Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Newsfeed - February 1, 2012

The Blurring Boundaries between Freedom of Expression and Support for Terrorism in Turkey
There is a growing international awareness and criticism about the Justice and Development Party for its practices that blur the boundaries between freedom of expression and support for terrorism. Read more on GIT - North America.

Turkish journalist Mehmet Ali Birand’s commentary on the worsening condition of freedom of speech in Turkey
Read the translation of his commentary on GIT - North America.

104 Journalists and 30 Distributors are in Prison in Turkey
2011 Bia Media Monitoring reports that 2011 was the Year of Mass Arrests In Turkey. Read more on GIT - North America.

Minister of Education declares adjunct high school teachers as PKK propagandists
Read about the comments of the Minister of Education Omer Dincer and the response of the Union of Education workers on GIT - North America.

140journos: an Independent Counter Media Movement Defending Free Journalism 
Read about the 140journos and the future of independent journalism on GIT - North America.

The PKK: 'Rebels' or 'terrorists'?
AlJazeera covers the government's pressure on media, featuring the testimonies of prominent journalists in Turkey.

Taner Akcam: Genocide Recognition is about Justice, Not Freedom of Thought
The interview with Taner Akcam, the Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marion Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University was conducted by Guillaume Perrier and originally appeared in Le Monde on January 7. Read the English version via GIT - North America.