Friday, January 6, 2012

Newsfeed - January 6

To sign the inaugural declaration of GIT, please send an e-mail to -- to join GIT - North America, e-mail

We did not do any genocide, they betrayed us - true or false?

Read about the question in a college level History midterm exam that manages both to suppress free thought and to engage in hate speech on GIT - North America.

More on Unmanned News Vehicles

A journalist who works for a big TV station said on December 29, on condition of anonymity: "We are not allowed to cover the news. Some journalists here are in tears, the masquerade is just unbearable." Read Fréderike Geerdink's reporting via GIT-North America.

Court defense of the journalist Ahmet Şık (January 5, 2012)

"Those who produced these documents wanted to put each and every person, organization or institution they targeted in the same basket of Ergenekon, which is very far from truly investigating the dark and bloody history of the counter-guerilla in Turkey. In this way, they wanted to create “a thornless rose garden” for their own cause, the ultimate aim of which we cannot fully grasp today." Read the full text, translated into English on Turkey Press Freedom. For our earlier coverage of Ahmet Şık's trial, click here.