Category Archives: Social Media

Turkish Government Approves “Censorship Bill 3.0”

Turkish government has tried repeatedly over the course of years, to pass restrictive bills that suggest draconian measures to interrupt free flow of information on the internet, thus legalize censorship. Year after year a new bill has been drafted and … Continue reading

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Cumhuriyet Daily’s Administration Relieved of Duty after Charlie Hebdo Publication

In the aftermath of the Paris Massacre earlier in January, Cumhuriyet Daily had taken a courageous step and printed Charlie Hebdo in Turkish. It was one of the two newspapers that were allowed to print content, and they attracted the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Third Censorship Bill; Criminalizing Content-Sharing

Over the past few years Turkey has passed several censorship bills that have drawn upon heavy criticism nationally and from all around the world. As censorship circumvention has also taken off, these bills have practically been un-useful and failed to … Continue reading

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Censorship in Turkey’s Arts & Culture Scene under Erdoğan’s 12 years

Turkey’s ruling AKP has been in power in the last 12 years and has generally been bold in claiming that their rule has liberated Turkey from its chains. One of those chains has always been censorship in Turkey. The leadership … Continue reading

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Charlie Hedbo Cover Sparks Outrage in Turkey, yet Facebook OKs Lynching Campaign

Following Cumhuriyet Daily’s publication of the Charlie Hebdo’s latest issue, Turkey found herself in the middle of a very heated debate on “press freedom”. As soon as the daily was announced that the content would be printed in Turkish for … Continue reading

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Sansür ve gözetim başka Charlie Hebdo saldırılarını engeller mi?

Fransa yaşanan terör saldırıları sonrası çareyi “vatanseverlik yasası” ve sansür & gözetim uygulamalarında arıyor, fakat sorunun temeline inilmedikçe büyük bir entegrasyon sorunu kaçınılmaz. (Orjinali AGOS’ta) Son günlerde gerçekleşen ve toplam 17 kişinin ölümüyle sonuçlanan saldırı olaylarını kınamak için, 11 Ocak … Continue reading

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Suicide Bombing in Istanbul “Accidentally” Assumed, Turkish Marxist Organization

On January 6th, in the afternoon a woman in black covers walked into a tourism-police station in the touristic heart of Istanbul, right in the vicinity of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern. On a normal day, this area … Continue reading

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Facebook Censors Turkey’s Anti-Racist Initiative DurDe -Again!

(Original on Revolution News)   Facebook has long been a major player in the field of activism for many people in Turkey. In a country where traditional media is highly regulated and is subject to active censorship, social media platforms … Continue reading

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Facebook aktivistler için ücretli mi olacak?

Facebook, kullanıcıların alışkanlıklarına göre bazı profilleri, kişisel amaçlar dışında bularak toplumsal sayfalara dönüştürüyor. Bu durum bireysel aktivistlerin kişilik haklarına bir müdahale. (Orjinali AGOS’ta)   ABD’de Occupy Wall Street (OWS) eylemleri aktivistlerinden biri olan ve Facebook kullanmaya başlamasından uzun zaman önce … Continue reading

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Digitaler Salon in Berlin: How do Blogs score in contemporary media league?

One of the best outcomes of international gatherings in world-scale metropolises is new connections and emerging opportunities. The Digitaler Salon in Berlin’s Humboldt University is one of those outcomes. While in Berlin someone suggested I pay a visit to the … Continue reading

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