Fåtölj 1/12: Freedom of expression and online censorship in Turkey

1 december, 2015 - kl. 18:00 till 19:30

Freedom of expression and free access to information online is something most swedes take for granted. However, this isn’t the case in Turkey with over 40 million Internet subscribers. Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks Turkey at place 149 out of 180 countries.

Popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have all been banned and/or censored on various occasions in recent years. Twitter was for instance shut down in March 2014 after audio recordings revealing corruption among Prime Minister Erdogans inner circle, became widely shared. The Turkish state was responsible for 60 per cent of the global removal of Tweets during the last 6 months of 2014.

In cooperation with the National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations (LSU), Sebnem Kenis from Community Volunteers Foundation in Turkey visits the “FUF-fåtölj” to discuss freedom of expression on Internet in Turkey. Come and listen to an intriguing discussion where you are invited to raise your own questions.

When? 1st of December, 18.00- 19.30
Where? FUF:s office, Karlsbergsvägen 66 A, Stockholm
How? Register HERE

We serve drinks and snacks, welcome!

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