Category Archives: Sweden

CfA: Media Bar Camp “Art and Transformation”

The IX international MediaBarCamp 26 — 29 May 2016 Lithuania The 9th international MediaBarCamp 2016 (MBC2016) is a unique social media non-conference event, that will take place on 26-29 May, 2016 in Lithuania and will bring together activists from Belarus … Continue reading

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Mobbing: Facing the Bullies [Reunion/ Återträffen, 2013]

  The Swedish Palace in Istanbul has a wonderful series of activities varying from network meetings, digital gatherings and film nights. The season finale of the film nights of this year took place on June 4th, 2015 with the screening … Continue reading

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İsveç’te Cami Saldırıları ve Aşırı Sağ SverigeDemokraterna’nın Yükselişi

On yıldan uzun süredir din ve etnik kimlik temelli saldırılarda bir artış gözlenirken bu saldırılar birbirleriyle ilişkili olarak gerçekleşmemiş bile olsa etkileri çok geniş bir yelpazede kendine yer ediniyor. (Aslı Bianet’te)   2007 yılında Erasmus programı için İsveç’e ilk gittiğimde … Continue reading

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Alternatif Nobel Ödülü Snowden’in

ABD’deki dinleme skandalını ortaya çıkaran Edward Snowden, Nobel Komitesi kararını verene kadar Alternatif Nobel olarak da bilinen Doğru Yaşam Ödüllerinden Onur Ödülünün sahibi oldu. (Ojinali AGOS’ta)   Nobel Barış Ödülü için daha önce Korsan Partilerin aday gösterdiği Edward Snowden, Nobel … Continue reading

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Watching “The Pirate Bay: Away From Keyboard” at Swedish Palace in Istanbul

Tonight, a new series of events (Popcorn Nights) have set off with the screening of #TPB #AFK at the Swedish Palace in Istanbul, or in other words Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul. However strange it felt to watch this … Continue reading

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#NetClean: Is Sweden Helping Turkey to Suppress Digital Freedoms?

Is the Gothenborg-based NetClean software as innocent as it is presented or is it used for silencing political dissent? (Original on PirateTimes) Are Turkey’s notorious attempts to limit freedom of expression on the Internet adopting yet another powerful tool? This … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Billström: A Move to Sweden

Recently there have been many controversial remarks by Swedish politicians concerning racism, discrimination and intolerance to non-Swedish identities. Lastly in an interview to Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s  Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Ministry of Justice Tobias Billström said “Sometimes we have … Continue reading

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Save Erasmus, Save the EU

I have grown up adoring Europe from the very corner of it; just nearby yet outside. The earliest memory of Europe for me was the Champions’ League opening theme and the starry flag of a continent-wide football event. Over the … Continue reading

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Cadde boyu travestik, kaotik bir yığın: ISTIKLAL

Dünya kültürünün can alıcı noktalarından birisi, her tür görüşün de taksim edildiği alan Taksim. Istiklal Caddesi boyunca aşağıya doğru yürümek istediğinizde çok çarpıcı görüntülerle karşılaşırsınız. Her defasında insanı şaşırtır gördükleri. Fakat şu an yaşadığımız anda İstiklal’in aldığı hal artık bu … Continue reading

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Amedee or How to Get Rid of SverigeDemokraterna

There have been millions of voices rising against the rising power of the Swedish Democrats (SD) in the last many months before the September 19th elections in Sweden. I was among those who wished that the SD would not be able to get enough votes to have representation in the parliament; yet the steady rise of SD has triggered something in my mind. I personally believed that such parties that constitute a danger for democracy should be kept on its knees and not allowed representation. But this just hides the problem for a while and in the meantime it keeps growing and growing, like Amedee (as in Eugene Ionesco’s play). In order to prove that Swedish Democracy is ripened enough with full tolerance for all ideologies –as long as they do not turn into violence- SD will be given a chance in the parliament.
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