| Isik Mater|
| December 31, 2010 (2010-12-31)|
Eğitim Mah. Ömerbey Sok. Keskin Hancı İş Merkezi No.19/B 34722 Kadıköy Istanbul, Turkey
Internet Freedom, Digital Rights
The Alternative Informatics Association (Turkish: Alternatif Bilişim Derneği) is an Istanbul, Turkey based civil society organization focusing on the issues of media literacy, Internet censorship, and mass surveillance.
The association organizes conferences, workshops, publishes e-books, as well as contributes to the organization of online and offline campaigns against internet censorship, mass surveillance. Members have also contributed to publications and activities concerning digital literacy and online games.
Alternative Informatics Association Wikipedia
Members of the association were part of the organization committee of Turkey's largest street protests against Internet censorship which took place on July 2010 in Istanbul and May 2011 with demonstrations in 30 cities.
In recent years the Association has expanded its role in reporting breaches of digital rights in Turkey and demanding the protection of associated freedoms.
The Alternative Informatics Association organizes the annual New Media conference in Turkey which has brought together academics, activists and journalists to discuss threats against digital freedom.
Alternative Informatics Association gained its official status on December 31, 2010. However, the activities started online and offline before its inauguration.November 2008: ozgurinternet.info established
June 7, 2009: Conference on the Internet Bans and Approaches to the Internet, Baro Apaydın Saloon/İstanbul
November 21, 2009: Panel Discussion on “Hate Speech on New Media”, Tarık Z. Tunaya K.M./İstanbul
March, 2010: Panel Discussion on “Hate Speech on New Media”, Ankara University Communication Faculty Ankara
April, 2010: A Workshop for Discussing the Internet BEKSAV /Ankara
June–July 2010: The Declaration of the Common Platform against the Censhorship, Taksim Protest March, Active participation in Turkish Grand Assembly Visits
July 1–4, 2010: Panel Discussion on Cultural Industries and Copy-Left European Social Forum, Istanbul
September 21–23, 2010: Participation in TBD (Informatics Association of Turkey) Informatics Convention/Ankara
September, 2010: Published book Hate Speech on the New Media- Collected Work, Kalkedon Publications
December 2–4, 2010: Participation in I-net, ITU (Istanbul Technical university)/Istanbul
December 31, 2010: Alternative Informatics Association gained its official status.
January 29, 2011 “Panel Discussion on WikiLeaks”, EMO (Chamber of Energy Engineers )/Istanbul
February 27, 2011 “Panel Discussion on Knowledge, Power, Internet Opposition”, BİLMÖK (Congress of Computer Engineering Students), Yeditepe University
March 16, 2011 “Panel Discussion on the Internet Bans”, Yıldız Technical University, Computer Education Department, Istanbul
March 24, 2011, Panel Discussion on Hate Speech on the New Media, Anadolu University, Eskişehir
April 16, 2011, Workshop on Hate Speech on the New Media, International Hate Speeches Conference, Lütfi Kırdar/İstanbul
April 28, 2011, Day for Tracking Hate Speeches on the New Media, Turkey
May 6, 2011, Alternative Approach to ERP Processes, ERP Days Chamber of Architects and Engineers, ITU (İstanbul Technical University), Gümüşsuyu/Istanbul
May 10, 2011, Board for Information Technologies and Communication, Report against the Decision and Filter Application of the Board
May 15, 2011, March Against the Internet Censorship called “Don’t Touch My Internet”, Istanbul/Ankara
May 21, 2011 “Social Media” Computer Education Department Congress, YTÜ/Istanbul
May 25, 2011 “Participation in the Meeting of the Internet Board”, Istanbul
June 3, 2011, Panel Discussion: Internet Censorship in Turkey Boğaziçi Univ., İstanbul
June 4, 2011, Workshop on Moral Values on the New Media, Kadir Has University, Department of New Media, İstanbul
Bring the case on the prevention of the website “sites.google.com” to European Court of Human Rights,
E-Book on Wikileaks and Arap Spring, titled as Courageous New Media, April 2011
E-book, Politics Of E-Participation: Young People Online, ISBN 978-605-62169-1-6
September 12–13, UNICEF Worhshop, Internet Usage of Youths and Children in Turkey, Ankara
September 16, Seminars on Dijital Video Games, METU Ankara
September 17, Internet Censorship, EMO Samsun,
September 17, Forbidding Forbidden round table meeting, ISEA, Istanbul
September 20, discussion P2P theory with Micahel Bauwens, Istanbul
October 14–15, Workshop on Mapping with FreeSoftwares, OpenStreetMap, Istanbul
October 16, Alternative Media Festival, Hate Speech, Digital Activism, Istanbul
November 10, case against the Decision and Filter Application of the Board, Ankara
November 18–20, LabourStart Int. Conference, Linux Workshop, Istanbul
December 1–3, sessions on INET'11, Censorship, Law and Internet, Internet Media and DPI, İZMİR
November 21–23, UNICEF Children Forum, Internet Usage of Youths and Children in Turkey, ANKARA
December 4 and January 21, Meetings on Internet as a Human Right on New Constitution, collaborated with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Turkei, ISTANBUL
December 27, session on Chaos Communication Congress 28C3, Berlin
January 7, declaration, Academic Awareness and a Call to All University Rectorships Against The Deployment of ICTA's Filter
January 2012, Participating on establishing of Turkey Digital Game Association
February 18, Internet Blackout against SOPA
March 2012, Seminar Digital Surveillance, Marmara Unv.
March 2012, initiating of Istanbul HackerSpace, Istanbul
March 2012, Seminar “Suç altette mi?” on SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, etc., Bahçeşehir Unv., Istanbul
March 2012, Workshop: “The Future of Pardus” (Linux Distro by TUBITAK), IZMIT
March 2012, Workshop: Mind Map with VUE (visual understanding environment), Free Software Days Istanbul
April 9, Declaration of Internet Users' Rights
April 16, Statement about Internet in Turkey
May 20, Published Book: "Digital Surveillance in Turkey: Digital Personification of Citizens in Turkey from ID Numbers to E- IDs"
June 16, Panel: "Digital Surveillance in Turkey"
October 23, Panel: "Surveillance, Censorship and Data Protection in Turkey", ECREA Pre-Conference
September 2014, Internet Ungovernance Forum at Bilgi University
July 2015: Digital rights activist Isik Mater voted in as president of the Association