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"Free Press and Democracy, an exiled editor's view" 14th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner

When: Mon., March 4, 6-8:30 p.m. 2019

The Raindrop Foundation organizes the 14th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner to contribute to intercultural-interfaith dialogue and improve cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. The event features keynote speaker Abdülhamit Bilici, the former editor-in-chief of Turkish newspaper Zaman, who lives in exile following recent political turmoil in Turkey, as the increasingly authoritarian regime there has intensified its crackdown on press freedom and other human and civil rights. Observing fall of Turkey as a model for the Middle East, Bilici is an expert and widely sought speaker on Turkish politics and media’s crucial role in democratic systems.

Price: $45-$1500