Freedom of Expression Association

Protection and promotion of freedom of expression, freedom of the media, Internet freedom and academic freedom in Turkey is in the heart of overall objectives of the Freedom of Expression Association (İFÖD – İfade Özgürlüğü Derneği). As part of its core activities, İFÖD deals with issues from Internet censorship to academic freedom and from press freedom to artistic expression. To this end, the organization is implementing programs that aim to develop and enhance strategies in freedom of expression related jurisprudence, to increase capacity by monitoring, research & capacity building programs and is planning to build strategies for an enhanced right to access to information.

Latest Works

İFÖD primarily aims to raise local and national awareness on freedom of expression. In this context, İFÖD has been implementing capacity building program for young lawyers and law school students. Latest online program entitled “Internet and Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” has been conducted on the dates of 19-22 September 2022.

Online program entitled “Internet and Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” has been conducted on the dates of 21-26 February 2022 and 23-28 May 2022.

Online program entitled “Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” has been conducted on the dates of 17-20 January 2022, 24-27 January 2022 and 27-30 June 2022.

The 2020 EngelliWeb Report which is a continuation of the EngelliWeb 2018 and 2019 reports, named Fahrenheit 5651: The Scorching Effect of Censorship has been published.