Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Newsfeed - March 7

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Three counts of insult to injury: The unbearable weight of daily news in Turkey

Turkish Minister of EU Affairs grossly misrepresents facts on BBC by calling some of the arrested journalist rapists; reporters who work for the news agency that uncovered the sexual abuse scandal in a juvenile prison are arrested; and the AKP majority in the parliament rejects a proposal that could allow the continuation of the trial of Sivas Massacre (1993) -- find out the details on GIT - North America.

Students facing prison -- again

Read another example of the students becoming targets for "discipline and punish" policies on GIT - North America.

The Dean's New Job: Social media surveillance

Marmara University College of Communication Dean Yusuf Devran, whose name became well-known for suspending Communication senior Mikail Boz from University for 6 months because he had criticized his becoming dean so fast, has now begun sleuthing.
Find out how on GIT - North America.

Freedom of Expression, Association and Publication: BIA Media Monitoring Full Report

Emel Gülcan from Bianet writes about the freedom of expression, association and publication landscape invaded by criminal charges and interpretations of the vaguely phrased Anti-Terrorism Law in Turkey. Read it via GIT - North America.

More from POMED: Dispensing with the Turkish Model

Read an article written by Sinan Ciddi on the appeal and feasibility of the Turkish model for the wider Middle East region via GIT - North America.