We promise to...
- To maintain a neutral, non-biased stance
- To discourage political partisanship, ideological sectarianism and extremism
- To provide a resourceful and convenient news platform for events from the Eastern Mediterranean
- To grant readers easy access to accurate reports and information from the region
- To do our best to only endorse credible and trustworthy sources and outlets
About Radio EastMed
The Eastern Mediterranean is a vast geography that encompasses a diverse range of cultures, languages, religions and nations with a rich and complex history of both conflict and cooperation which has been the focal point of human civilization for thousands of years.
At the meeting point between East and West, the region is, in addition to being the front line in the age-old clash of civilizations, also the birthplace of international relations and diplomacy where mutual interests and the exchange of ideas have given rise to intercontinental alliances.
In this ever-contracting global village in which we live, the constantly changing geo-political landscape of this volatile part of the world is still to this present day at the heart of the human struggle to achieve a new balance of power that will take us into the future.
It is the belief at Radio EastMed that in the grander scheme of things all developments in this region are interlinked and intertwined with each other, and likewise both directly and indirectly influence the dynamics of foreign affairs throughout the world.
Every event and incident, agreement and disagreement in this region therefore requires extra attention and careful analysis presented within a fair, objective and detailed context in order to establish informed and constructive dialogue.
Radio EastMed hopes to facilitate that dialogue by maintaining a neutral stance, away from political partisanship and ideological sectarianism, and by providing a resourceful and convenient platform through which readers may gain easy access to accurate reports and information from this area of interest.
Radio EastMed was launched in 2020 to bring you the latest developments in the Eastern Mediterranean region, otherwise known as the Near-East or the Levant. This includes the countries of Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Turkey.
We are a completely independent platform run entirely by volunteers and contributors. We have no affiliation to any state bodies, political parties, business lobbies, religious congregations, civil society groups or trade unions.
About the Editor
Ertan Karpazli was born in 1987 in London, the United Kingdom. He graduated from Middlesex University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative and Media Writing.
In 2008 he co-founded Cezire Association, an independent non-governmental organisation dedicated to the research, representation and preservation of Turkish Cypriot cultural heritage. In 2010 he migrated to Istanbul, Turkey, where he studied the Arabic language at Marmara University. He pursued his education in this field in Alexandria, Egypt, before returning to Turkey to work as a journalist for World Bulletin.
He moved on to spend four years working at TRT World, Turkey's English-language public broadcaster. During that time, he covered stories from Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Syria, Germany and the UK for a number of media organisations including Politics Today, T-Vine, On Spec Podcast, Daily Sabah, The Fletcher Forum, Cyprus Mail and ABC News. He has since returned to the UK where he continues to work as a freelance journalist.
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