“We are pleased to host the 48th AEJ Congress in Ordu. We hope that all participants will enjoy their stay in our beautiful city and we wish the AEJ all the success for the congress. I myself and the municipality of Ordu would be pleased to be in service for the participants during the congress. You are most welcome and we see you soon.”
Among the guest speakers and panellists are: Mustafa DEMIR, Turkish Minister of Public Works; Joan CLOS, nominated Executive Director UN-Habitat; Birgitta JONSDOTTIR,Iceland MP and press freedom campaigner; Irini PARI, VP European Economic and Social Committee; Diogo PINTO, Secretary-General European Movement International; Ozgur OZASLAN, Dep. Undersecretary of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Andro VLAHUSIK, mayor of Dubrovnik; Ercan IPECKI, President Turkish Journalist Union; Ozlem DOGANER, President of Economic Reporters Association; Athanase PAPANDROPOULOS, Honorary President of AEJ; and Tugrul KUDATGOBILIK, President Turkish Confederation of Employers Union.
During the Congress in Ordu, there will be a special photo-exhibition of Croatian photographers. AEJ Turkey invited them to come and work in Turkey. The Croatian partner organisation invited Turkish photographers to come and work in Croatia. An exhibition of these photos will be organised soon in Croatia.
80 delegates from 24 AEJ national sections and several associated journalist organisations signed in for the Congress. Election of a new President is the topic of the General Assembly. The 48th Annual AEJ Congress is organised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Dogan TILIC, President of AEJ Turkey. The congress is sponsored by the City of Ordu, Mayor Seyit TORUN.