Press Freedom

MLSA to hold annual “World Press Freedom Day” panel on May 3

Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) will host its annual World Press Freedom Day panel in collaboration with the German Consulate General on Monday, May 3 at 7 PM (GMT +3). The panel will be moderated by journalist Banu Güven and held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Panelists The Economist Turkey correspondent Piotr Zalewski, Duvar English Editor-in-Chief Cansu Çamlıbel and DW Turkey correspondent Julia Hahn will discuss challenges of reporting at a time of struggling democracies. Panelists will elaborate on whether it is possible to practice journalism in environments that oppress free speech.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Die Welt Senior Foreign Policy Editor Daniel-Dylan Böhmer, while Consul General Johannes Regenbrecht and MLSA Co-Director lawyer Veysel Ok will make the opening remarks. 

Please register here.