[icann-see] Youth IGF Turkey took place in Istanbul

Gurkan Ozturan gurkhan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 10:26:14 CET 2016

Youth IGF Turkey II meeting has been held in Istanbul on December 3rd,
under the coordination of Turkey-Europe Foundation as part of Network of
European Digital Youth partnership. Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda has sent a
message to the forum meeting prior to the event, and her statement was also
forwarded to participants: https://youtu.be/G3uNIUAysmk

*"Dear participants of the Turkish Youth IGF! In times like these,
safeguarding our ability to communicate openly over the Internet is more
important than ever. People around the world are sharing the same struggles
and can gain so much from being connected. As the only representative of
the Pirate Party in the European Parliament, I am fighting for digital
rights and universal access to knowledge and culture. Nothing is more
encouraging than seeing that young people around the world are thinking
about what the web of the future should look like, and who use technology
in creative ways to improve their lives. I hope that your discussions will
be fruitful and empowering. I send all my best wishes from Brussels to

*Julia Reda, Pirate Party MEP*

There were three sessions at this year's event, e-entrepreneurship, data,
and rights on the net.

First session was on e-entrepreneurship, and Canan Döşlü of Kidimami App
has presented her business as a start up, the discussion focused on
opportunities and hardships in investments and starting a business in
Turkey. Later Gökhan Biçici of Dokuz8 Citizen-Journalism News Agency talked
about the media in Turkey and need for citizen-based initiatives, expanding
the circle of network and building trust among readers.

-Dokuz8 News: https://twitter.com/dokuz8haber

-Kidimami: www.Kidimami.com

Professor Aslı Telli Aydemir also briefly mentioned Güniversite initiative,
designed to give e-trainings and online lectures to people, at university
level by academics without time and place limitations.

-Güniversite: http://www.guniversite.com

During the discussion on the first session, Jeremy Rifkin's “Zero Marginal
Cost Society” talk was mentioned and commons network was brought up:

Another reference that was mentioned is Turkish economist Selçuk Şirin's
TED Talk focusing on the importance of having a dream for innovative and
creative economy, rather than only labor-based production systems:

As a final statement in the e-entrepreneurship, there was also mention of
an important topic of last year's Youth IGF, when there was a session on
fact-checking and verification of news sources. There was a participant
from “Doğruluk Payı” (Some Truth) at the IGF and Teyit.org (a recent
initiative set up to verify news) has been mentioned.

-Doğruluk Payı http://www.dogrulukpayi.com

-teyit.org https://teyit.org

Afternoon session started with the first topic of *Data*. Two lawyers who
are also Youth IGF Turkey organization committee Bentley Yaffe and Selin
Kaledelen have opened the discussion. Among the topics discussed in this
session were especially storage of data by private and state sources, uses
of data, advertising, data-leaks and hacking, underage presence and
protection of underage children's information online were significant.

There was also mention of Manuel Castells' “Network Society” works and
writings in this session.

Finally, as part of data and protection of private data, the “right to be
forgotten” was talked of, starting with the case of Mario Costeja Gonzalez
and addressing the issue from a right to information Vs. right to be
forgotten aspect regarding more recent examples.

Third and last session was on *Rights on the Net*, and opening remarks were
made by activist Murat Çekiç who talked of his knowledge and experiences on
right to exist on the internet beyond rights-advocacy. Under this title
there were discussions on anti-LGBTI censorship online, nationalization on
the net, internet nostalgia, as well as hate speech and free expression.

Final remarks mentioned the repeated will to initiate a national IGF for
2017, which has not been possible due to many reasons in 2016; and monthly
digital talks initiating a deeper discussion for each sub-topic in the
coming year as well as having extended relations in terms of approaching
digital issues from multidisciplinary perspectives.

Gürkan Özturan


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