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Oct
24
2016

MENA Monday. Amberin Zaman. “Turkish Media and the State”

When: Monday, October 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room, #201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: Lexy Gore   847.467.5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Description: There are more journalists jailed in Turkey than anywhere else in the world. Dozens of media outlets have shuttered under emergency powers assumed by the government in the wake of the failed coup attempt, leaving the Turkish public to rely solely on pro-government news organizations for their information. This talk examines the current state of affairs in Turkey's media landscape and argues that the lack of a free press not only conceals, but also accelerates, Turkey’s descent into authoritarianism.

Biography: Amberin Zaman is a public policy fellow in the Middle East and Global Europe Programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She covered Turkey and regional conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Azerbaijan for the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Voice America and The Daily Telegraph of London before becoming The Economist’s Turkey correspondent from 1999-2016. She is currently a columnist for the independent Turkish online news portal Diken and for Al Monitor’s Pulse of the Middle East. She authored the Wilson Center project “From Tribe to Nation: Iraqi Kurdistan on the Cusp of Statehood.”
Lunch provided.

Co-sponsored by the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program.

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