“You Are The Voice”: Video Activism Workshop for NGOs (Training of Trainers) was organized with the contribution of the Think Civil EU Program in Ankara in 2016 and in Mersin in 2017. In the workshop, video activists and trainers came together with NGO representatives to share knowledge and experience. The book entitled “Concepts, Problems and Implementations in Video Activism” has been published with the contribution of workshop trainers. As the Alternative Informatics Association, we conducted “You Are the Voice: Video Activism Workshops” intended for civil society organizations in 2016 in Ankara and in 2017 in Mersin. During the workshops that we conducted with the contribution of the Think Civil EU Program, we gave theoretical and practical knowledge on video activism to the representatives of civil society organizations and addressed topics such as the use of video for activism, the power of image, digital security, technical knowledge and ethical issues.

In “You Are The Voice: Video Activism Workshop” held for the first time between May 13-15, 2016, in Ankara, we aimed at raising awareness on video activism and making the use of video as a tool of rights more effective. In the first day of the workshop held in Ankara, Prof. Mutlu Binark (Hacettepe University) and Res. Asst. Tuğrul Çomu (Ankara University) introduced the Alternative Informatics Association. Afterwards,
Asst. Prof. Perrin Öğün Emre (Kadir Has University) and Asst. Prof. Gülüm Şener (Arel University) adressed the concept of video activism, its historical development and theoretical approaches, examples of video activism from the world and from Turkey, while Att. Faruk Çayır addressed the legal problems during the production and sharing processes of visual-audio materials, and Witness video activist Raja Althaibani talked about the global video activism.

Mersin

The trainers of “You Are The Voice” workshop held between January 27-29, 2017, in Mersin, were as follows: Asst. Prof. Ahmet Taylan (Mersin University), Asst. Prof. Recep Ünal (Mersin University), Asst. Prof. Nihan Gider Işıkman (Başkent University), Asst Prof. Perrin Öğün Emre (Kadir Has University), Asst. Prof. Gülüm Şener (Istanbul Arel University), Kazım Kemal Kırım (Envai Film), Kazım Kızıl (Kamera Sokak), Onur Metin (Seyr-i Sokak, Bak.ma), Att. Faruk Çayır, Raja Althaibani (Witness).

Book: “Concepts, Problems, and Implementations in Video Activism”

The book entitled “Concepts, Problems and Implementations in Video Activism” has been published by the um:ag publishing house in 2018 with the contribution of the trainers of “You Are The Voice: Video Activism Workshops for NGOs”. The book that has come out with the contribution of the trainers of “You Are The Voice: Video Activism Workshops for NGOs” has been compiled by Gülüm Şener and Nihal Gider Işıkman. Please click HERE to buy the book.