Alternative Informatics Association - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Glossary

The AIA is a civil organization based in Turkey that aims to address forms of censorship, mass surveillance and media literacy in the country. The organization was formed in 2008 but was officially sanctioned in 2010 and helps to organize workshops and conferences, as well as producing e-books - All with the aim of campaigning against the censorship of media in Turkey.

Aside from its online presence, the association has also participated in street protests in Istanbul against internet censorship. Over the years, the association has developed and has helped to highlight the ongoing censorship that happens within Turkey, and fight for its citizens freedoms and privacy.