Starting from 2002 Fojo Media Institute implemented a series of seminars, training courses and round-table discussions with Turkish journalists on the themes “EU for Local Journalists” and “Brussels for Journalists”.
The initiative was funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Sida, and Fojo partnered with a number of Turkish media houses and journalist associations to implement the project. Courses were held in Istanbul, Ankara and Diyarbakir.
As part of the initiative Fojo also brought together Turkish and Swedish journalists to discuss the image of Turkey in Sweden and of Sweden in Turkey. The Consulate-General of Sweden in Istanbul was the centre for many of the discussions and served as a focal point for the Swedish-Turkish dialogue.