A cooperation protocol has been signed between the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) and the Cyprus Turkish Journalists Association (KTGB). EMU Rector, Prof. Dr. Aykut Hocanın, and KTGB Chairman, Emin Akkor, signed the said memorandum which aims to renew the cooperation memorandum previously signed between EMU and KTGB and deepen institutional relationships.
The signing ceremony was attended by EMU Board Chairman Dr Erdal Özcenk, EMU Board Member Ersun Kutup and EMU Vice Rector for social and cultural affairs, Professor Deniz İşçioğlu.
EMU has the highest student rate ever
Speaking at the signing ceremony, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Hocanın stressed that EMU is always ready to provide services in the fields of quality education, research and of service to the community. Teacher. Dr. Hocanın also pointed out that the number of students has reached the highest rate ever. Stating that there is ongoing joint work between EMU and KTGB, Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Hocanın said that they hope the KTGB will continue its scientific studies with the communication faculty of EMU. Expressing that journalism in newspapers and on the Internet continues to increase day by day, Prof. Dr. Hocanın stressed the importance of making news responsibly and in accordance with the ethical values of journalism. Noting that there have been reports in recent times that do not pay due attention to the principles of journalism and ethical values, Prof. Dr. Hocanın called for necessary warnings to be issued by the KTGB in this direction. At the end of his speech, Prof. Dr. Hocanın wished that the signed protocol would be beneficial for both institutions.
The renewal of the protocol is very important
In his speech, Emin Akkor pointed out that the relevant protocol, which was signed in the past, has both brought great benefits to KTGB members and played a major role in developing relations. Emin Akkor also added that the protocol renewal was very important. Akkor also said that they work in harmony with EMU’s communications faculty. Emphasizing that ethical journalism is one of the issues the KTGB constantly deals with and attaches importance to, Akkor pointed out that reporting made with certain commercial interests harms the profession in general. Saying that EMU has recently distinguished itself with its achievements, Akkor congratulated those who contributed to it.
Emu leads the locomotive
EMU Board Chairman Dr Özcenk said that the most important engine of the country’s economy is education and underlined that EMU is at the forefront of the locomotive with the quality of education. Noting that EMU’s mission is not just education, Dr Özcenk said it is among EMU’s duties to produce solutions to environmental problems with a sense of social responsibility. Stating that EMU has an integrated structure with society, Dr Özcenk argued that it is the right of all society to be aware of local events in particular and world events in general, and that this is only possible with a free press. Noting that the press is an indispensable element of democracy, Dr. Özcenk hoped that the said protocol would be beneficial. During the signing ceremony, Prof. Dr. Hocanın presented Akkor with a gift representing EMU