unises.net has been launched!
The Voice of University- Student News Portal For Trumpetting The Voice Of Students All Around Turkey Has Been Launched!
Students keep fighting against the increasing oppressions and right violations in universities by raising their voices in every area. Media as an essential part of civic space also has its fair share of that process by the presence of censorship mechanisms in it as well as the growing cases of forbidden contents and news websites. Thus, we have built the Voice of University News Portal with the purpose of promoting news reporting skills of students, making archives together with continuous newsfeed and making sustainable studies assisted by various workshops on human rights-based news-making.
Our primary aim is to create a sustainable platform in which students as the subjects of violations can make their voices heard and inform the public of the happenings on campuses and also, by doing workshops, experienced journalists can convey their knowledge to students who want to advance their knowledge as well as skills.
Under the guidance of our association and journalist consultant, a student club
or society from a different city will determine the news content as well as the subject matters for writings and produce content every month. While students produce human rights-based pieces and news items, they will also stand in solidarity with student accounts providing up-to-date newsfeed. The Voice of University will monthly supply ten pieces in three languages-Turkish, Kurdish and English.
Editors of the first month are students from Boğaziçi Vigil; from their own perspectives, they are describing both the Boğaziçi Resistance and life on campuses as civic spaces.
You can access the portal here.