Internet Ungovernance Forum


Internet Governance Forum 2014 will be held in Istanbul between September 2-5. Interested parties all around the world will join and follow this important event. As internet turns to be an important part of our lives, this event becomes more important for us.

But we see that most urgent problems of the internet doesn't get the interest it deserves. We think the most urgent problems are censorship and freedom of speech, surveillance and privacy, excessive commercialization and super-monopolies; protective, prohibitionist and conservative approaches; awful governance examples like Turkey's etc.. Also, the perpetrators of those problems, governments and corporations, are getting representation they didn't deserve. In a situation like this, we thought that we should do something to defend the internet as we know it and help people like us to raise their voice.

That's why we're organizing Internet Ungovernance Forum at the same times with IGF, September 4-5, for people who demand a free, secure and neutral internet to come together. We'll talk about the real problems of the internet and how we can solve these and take action about it.

If you want a free, secure and neutral internet and you’re fighting for it, we’re asking you to join and support us.


4th and 5th of September, 2014


Istanbul Bilgi University, Santral Campus
Shuttle service will be provided from Lutfi Kirdar Congress Center to Bilgi University.
For the Bilgi University Shuttle service schedules...

How to participate?

If you want to organize a panel or workshop, or just want to be a panelist on a topic, send your proposals via email.


  • Surveillance
  • Censorship
  • Law, legislation, rights
  • Freedom on Speech and Alternative Media
  • Net Neutrality
  • Solidarity Mechanisms
  • Women and Youth Inclusion
  • Digital Divide
  • Governance & Ungovernance
  • Technical Solutions

Proposal Types:

  • 10 minutes presentations
  • 30, 45 or 90 minutes panels or workshops
  • If you have another one, please write us details.

If you’re a NGO, group or project you can open booths at IUF. Also you can be a volunteer at the event.

Please send your panel, presentation, workshop or such kind of event proposals to



Tentative Program.

4. September, Thursday 5. September, Friday
Room/Salon A Room/Salon B Room/Salon A Room/Salon B
10:00 Opening and Introductions
10:30 Keynote Yaman Akdeniz
11:15 Break/Ara (15 min/dk) Internet Governance Map Launch
11:30 İnternet and Human Rights in Turkey
(Mod: Aslı TelliAydemir)

Elif Kuzeci, Bahcesehir University
Kerem Altıparmak, Ankara University, Law Faculty
Ben Wagner
Agnes Callamard
(IstanbulHackerspace, RSF
Solidarity against dispossession in the city on the internet
(mod: Burak Arikan)

Elif Ince
Yasar Adanali
Joana Varon
Niels ten Oever
Aslı Telli Aydemir
Bitmask Workshop (Harry Halpin)
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Unconference

AletEtme Campaign
Linus Nordberg
Melda Akbaş

Unconference Citizen journalism and Alternative Media
(Mod: Isik Mater)

Elif Akgül - Bianet
Tuba Güneş- Çapul TV
Firat Yumusak, Ötekilerin Post
140 Journos
Gillo Cutrupi, Tactical Tech
Mallory Knodel, APC
15:45 Coffee Break (15 dk)
16:00 Surveillance & Net Neutrality
(Mod:Orkut Murat Yılmaz)

Katitza Rodriguez, EFF
Amelia Andersdotter, Pirate Party, Sweden
Melih Kırlıdoğ - AIA
Chris Soghoian, ACLU
Marcus Becedahl,
Power to the People! Revolutionary Philosophical Implications ofInternet Governance - Harry Halpin Keynote
Web We Want

Solidarity Networks
(mod: Renata Avila)
18:00 Keynote Jacob Appelbaum Christopher Soghoian and a Special Guest
19:00 Shuttle from Bilgi University Santral Campus to Taksim
20:00 Reception/Kokteyl (Studio Live, Taksim)


Please contact us sending an email ( or tweet (@altbilisim) for any subject.


Please send an email to including at least "your name", "country", "organization, university"