Panel Discussion: Turkey's crackdown on journalists - Spotlight on Can Dundar's detention

Feb 22, 2016, 10:08 ET from Reporters Without Borders

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) invites you to a panel discussion on Turkey's crackdown on journalists, with a focus on the recent arrest and detention of prominent journalist Can Dündar.

Panelists will include his wife Dilek Dündar; Dana Priest, two-time Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist for The Washington Post; Tolga Tanis, Washington DC correspondent for the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet; and James Risen, Pulitzer-prize winning author and investigative journalist for The New York Times. The discussion will be moderated by Delphine Halgand, RSF's US Director. Opening remarks will be made by National Press Club President Thomas Burr. A video message from Carl Bernstein will be broadcast. Investigative journalist and author, Carl Bernstein shared the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 with Bob Woodward for his coverage of the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post.

Editor of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, Can Dündar was arrested on November 26 with Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül as a result of the accusations made against them by President Erdogan and the head of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), after they published evidence of MİT arms deliveries to Syria. They have been detained since then, and Turkey's public prosecutors have requested "aggravated life sentences without possibility of pardon." Read more on their story in the Washington Post and on RSF's website.

Panel Discussion: Turkey's crackdown on journalists - Spotlight on Can Dündar's detention

February 24, 2016 9:30 am EST

National Press Club, Zenger Room

529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

Please RSVP and address media inquiries to Margaux Ewen: or 202-879-9295   

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