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ACE Week - Panel on the freedom of the Press

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This event is part of the School of Social Sciences' ACE week and open to School of Social Sciences undergraduate students only.

This event is for students who want to find out what it is like to be a freelance journalist.

  • From: Tuesday 2 February 2016, 1 pm
  • To: Tuesday 2 February 2016, 3 pm
  • Location: NEWLT4, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Event details

This event is for Social Sciences undergraduate students as part of ACE Week, which is your chance to:

  • explore your chosen subject through a range of activities
  • debate topics relevant to your subject with Social Sciences students from other courses and years
  • engage with a range of extracurricular activities to complement your studies and future career.

Press freedom in Turkey?

Turkey is becoming increasingly illiberal - many journalists are imprisoned without charge.

Until very recently it was mostly Turkish journalists at risk. That has now changed.

Foreign journalists who question the AKP government in any way are now also likely to be locked up.

On this panel are two freelancers who have learned the hard way how illiberal the current Turkish government can be. Both have been in a Turkish prison in the last year - just for doing their job.

1. Frederike Geerdink is a Dutch freelance reporter who had been based in Diyarbakir, eastern Turkey, since 2012 - but is now "exiled" back in the Netherlands after being deported by the Turkish authorities.

2. Jake Hanrahan is from the East Midlands and works for Vice News. He was imprisoned for filming in eastern Turkey last year.

Both are happy to answer questions about Turkey, the Kurdish issue, their work and how they became foreign correspondents in the first place.

What you need to check before attending the event

  • Are you studying on BA (Hons) Social Work? You will still have scheduled teaching, seminars or will be on placement. You are very welcome to attend our ACE Week events that do not clash with your scheduled teaching.

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Booking information

This event is free to attend but places are limited so we recommend you book your place as soon as possible.

Please click on the Add to basket button above and complete the short online booking process to reserve your place.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Natalie Martin for more information.

The School of Social Sciences reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event should any unexpected staff absences arise.

Location details


NEWLT4, Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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Natalie Martin