Reviving Citizenship in Turkey through Citizen Journalism

Date: Fri, July 31 2015 Time: 1:30pm

1850 M Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

The Mark Palmer Forum For Advancing Democracy:
Reviving Citizenship in Turkey through Citizen Journalism


Friday, July 31, 2015
1:30 p.m - 2:30p.m

Freedom House
1850 M Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

Join Freedom House for a conversation about citizenship, media, and technology with Engin Önder, the man who is transforming journalism in Turkey, moderated by Freedom House Senior Program Officer Nate Schenkkan.

Engin Önder is the co-founder of the Turkish citizen journalism initiative 140journos. Founded in 2012, 140journos is a collaborative information-gathering and dissemination project that has responded to the censorship and self-censorship of the official media in Turkey by taking matters into its own hands. After huge success as a Twitter-based livefeed that helped document the 2013 Gezi Park protests, in 2015 the project has transformed itself with a new approach that embraces interactive mapping, data visualization, and long-form reportage across multiple social media platforms. Önder will describe how the new 140journos is using citizen journalism to change the information ecosystem and restore the meaning of citizenship in Turkey.

 

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