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Siems and Tkachenko in Istanbul

© Sara Whyatt
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© Sara Whyatt

Siems and Tkachenko in Istanbul

Photograph of members at the 6th conference of the Writers in Prison Committee, which was held in Istanbul from 2-4 March 2006. Larry Siems, director of the American Centre’s Freedom to Write and International Programmes (2000-14), is on the left; Alexander Tkachenko, founding member and general secretary of the Russian Centre (1994-2007), is on the right. This gathering, which was hosted by the Turkish Centre, was used to discuss the launch of a campaign against insult and criminal defamation laws under which writers and journalists were imprisoned worldwide, including Article 301 in Turkey, and featured a panel on “Freedom of Expression in Turkey Today”.

Siems and Tkachenko in Istanbul

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Siems y Tkachenko en Estambul

Fotografía de miembros en la 6a conferencia del Comité de Escritores en Prisión (WiPC, por sus siglas en inglés), celebrada en Estambul del 2 al 4 de marzo de 2006: Larry Siems, a la izquierda, director de los programas internacionales y el Freedom to Write del Centro Americano (2000-14); y Alexander Tkachenko, a la derecha, miembro fundador y secretario general del Centro Ruso (1994-2007). Este encuentro fue organizado por el Centro Turco, y en él se discutió sobre el lanzamiento de una campaña contra las leyes de insulto y difamación criminal, bajo las que escritores y periodistas estaban siendo encarcelados en todo el mundo, como el Artículo 301 en Turquía. Contó con una mesa redonda sobre «Freedom of Expression in Turkey Today».

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04/03/2006

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Sara Whyatt

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