After hosting the cafebabel.com team in Istanbul, I embarked on pursuing a story in Hamburg. Inspired by my humble academic expertise, I decided to investigate the state of media plurality in the media capital of Germany, says Burcu Baykurt
Between 2010-2012 cafebabel ran a successful pilot version and sequel of the Orient Express Reporter programme; young journalists from EU, Balkans and Turkey hosted each other to produce a series of reports in each others cities. One year on, this group of veterans maintains that close network of young talents, and collaborates to share news, ideas, information, and a mutual identity with a forward-looking mentality. Our similarities are our differences. It's not science fiction!