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.
The EngelliWeb 2022 report, as a continuation of the 2018-2021 EngelliWeb reports, is entitled The Constitutional Court in the Shadow of Criminal Judgeships of Peace has been released.
Capacity development program, entitled the “Program on Basic and Current Issues Regarding Freedom of Expression” has been conducted for the members of the Batman Bar Association on 14-15 October 2023 in Batman.
The 2021 EngelliWeb Report which is a continuation of the EngelliWeb 2018, 2019 and 2020 reports, named The Year of the Offended Reputation, Honour and Dignity of High Level Public Personalities has been released.
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.