rights activist. Born in Susurluk (Turkey) in 1941, he became well-known as a composer and song-writer during the 1970s.  In 1979, he established DEMAR (Democratic Artists Community).  Following the military coup of 1980, he left…

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

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) together with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters sans frontières (RSF) will hold a lunch time debate at the Brussels Press Club on Tuesday, 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…