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BETWEEN FREEDOM of EXPRESSION and HATE SPEECH:
MINORITIES and SOCIAL MEDIA
Presentation of the Project and the Results of the Research
- Keynote Speeches
- Prof. Turgut Tarhanlı, Dean of Faculty of Law of Istanbul Bilgi University, Director of Human Rights Law Research Center
- Laki Vingas, Manager of the Social Media and Minorities Project,
President of the Executive Board of the Yeniköy Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church and School Foundation
- Presentation of the Project
Cemre Baytok, Project Coordinator
- KONDA Social Media and Minorities Report of Turkey
Ali Karakaş, KONDA Consultancy and Research
- ELIAMEP Social Media and Minorities Report of Greece
Eleftherios Mastrotheodoros, ELIAMEP Middle East Research Project Coordinator
1st SESSION: Social Media, Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech
Prof. Turgut Tarhanlı, Dean of Faculty of Law of Istanbul Bilgi University, Director of Human Rights Law Research Center
- Legal Framework Regarding Social Media, Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech
Asst. Prof. Ulaş Karan, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law
- The Example of Twitter: From Negative Examples to Positive Practices
Emine Etili, Twitter Turkey Public Policy Officer
- Social Media Organs and Hate Speech: The Example of Facebook
Nilay Erdem, Facebook Turkey
- Visual Media, Law and Minorities
Rita Ender, Lawyer
2nd SESSION: Social Media and Societal Change
Aslı Aydıntaşbaş, Journalist
- The Modern Cost of the Freedom of Expression
Jillian C. York, European University Director of the Viadrina Center for Internet & Human Rights
- Social Media as a Space of Freedom in Turkey
Prof. Aslı Tunç, Istanbul Bilgi University Communication Studies Faculty Member
- Freedom of Religion or Faith, and the Forum Externum
Dr. Susan Kerr, Europe Advocate at Christian Solidarity Worldwide
- Greece in Crisis: the Effects of Social Media
Prokopis Doukas, Journalist and Radio Programmer
3rd. SESSION: The Role of Social Media for the Future of Minorities in Turkey
Assoc. Prof. Toros Alcan, Member of the Assembly of Foundations, Representative of Community (Minority) Foundations
- Yetvart Danzikyan, Editor-in-Chief of the AGOS Newspaper
- İvo Molinas, Editor-in-Chief of the Şalom Newspaper
- Foti Benlisoy, Researcher-Writer
- Şabo Boyacı, Editor of the suryaniler.com Web Site
- Halil Mustafa, Lawyer
*There will be simultaneous translation (Turkish-English) during the conference.
What is the Social Media and Minorities project?
“The Social Media and Minorities” project is being carried out as part of the Civil Society Dialogue Programme, co-financed by the Republic of Turkey and the European Union. This Programme was developed as a platform to bring together civil society organizations from Turkey with those from member states of the European Union around common issues, so that they may come to know each other, share information and establish dialogue. The Ministry for European Union Affairs is responsible for the technical implementation of the Programme, and the Central Finance and Conracting Unit is the contracting authority.
In the "Social Media and Minorities" project, the topic of research is the relationship between social media and the social and societal participation of non-Muslim minorities in Turkey. The way in which social media is used by minorities – both quantitatively and qualitatively – as well as examples of the experience of discrimination and hate speech, and current legal regulations are examined in the course of the project.
Among the general goals of the project is to promote the freedom of expression in social media, suggest legal regulations against discrimination and hate speech, emphasize the role of social media in the social and societal participation of non-Muslim minorities, and enhance the equal citizenship status of minorities within this context.
One of the partners of the project, the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) conducted similar research with non-Christian minorities in Greece. Another partner, the Istanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center is evaluating the legal regulations concerning social media in Turkey in comparison to EU standards.
The "Social Media and Minorities" project is also significant due to its existence as the very first EU project implemented by minorities foundations.
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