Tag JiR Interview
3 May

“We cannot put down the pen” – Nedim Türfent on Kurdish journalism in Turkey

Journalist for 12 years, Nedim Türfent was imprisoned for nearly 7 years for his work.

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8 Mar

“Resisting together means living together” – Female journalism in Turkey

Özgür Sevinç Şimşek was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison in Turkey for her journalistic activities. Şimşek, who is also a film director, regained her freedom in 2021 after having spent 5 and a half years behind bars.

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20 Dec

“Journalism is a job for those who are brave enough to bear the consequences”

Armağan Kabaklı, a devoted local journalist from Turkey committed to covering environmental and policy issues, joined ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme, after the devastating earthquakes on 6 February 2023 that destroyed 11 cities and when his investigative reporting triggered a criminal case.

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7 Nov

“It’s sad that human life appears to have a relative value” – Reporting on migration in Europe

Giorgos Christides is a Greek journalist with bylines in outlets including Der Spiegel, the Guardian, BBC, and Solomon. His recent work includes a joint investigation into the circumstances which led to the catastrophic shipwreck off the coast of Pylos.

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24 Mar

Behind the Lens in Belarus: Documenting the Fight for Democracy

To mark International Day of Solidarity with Belarus, we spoke to a Belarusian photojournalist about the country’s future, connecting with audiences in exile, documenting human rights abuses, and what needs to be done to truly show solidarity with Belarus.

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24 Feb

“Evolution will defeat degradation, light will overcome darkness, and democracy will triumph over authoritarianism”

One year on from Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we spoke to Kateryna Bachynska, a journalist from Kyiv, about her memories from 24 February 2022, its impact on media in Ukraine, and collective memory of the war.

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9 Dec

Putin’s Russia: How propaganda bolsters corruption

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day, we interviewed Elena Romanova, an investigative journalist who has focused on corruption cases for more than 22 years from her basis in Rostov-on-Don.

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24 Nov

“The evidence of crimes done by the Russian forces will become the textbook of Ukraine’s recent history” – Interview with a Ukrainian Journalist in Residence.

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with JiR fellows, we interviewed a Ukrainian journalist who is now in exile in Leipzig.

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29 Sep

“There should not be such an amount of militaristic and aggressively thinking people in one country” – interview with a Russian Journalist-in-Residence

As part of our series of interviews with ECPMF Journalists-in-Residence, we spoke to one of our journalists about the media freedom landscape in Russia and the working situation as an exiled journalist.

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15 Aug

“Both journalists and filmmakers are in danger because of their expressions about reality” – Interview with journalist and filmmaker Evdokia Moskvina

As part of our series of interviews with ECPMF Journalists-in-Residence, we spoke to Evdokia Moskvina about her career as a journalist and a documentary filmmaker.

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