Proud to announce that the Turkish-German journalism exchange program we have been working on since the beginning of the year finally started ! It is a joint project of International Press Institute Turkish Committee and Deutsche Welle Akademie and funded by German Robert Bosch Stiftung . According to the programme a group of German journalists first come to Turkey and get together with different experts in Istanbul and Gaziantep . These experts include academics,columnists, business people, NGO representatives, even Governor of Istanbul and the EU Minister . One part of the programme also consists of twinning with Turkish media outlets. For 2 days, German journalists will have the opportunity of working at the editorial desks of Turkish media outlets.
In the second part of the project a group of Turkish journalists will be hosted in Germany in the same format.
What is more fascinating for me is that, three years ago I was one of the participants of this programme – in a different format- and went to Germany with a group of Turkish journalists. Then I remember having the idea that organizing this kind of programme one day crossed my mind . Here we are now . Plus it is a great opportunity for me to meet new and interesting people ..
Maybe a small step for humanity but a really huge step for me ..
Hope everything goes the way I expect ..