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Can Dündar: arrest, escape and exile.

Can Dündar is a distinguished Turkish journalist with over 40 years of experience writing, editing and making investigative documentaries. After his newspaper published footage in 2015 of Turkish security services channelling arms to Islamist fighters in Syria, he was arrested and spent 92 days in prison on charges of ‘terrorism’. the following year he was hauled back to court on treason charges and while defending himself was the subject of an attempted assassination. The same day he was sentenced to nearly 6 years imprisonment. Having fled to Germany, he now lives in exile, but continues to report on the situation in Turkey. He will address the CIJ conference, giving insights from his life and career on how to continue to hold the powerful to account when not only your journalism, but your freedom and even your life are under threat.
Chaired by CIJ director James Harkin.

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This keynote talk will be streamed live on our Youtube channel.

6 July 2020 – Keynote Lecture

18:00–19:15
Q&A via comments.

Can Dündar

Can Dündar is a Turkish journalist, columnist  and writer. Editor-in-chief of center-left Cumhuriyet newspaper until August 2016, he was arrested in November 2015 after his newspaper published footage showing the State Intelligence MİT sending weapons to Syrian Islamist fighters.

James Harkin

James Harkin is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian.
  • 6 July 2020 18.00–19.15
Location: Live stream on CIJ Youtube channel
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