True Story

panel conversation

True Story: a panel conversation about new journalism with leading journalists from Turkey and the Netherlands in Mediamatic PARK

true story

What happens when the mainstream media fails? This question was discussed between Dutch and Turkish journalist  in the moderation of  Thieu Besselink. 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.


Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam.  16 Nov 2013 / 15h

what happened?

The discussion took place within PARK, a bottom-up exhibition and research space that explores the core concerns of the Gezi protests. After the panel discussion there was a full program featuring live music, food, art, film and more.

role of 56SPACES

The panel was coordinated by Betül Ellialtıoğlu  and moderated by Thieu Besselink in PARK .