Hamit Ersoy (Assoc Prof Dr)
Member of RTÜK, Radio and Television Supreme Council of Turkey; Secretary General, Islamic Countries Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum (IBRAF)
Dr Hamit Ersoy was re-elected for a second term of six years as a Member of the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) in 2013. He has been the Secretary General of BRAF (Black Sea Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities) since 2008 and Executive Secretary of IBRAF (Islamic Countries Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum) since 2012.
Before becoming a Member of RTÜK, Dr Ersoy worked as the Head of International Relations in RTÜK and was the General Coordinator of the Socrates Programmes at the Centre for EU Education & Youth Programmes (National Agency) between 2004 and 2007. He also worked as a member of the Human Rights Advisory Board of the Prime Ministry and served as national expert in various EU projects including the establishment of the National Human Rights Institution based on Paris Principles.
Dr Ersoy has conducted research worldwide and in 1994, he obtained a “Certificate on Human Rights Training” from CIFEDHOP (International Training Centre on Human Rights and Peace Teaching) sponsored by the European Council and UNESCO, Geneva, Switzerland. Dr Ersoy also worked as the Chairman of the Political-Legal Globalization Sub-Committee and the Reporteur for the Globalization Special Expertise Commission preparing the 8th Five-Year Development Plan (2001-2005) for the State Planning Organization of Turkey.
Dr Ersoy has written widely, and lectures extensively. He graduated from the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science of Ankara University (1988) and has M.Phil. and PhD degrees in International Relations from University of Durham, England (1994).