Fatma Edemen

(Journalist from Turkey, JiR in 2021)


„Two factors that make the lives of journalists at risk even more difficult are alienation and isolation. The most important aspect of the ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence program for me is that it helped me deal with these two factors. Thanks to JiR, I saw how solidarity can turn into concrete action. Throughout my stay in Leipzig, I felt important and supported. I had a chance to take a break from the overwhelming things in my life and take a deep breath. I could reflect on my professional and personal life and make concrete plans. I am really grateful for the psychological support I received and the opportunity to live in a city like Leipzig that makes one feel peaceful.“

Photos: ECPMF / Andreas Lamm