Aslı Ceren Aslan at the Gothenburg Democracy Talks

The Place of Journalism in the Struggle for Human Rights in Turkey

Aslı Ceren Aslan is a journalist, editor, and activist from Turkey. Aslan’s work is largely focused on issues of women’s rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and the situation of Kurdish people in Turkey. She has been persecuted and imprisoned by the Turkish judicial system because of her journalistic work and social media activism. She is presently an ICORN resident in the City of Växjö, Sweden. In December 2023 she published her first novel, We Are Each Other’s Remedy in Turkish (Birbirimizin Çaresiyiz) and in Swedish (Bara vi själva kan rädda varandra).

This Gothenburg Democracy Talk is part of the International Youth Think Tank’s ongoing work on Democracy’s Need for Truthfulness and Journalistic Safeguarding. Following the presentation by our distinguished guest speaker, a pair of our Youth Fellows will reflect on the subject at hand and give a brief overview of the ideas developed by the think tank so far.

If you are interested, feel free to take part of our previously published Working Paper, Policy Brief and Youth Panel on the subject.

This lunch seminar series is organized by the the IYTT-International Youth Think Tank, and the Department of Law at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, in collaboration with the student-led lunch event organizer Brännpunkt Europa. It is financed by Gustav Adolf Bratts föreläsningsfond.

The seminar will be held in Volvosalen, Vasagatan 1, Gothenburg, and will also be live-streamed on our Youtube-channel. It is free to attend but please sign up below. You can find the other seminars in the series here.



Welcome & Introduction
Urban Strandberg, Managing Director IYTT

The Place of Journalism in the Struggle for Human Rights in Turkey
Aslı Ceren Aslan, ICORN guest journalist and writer in the Municipality of Växjö.

Youth Fellows’ Commentators Panel
Lisa Lundgren, Silvia Papic, Jouman Tafnkji

Open Floor Discussion


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Apr 10 2024


12:00 - 13:30


Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg


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