The European Federation of Journalists chose İzmir to hold its general assembly among candidate cities such as Paris, Vienna and Athens. In parallel with the general assembly in June, the International Local Media Summit will also be held. Emphasizing that the foundations of 5W1K, the main questions of journalism, were laid in Izmir and the importance of the local press in Izmir, Mayor Soyer said, “I am happy to host Europe's largest professional media organization in Izmir. I believe that this meeting will create new opportunities for local media.”
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) decided to hold its general assembly in İzmir. Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyerİzmir, which was nominated with the encouragement of ; It left behind candidate cities such as Paris, Vienna and Athens. İzmir will host more than 13 journalists from 14 European countries at the Historical Coal Gas Factory on 45-100 June. EFJ is known as the largest press professional organization in the European continent.
Open to the participation of journalists from all over Turkey
The Coal Gas Plant will also host the International Local Media Summit, which will be held in parallel with the EFJ general assembly. Interactive sessions that will help strengthen the local media will be held at the summit, organized by the Journalists' Union of Turkey (TGS) in partnership with the Izmir Journalists' Association (IGC). The event will be open to the participation of journalists from all over Turkey.
Soyer: Izmir, the city where the foundations of journalism questions were laid
Underlining that he is very happy to host Europe's largest professional press organization and its representatives in İzmir, President Soyer stated that İzmir is the right address for such an organization and said: Hermagoras of Temnos, who lived 2 years ago, lists the conditions necessary for the definition of an event. These are the questions that form the origin of 100W5K, which is known as the basic elements of the news today.” President Soyer stated that he believes the International Local Media Summit will create new opportunities for the local media and said, “When we look at İzmir through the lens of Istanbul, vital issues for our city turn into details. That's why locality is very important in journalism, just as it is in agriculture.”
Kuleli: A unique opportunity
TGS and EFJ Manager Mustafa Kuleli said that he did not have the slightest hesitation in nominating İzmir and that he believed that the city would cope with this organization properly and said, "I am sure the energy of the city will leave an unforgettable mark on the participants and our colleagues will return to their countries with good memories and become volunteer brand ambassadors of our İzmir." . Thanks to the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the Mayor for their support to the organization. Tunç Soyer"This event is a unique opportunity to show both the importance of independent journalism for our democracy and the solidarity of our European colleagues with journalists in Turkey," said Kuleli.
Bjerregård: They insist on journalism
EFJ President Mogens Blicher Bjerregård stated that they have a lot to learn from journalists who bravely struggle to do their job in the current political environment in Turkey and said: “We congratulate our colleagues who strengthen their organization, ensure gender equality and rejuvenation, renew themselves and persist in journalism in a very difficult time. We greet you.”
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Representing 45 professional organizations and more than 72 thousand media workers in 320 countries, EFJ's previous congresses and general assemblies were held in the following cities: Zagreb (2021), Tallinn (2019) Lisbon (2018), Bucharest (2017), Sarajevo (2016) , Budva (2015), Moscow (2014), Verviers (2013), Bergamo (2012), Belgrade (2011), Istanbul (2010), Varna (2009), Berlin (2008), Zagreb (2007), Bled (2006) , Bilbao (2005), Thessaloniki (2004), Prague (2003), Brussels (2002), Saint-Vincent (2001), Nuremberg (2000).
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