IMPORTANCE OF AN ENABLING LEGAL ENVIRONMENT FOR PRESS FREEDOM

25th celebration of  World Press Freedom Day 2018
“KEEPING POWER IN CHECK: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law”
A free press is essential for peace, justice and human rights for all. It is crucial to building transparent and democratic societies and keeping those in power accountable.  It is vital for sustainable development.  Journalists and media workers shine a light on local and global challenges and tell the stories that need to be told. Their services to the public is invaluable.  Laws that protect independent journalism, freedom of expression and the right to information need to be adopted, implemented and enforced.  Crimes against journalists must be prosecuted.  On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists. Promoting a free press in standing up for our right to truth.”
– H.W. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

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“EDUCATING YOUNGER GENERATIONS ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP THROUGH INTERCULTURAL LITERACY”

UNAOC & Mission of Kazakhstan Join Event:
“Educating younger generations to global citizenship through intercultural literacy”, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Date: 2 May 2018
Time:  3.00 PM -5.30 PM
Venue: Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters
Participation: All are invited with a valid UN pass

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BİRLEŞMİŞ MİLLETLER’İN KÜRESEL HEDEFLERİNDE GENÇLİK VE SPORUN ÖNEMİ

#ispescongress2018
SPORDA KÜRESEL HEDEFLER |
GLOBAL GOALS IN SPORT
SUNUM >

Bir STK/NGO Perspektifinden… | Sivil Toplum Kuruluşu

BİRLEŞMİŞ MİLLETLER’İN KÜRESEL HEDEFLERİNDE GENÇLİK VE SPORUN ÖNEMİ
Derleyen ve Sunan:  Bircan Ünver, M.A.
THE LIGHT MILLENNIUM, FOUNDER–PRESIDENT & HEAD
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information
(New York)
TARIH: 26 Nisan 2014  | SAAT: 11:00
YER: Nişantaşı Üniversitesi Maslak 1453, NeoTech Kampüs,
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#UNSC “RELIGIOUS LEADERS FOR A SAFE WORLD” in New York

Event:
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ARRIA-FORMULA MEETING
RELIGIOUS LEADERS FOR A SAFE WORLD
Background
“Too often hijacked by extremists, religions are frequently blamed for the on-going violence and terror attacks that threaten global stability. In these times of rising xenophobia and intolerance, religious leaders have a critical role to play in supporting peace. They have the capacity to build bridges between people and to spread essential values to the world, such as mutual respect, compassion, and forgiveness.”

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DOĞANÇAY’S SPEAKING WALLS AT MUSEUM MORSBROICH IN GERMANY

“Burhan Doğançay – Signs on the Wall” |  Solo Exhibit – Germany
Speaking Walls at Museum Morsbroich 
BURHAN DOĞANÇAY SHOWS THE TRUE LIFE
 On March 18, 2018, the Museum Morsbroich (http://www.museum-morsbroich.de) in Leverkusen (20km north of Cologne) opened a solo exhibition with works by Burhan Dogancay under the title “Zeichen an der Wand” (“Signs on the Wall”). The exhibit will remain open until August 26. Most works on view are on loan from the Albertina, Vienna.

Burhan Doğançay, an economist by profession, worked as a self-taught artist until his death in 2013. His topic was the “Urban Walls“, poster and graffiti walls in public space, which he photographed and used as a template for his works.

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Open Letter To: WSJ, MUSEUM and the OFFICE of the U.S.A. PRESIDENT

WSJ & Museum OPEN COVER LETTER    (Feb.11, 2018)
To:  a- The Wall Street Journal – Editors
       b- The Washington Holocaust Museum Memorial Council Members and Management
      c- The Office of the U.S.A. President (as supervisors of this state establishment)
c.c:  The U.S.A. Embassy, Ankara, Turkey (Press Attaché)
        The Turkish Embassy, Washington
        Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ankara
        Press & Academia

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DOES FREEDOM OF THE PRESS GIVE EDITORS AND AUTHORS THE LIBERTY TO MANIPULATE?

Court Verdicts and Documented Facts?
By Yurdagül ATUN, Şükrü Server AYA and Ata ATUN; International Aydin University, North Cyprus
Abstract:
As a person who had wonderful connections in school, business, social and even international trade in a long lifetime, I, in my last thirty years took the burden of studying the background of this “genocide” fanfare which is not supported by “any legally valid evidence or document” and hence has been standing as a controversy disturbing our all time “amicable sentiments with several Turkish Armenian buddies”. My prevailing friendly relations with reasonable Armenians are strong enough not to be infected by irresponsible publications or unproven grand-ma tales. Crime and punishment is not hereditary. Also, as mature persons it is more than half of a century that we could rid ourselves from racial, national and religious difference.  Persons are born with natural national roots and beliefs hard to alter.

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“RURAL AND URBAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES”

#TIMEIsNOW: RURAL AND URGAN ACTIVIST TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES |
International Women’s Day
Dated: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Venue: GA Hall,UNHQ, New YorK
The Event is organized by UN WOMEN Under this year’s theme, Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives, events around the world will capture the vibrant work of activists and their mobilization for change.
Report & Photos by SHIRISH BOHARA, The Light Millennium, Youth
NGO Rep. to the United Nations Department of Public Information

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March 23rd: PAKISTAN, PEOPLE AND FOUNDER

On the occasion of 23 March Resolution

By AKHTAR MAHMUD FARUQUI
“You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed – that has nothing to do with the business of the State . . . We are starting in the days when there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens, and equal citizens, of one State.
March 23rd, 1940 marks a singular milestone in the history of Muslims of South Asia. It was truly a momentous occasion. At Lahore’s Manto Park, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah rejected a permanent communal minority status for Indian Muslims. Instead, he demanded full-fledged nationhood and a separate country.

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“JOURNEY INTO EUROPE: TURBULENT AND MIGHTY CONTINENT”

This piece is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the new book,
“Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity”.

 Chapter 1 – Europe: Turbulent and Mighty Continent

by AKBAR AHMED
“In that encounter in the gloomy basement in Athens, I witnessed the problems of Europe today. I saw the need to conduct a detailed study of Europe based on fieldwork to look at precisely these issues. I saw the desperate need to discover a paradigm or method for the future that would allow Europe’s different cultures and peoples to understand one another better in order to live together in peace and harmony. To do so, we needed to locate an effective conceptual frame for our study in the context of the social sciences. I thus consulted the scholars who could best guide us.”

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