What happens when the mainstream media fails? From Turkey we spoke with: Engin Onder and Cem Aydogdu of 140Journos, a twitter-based citizen journalism platform that became the most reliable source of information during the Gezi protests; and Emin Özmen, the leading Turkish photo journalist. From the Netherlands we spoke with research journalist Eric Smit and Mark Blaisse, who shared his experience with critical journalism under oppressive regimes. This event also marks the premiere of Özmen's documentary film Witnessing Gezi, and the opening of the Agence le Journal photo exhibition. In cooperation with Betul Elliatioglu and Thieu Besselink.
Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Entrance free. Starts at 15:00, doors open at 14:30. This discussion takes place within PARK, a bottom-up exhibition and research space that explores the core concerns of the Gezi protests. After the panel discussion there will be a full program featuring live music, food, art, film and more. Find out more here.