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Gathering in Istanbul for Freedom of Expression 2012

by Gathering in Instanbul for Freedom of Expression. (website)

Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 07:14 PM UT


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Gathering in Istanbul, Turkey for Freedom of Expression, 2012.

[ENGLISH]
FREEDOM GATHERING IN TURKEY

[TURKISH]
DÜNYA'DAN TÜRKİYE'YE UYARI

We worry about and protest the existence of the barriers on freedom of expression in Turkey and the cases, arrest and imprisonment of journalists, writers, publishers, academia, students, artists, unionists, politicians and anybody who express their ideas in non violent ways.

It makes us sorry to see Turkey’s name in the list of the countries where freedom of expression is being violated. We ask Prime Minister Erdogan –who was a prisoner of conscience whom we supported in the past - and his government, to end this situation and wish to see Turkey as a model of freedom of expression for its neighbours, the region, as well as the whole world.

Türkiye’de ifade özgürlüğü önündeki yasal ve idari engellerin hala var oluşunu, gazetecilerin, yazarların, yayıncıların, akademisyenlerin, öğrencilerin, sanatçıların, sendikacıların,  politikacıların ve düşüncesini şiddet kullanmaksızın ifade eden insanların bu ifadeler nedeniyle takibata uğraması, yargılanması, tutuklanması ve hapsedilmesini endişe ile izliyor ve kınıyoruz.

Türkiye’nin adını ifade özgürlüğünün ihlal edildiği ülkeler listesinde görmek bizi üzüyor. Kendisi de bir zamanlar düşünce suçlusu olan ve bu nedenle kendisine de destek olduğumuz Başbakan Erdoğan ve hükümetinden, bu duruma bir an önce son verilmesini ve Türkiye’nin ifade özgürlüğü konusunda komşularına ve dünyaya örnek bir ülke haline gelmesini istiyoruz.

International Organizations:/ Uluslararası kuruluşlar

  • Amnesty International/ Uluslararası Af Örgütü (London/Londra)
  • Article 19 / Madde 19 (London/Londra)
  • Freedom House / Özgürlük Evi (Washington/Vaşington)
  • Human Rights Watch / İnsan Hakları İzleme Örgütü (Washington/Vaşington)
  • Index on Censorship / Sansür Endeksi (London/Londra)
  • International Publishers Association / Uluslararası Yayıncılar Birliği (Genéve/Cenevre))
  • PEN International / Uluslararası PEN (London/Londra)
  • Reporters Sans Frontiéres / Sınır Tanımayan Gazeteciler (Paris)
  • World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters / Dünya Radyo Yayıncıları Birliği (Montreal)

National Organizations / Ulusal Kuruluşlar

  • Australia/Avustralya — PEN Melbourne / PEN Melbourne Merkezi
  • Bolivia/Bolivya — ANP - National Press Association / Ulusal Basın Birliği
  • Cambodia/Kamboçya — Cambodian Freedom of Expression Project / Kamboçya Düşünce Özgürlüğü Projesi
  • Canada/Kanada CJFE — Canadian Journalists for Free Expression / Düşünce   Özgürlüğü için Kanadalı Gazeteciler 
  • Canada/Kanada — PEN Canada / PEN Kanada Merkezi
  • Ecuador/Ekvator — Andean Foundation for Media Observation & Study / Ant Medya Gözlem ve Araştırma Vakfı
  • Egypt/Mısır — The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information / Arap İnsan Hakları Bilişim Ağı
  • Ghana/Gana — Media Foundation for West Africa / Batı Afrika Medya Vakfı
  • Indonesia/Endonezya — AJI - The Alliance of Independent Journalists of Indonesia / Endonezya Bağımsız Gazeteciler İttifakı
  • Lebanon/Lübnan — Maharat Foundation / Maharat Vakfı
  • Malaysia/Malezya — CIJ Malaysia - Centre for Independent Journalism Malaysia / Malezya Bağımsız Gazeteciler Merkezi
  • Norway/Norveç — PEN Norway / PEN Norveç Merkezi
  • Phillipines/Filipinler — Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility / Medya Özgürlüğü ve Sorumluluğu Merkezi
  • Russia/Rusya — Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations (Banned in January 2012) / Olağanüstü Durumlarda Gazetecilik Merkezi (Yasaklandı, kapatıldı) 
  • Samoa/Samoa — Pacific Freedom Forum / Pasifik Özgürlük Forumu
  • Senegal/Senegal — West African Journalists Association / Batı Afrika Gazeteciler Birliği
  • Switzerland/İsviçre — PEN Esperanto Center / PEN Esperanto Merkezi
  • Thailand/Tayland — SEAPA - Southeast Asian Press Alliance / Güneydoğu Asya Basın Birliği 
  • Tunisia/Tunus — OLPEC - Observatory for Freedom of Press, Publishing and Creation / Basın, Yayın ve Yaratma Özgürlüğü Gözlemevi
  • USA/ABD — PEN American Center / PEN Amerika Merkezi
  • Yemen/Yemen — Freedom Forum / Özgürlük Forumu

Information

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Gathering in Istanbul for Freedom of Expression

Website: www.gathering-in-Istanbul.net
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1st gathering

Gathering in Istanbul for Freedom of Expression
1st Gathering
March 10-12, 1997.

7th gathering

Gathering in Istanbul for Freedom of Expression
7th Gathering
October 08-11, 2010.

“Gathering in Istanbul for Freedom of Expression” is an international meeting where people from different countries and continents come together to discuss the global problems of freedom of expression and try to generate solutions. We believe that the questions, “Is thought free enough on this globe? What else is to be done to eliminate the barriers and extend its borders?” should always stand before us, to be answered.

Supporting International Organizations:

  • Amnesty International (London)
  • Article 19 (London)
  • Freedom House (Washington)
  • Freemuse (Copenhagen)
  • Human Rights Watch (New York)
  • IFEX (International Freedom of Expression Exchange, Toronto)
  • Index on Censorship (London)
  • International PEN (London)
  • International Publishers Association (Geneva)

Participating NGOs:

  • Association for Freedom of Expression
  • Helsinki Citizenships Assembly
  • Initiative for Freedom of Expression
  • Association of Members of Legal Professions
  • Human Rights Association Istanbul Branch
  • Organization of Human Rights & Solidarity for Oppressed People
  • Association for Health Rights Action
  • Amnesty International Turkey Section
  • Bianet (Independent Communication Network)
  • Supported by Istanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Centre


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