The authors who sign this proclamation come from different aesthetic, ideological or political fields and from different generations. However, apart from their differences, they agree on certain basic principles, which they wish to make public with this statement, underlining that they keep their personal beliefs intact.
They believe that freedom and diversity in expression, the confrontation of ideas, the independence of intellectual creation from any kind of manipulation, be it of state, political parties or of economic nature, is a necessary condition for the realization of the author’s work.
At the same time, however, they believe in the active and free participation of intellectual people in the commons, according to their beliefs, for the evaluation of the present times and the visualization of the future of the country, especially in terms of education and language. This is more imperative today, when the onsequences of the recent dictatorship are still severe.
They believe that the defense of democracy and the rights of human beings and citizens is a collective duty. In a world that needs solidarity, they feel solidarity with every writer and every person, anywhere on earth, who is persecuted for their work or ideas.
For these reasons, they believe that they have the obligation to join a collective effort, which would make possible the formation of an organization which could represent the intellectual potential of this country and express these principles and, at the same time, protect the legal interests of its members. Because they strongly believe that the author's work, despite its special character, is a form of profession, from the exercise of which rights arise that must be recognized and secured, without this implying privileged treatment, nor unfavorable discrimination for the author.