Turkey’s film festivals face a narrowing space for expression

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NGO Siyah Bant's report explains how film festivals in Turkey resist to pressures to censor cinematic works and how they can increase the possibility of resistance to censorship.

Cases of censorship at film festivals in Turkey have become increasingly common, more visible and have brought about devastating changes, creating a need for research focusing particularly on restrictions of freedom of expression at festivals. In this report, NGO Siyah Bant aims to lay out the strategies followed by film festivals in response to pressures to censor cinematic works and to develop the groundwork for increasing the possibility of resistance to censorship. (This is an English summary published by Index on Censorhip - you can access the full report in Turkish on Siyah Bant's website)

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