Trainings

İfade Özgürlüğü Derneği (İFÖD) carried out online training entitled “Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” with two separate groups on the dates of 24 – 27 May and 31 May – 3 June 2021 under the support of the Swedish Consulate General Fund.

A total of 70 young lawyers and journalists from 25 different cities were completed the 4-day training to raise their awareness on international standards of freedom of expression, together with the freedom of expression related practices, breaches, and efforts in Turkey.

İfade Özgürlüğü Derneği (İFÖD) conducted online trainings entitled “Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” between the 18-25 January 2021 under the support of Swedish Consulate General Fund. The trainings were carried out consecutively with 75 young lawyers from 20 different cities in order to raise their awareness on the international standards of freedom of expression together with the practices in Turkey and to improve their legal skills in these fields.

At the end of the training sessions, an online panel entitled Decisions of European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Osman Kavala, Selahattin Demirtas and Atilla Taş Cases in the light of Freedom of Expression in Turkeywas organized and moderated by Yaman Akdeniz. The panelists were Kerem Altıparmak (Lawyer), Ayşe Bingöl (Lawyer), Başak Çalı (Academician) and Ali Rıza Çoban (Legal Expert) who follow up these cases from the beginning. The panel was also live-streamed from the YouTube account of the Association for reaching more people.

İfade Özgürlüğü Derneği (İFÖD) conducted online trainings entitled “Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” between the 2-9 November 2020 under the support of Swedish Consulate General Fund. The trainings were carried out consecutively with 90 young lawyers from 30 different cities in order to raise their awareness on the international standards of freedom of expression together with the practices in Turkey and to improve their legal skills in these fields.

At the end of the November 2020 training session, an online panel entitled “Freedom of Expression and Social Media” was organized and moderated by Yaman Akdeniz. The panelists were Banu Güven (Journalist), Atilla Taş (Singer, Phenomenon) and Kültigin K. Akbulut (Speak Up Platform) who experienced investigation, prosecution and threats many times due to their ideas, speeches, posts, gender and so forth on social media. The panel was also live-streamed from the YouTube account of the Association for reaching more people.

İfade Özgürlüğü Derneği (İFÖD) conducted an online training program entitled “Internet and Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” between the 1-6 September 2020 under the support of Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Human Rights Fund. The training was carried out with 60 young lawyers from 27 different cities in order to raise their awareness on the internet and freedom of expression and to improve their legal skills in these fields.

At the end of the September 2020 training session, an online panel entitled “Conflicting Rights on Social Media: Defamation, Threats and Freedom of Expression” was organized and moderated by Yaman Akdeniz. The panelists were Nevşin Mengü (Journalist), Burcu Karakaş (Journalist) and Milena Büyüm (Amnesty International) who experienced defamation and threats many times due to their ideas, speeches, posts, gender and so forth on social media. The panel was also live-streamed from the YouTube account of the Association for reaching more people.

İfade Özgürlüğü Derneği (İFÖD) conducted an online training program entitled “Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” between the 1-6 July 2020 under the support of Swedish Consulate General Fund. The training was carried out with 93 young lawyers from 30 different cities in order to raise their awareness on the international standards of freedom of expression together with the practices in Turkey and to improve their legal skills in these fields.

İfade Özgürlüğü Derneği (İFÖD) conducted a training program entitled “Internet and Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” in Ankara on 24-25 January 2020 under the partial support of Sivil Düşün Program Fund. The training was carried out with 27 young lawyers from 10 different cities in order to raise their awareness on the internet and freedom of expression and to improve their legal skills in these fields.

During the training session, a panel entitled “Freedom of Expression from Women’s Perspective, Difficulties Encountered and Examples” was held with the participation of the woman employees of İFÖD along with the discussion on situations that women encountered while working in the field.

İfade Özgürlüğü Derneği (İFÖD) conducted a training program entitled “Internet and Freedom of Expression for Young Lawyers” in Istanbul on 27-28 September 2019 under the support of Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Human Rights Fund. The training was carried out with 25 young lawyers from 9 different cities in order to raise their awareness on the internet and freedom of expression and to improve their legal skills in these fields.

During the training session, an online panel entitled “Social Media and The Press Trials in Turkey” was organized and moderated by Yaman Akdeniz. The panelists were Sedef Kabaş (TV Programmer), Barbaros Şansal (Fashion Designer) and Ersan Taş (owner of @06melihchina) who experienced criminal prosecution and investigation many times due to their ideas, speeches, posts, gender and so forth on social media.