Professor Barnett to present on ‘Freedom of Press’ panel

Leda Barnett, PhD, Professor and Program Head of Political Science, will present on Thursday on a panel, “Freedom of Press: Perspectives from Turkey and the U.S.”  

The panel discussion is organized in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of San Antonio and the Raindrop Foundation of San Antonio. The program will be live streamed at 2 p.m. on Sept. 10 on the World Affairs Council of San Antonio Facebook page. To watch click here

Exiled Turkey journalist Abduhammit Bilici will be a second panelist. Ferhat Ozturk from the Raindrop Foundation will moderate.

Amnesty International says Turkey attacks press freedom like no other country: “Turkey has earned an accolade which holds no glory: According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, it is the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.”