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Human Rights Violations in the Absence of Independent Media

April 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

April 21st, 12 pm at Buffalo Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY, 14203 (Ring of Knowledge Space on the Main Floor)

Presentation: “Human Rights Violations in the Absence of Independent Media” by Abdulhamit Bilici

Who knew that Turkey, the rising star of the Middle East about a decade ago, would soon become a place where many innocent people are profiled, jailed, tortured, and humiliated? In the absence of a fair, unbiased jurisdiction, many people were publicly arrested without a clear accusation and mostly based on “guilt by association”.

Veteran journalist Abdulhamit Bilici is coming to Buffalo to discuss the dynamics of this change and its meaning and implications for established or developing democracies around the world. Mr. Bilici is the last editor of Zaman Daily, best-selling newspaper before it was shut down in 2016.


April 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm