The 11th ‘Istanbul Gathering for Freedom of Expression’ has been held for the first time on a completely online environment since its start in 1997.
In the sessions broadcasted on YouTube for two days, experiences on freedom of expression within the past two years were shared by witnesses from both Turkey and abroad. Turkish and international participants searched an answer to the question, “Where are we headed?” with their video messages.
In the 11th Gathering, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression David Kaye, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) Media Freedom Representative Harlem Desir, Knut Fleckenstein from European Parliament Socialists and Democrats Group, Prof. Noam Chomsky and other representatives from HRW, IFEX, FIDH, Freedom House, INDEX on Censorship, Article 19, PEN, IPA, IPI, EFJ, CPJ, Fritt-Ord Foundation, RSF and others working on freedom of expression have shared their opinions. The sessions were broadcasted live on Artı TV and IFEX as well.
You may find the first day’s sessions on https://goo.gl/wjeSo1 ,
The second day’s sessions on https://goo.gl/ddEtQ1.
You may find all detailed information on the 11th Gathering on www.dusun-think.net/istanbul-bulusmasi.