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The Right to Speak Freely — Press freedom in Europe

Over the last year, several European countries have experienced a deterioration in the freedom of their press. In no other country have so many journalists been imprisoned during this period as in Turkey. What must we do to bring press freedom and free speech back into the public consciousness, and to support those who would defend this human right?

/ Cooperation: Protestant Church in Germany; Litprom – the Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature; Frankfurter Buchmesse

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Panel discussion


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main



Aslı Erdoğan

Schriftstellerin, Journalistin, Physikerin, mehrere Monate in der Türkei inhaftiert, 2018 ausgezeichnet u. a. mit dem Simone-de-Beauvoir-Preis

Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Jung

Kirchenpräsident der Ev. Kirche in Hessen und Nassau, Mitglied des Rates der Ev. Kirche in Deutschland

Christian Mihr

Journalist, Geschäftsführer von Reporter ohne Grenzen


Martin Klingst

Politischer Redakteur Die Zeit