Guardians of Truth

DW Transtel | 88 4952
3 x 60 min

DW’s series follows Can Dündar as he meets other Guardians of Truth – activists, journalists, and politicians – exiles like him forced out of their homelands. He investigates their struggles as they make new lives for themselves while pursuing their dangerous quest for truth. He talks to them about their motivations and the personal cost of speaking out against authoritarian politics.
Can Dündar’s personal history allow a unique insight into the lives and minds of these fighters for democracy and freedom. In Erdoğan’s Turkey,  Can Dündar has been regarded as ‘Public Enemy No. 1’ ever since he exposed illegal arms shipments by the Turkish government to Syria back in 2015. Declared a terrorist by Turkey’s President and threatened with imprisonment, Can Dündar survived an assassination attempt and fled to Germany.

01 Can Dündar Meets Anabel Hernández (2022)
02 Can Dündar Meets Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya (2023)
03 Can Dündar meets Aslı Erdoğan and the Voices of Free Turkey (2024) NEW

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