Meltem Arikan
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The most efficient power of the digital world is neither money nor armament but information. Governments and companies, which insist on remaining in the analog world, are trying to hinder access to information and will continue to do so. The most important necessity for freedom and existence of women and men is to be able to access and share information.

Çağımızın en önemli gücü ne para ne de silahtır. Çağımızın en önemli gücü bilgidir. Bilgiye ulaşabilme özgürlüğünü analog dünyada  kalmakta ısrarlı olan devletler ve şirketler engellemeye çalışmaktadırlar ve çalışacaklardır. Bilgiyi edinmek ve paylaşmak kadınların ve erkeklerin özgürleşerek var olabilmeleri için en önemli gereksinimleridir

Meltem Arıkan is a Turkish novelist and playwright. Her fourth novel Yeter Tenimi Acıtmayın (Stop Hurting My Flesh) was banned in early 2004 by the Committee to Protect the Minors from Obscene Publications, with the accusation of "Writing about the non-existing incest fact in Turkey, attempting to disturb the Turkish family order with a feminist approach.” The ban was lifted after two months and Arıkan has been awarded with “Freedom of Idea and Statement Prize 2004” by the Turkish Publishers’ Association. She published her 9th novel in 2009.  Stop Hurting My Flesh was recently republished in Turkish and will be published in English in 2013.

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