Thursday, January 5, 2012

Newsfeed - January 5

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An example of artistic terrorism found in the US!

GIT - North America worked hard to nail down what exactly could be called artistic terrorism, an İdris Naim Şahin concept like "scientific terrorism." We finally found it in the US! Read our illustrated piece here.

Censorship in Radikal's reporting?

GIT - North America identified two omissions in the reporting of the daily Radikal on Minister of Interior İdris Naim Şahin's infamous speech. Find out what they were here.

Melon, you say? Prosecutors say you were trying to topple the government

Read Claire Berlinski's piece on the trial of Turkish journalists, which was published on City Journal on January 3, 2012, here.

You say literature, I say porn: The obscenity trials

Read on the implications of artistic interpretations as to whether a text is literary or pornographic, which may send publishers and translators to prison, here.