The rise of populism and post-truth is a wake up call to humanity and modernity to: (1) Recognize that knowledge production, journalism (and life) are value-loaded, and thus, inherently political, (2) Rethink the relationship between journalism and activism, (3) Realize it is not politics but sweeping politics under the carpet and unchecked human power that are existential threats to journalism, democracy and peace on planet Earth in the 21st century
In Cambodia I often heard that the particularity of the Cambodian genocide is the fact that “they killed their own people”. They mean by it that Khmer Rouge killed their ethnic kin, other Khmer.
The tenth International Hrant Dink Award was presented on Saturday, September 15th during an award ceremony held at the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
At the entrance of Tuol Sleng, which was known as S-21 prison under the Khmer Rouge, a visitor is faced with a poster that publicized the ten “security regulations” of the prison, in Khmer, with French and English translations. Number six says: “while getting lashes or electrification you must not cry at all.”
The decision taken by the Foundations Council under DG Foundations paves the way for the allocation of worship places such as synagogues and churches under the administration of the Directorate General of Foundations to minority foundations against no cost.
If you had told Aram Manoukian on March 6, 1908, that within a decade he would successfully lead the defense of Van against the Ottoman military, save tens of thousands of Armenians from imminent murder, become the temporary governor of Van after the withdrawal of the Turkish forces, and then emerge as the founder of the First Armenian Republic as Tsarist Russia faltered, he probably would have had a good laugh. After all, that day seemed to usher in the end of Aram’s life as a free man—if not his life altogether—as Turkish policemen and soldiers dragged him out of a 30-foot-deep well where he was hiding with fellow revolutionaries, and escorted the lot of them to the military commander’s residence, where they were interrogated, photographed, and sent to solitary confinement.
Here's the full speech of Fethiye Çetin, made for 11. commemoration of Hrant Dink.