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Danah Boyd int. in the Guardian, Facebook and activism and more..

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 at 10:28

One of the most prominent scholar on youth and social networking sites, Danah Boyd, is interviewed in the Guardian..

Danah Boyd: ‘People looked at me like I was an alien’

Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd talks about social networking, young people and how the web is more private than your home

What the New Facebook Privacy Rules Mean for Activists

from DigiActive.org by Mary Joyce

Yesterday Facebook enacted a new set of privacy rules, the purpose of which is to expand the information which all users share, making it “easier for you to find and connect with the people you’re looking for.”  However, according to a great analysis by the  Electronic Frontier Foundation:

4G network comes to Scandinavia

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Swedish and Norwegian mobile users could be among the first to use a fourth-generation (4G) mobile network.

Translated.by: crowdsourced volunteer translations to Eastern Euro languages

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Read the rest of this entry »

Dark games at play against the Democratic Initiative?

In Turkey and Kurds, Turkish politics on December 7, 2009 at 19:38

Is it a coincidence that 7 Turkish soldiers are killed probably by Kurdish guerillas, a Kurdish demonstrator killed in riots, and a civilian dies wounded by Kurdish rioters in 48 hours?

All have their own genealogies, but happening at the same moment signifies a conspiracy of parties against further democratization. It is ironic to see that both pro-Kurdish activists and nationalist Turks are campaigning against government’s Democratization Initiative a.k.a. Kurdish initiative. Both militaristic and both will lose initiative if the Initiative has success…

here comes: Gov’t said it postponed to discuss an amendment to lower down charges against under-age demonstrators….

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Serap Eser died today. She was burnt in high degrees when rioters threw molotov cocktails to a public bus…Facebook page.

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Aydın Erdem, a demonstrator, a college student, was killed yesterday during pro-PKK riots with a bullet…Facebook page.

AFP: One dead as violence flares in Turkey protests

May god bless their souls, those 7 soldiers killed today:

Uzman çavuş Harun Arslanbey (Adana); erler: Onur Bozdemir (Adıyaman), Kemal Pide (Ordu), Ferit Demir (Muş), Yakup Mutlu (Muş), Cengiz Sarıbaş (Giresun) ve Fatih Yonca’nın (Hatay)

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In tribute to Sophie Lancaster

In Attractions: football, cinema, music, Documents on November 26, 2009 at 23:37

Produced by creative agency Propaganda, in association with iconic British band, Portishead, Dark Angel is a beautifully haunting rendition of Sophies story.

The Murder of Sophie Lancaster was a murder case in the United Kingdom in 2007. The victim was brutally attacked along with her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, while walking through Stubbylee Park in Bacup, Rossendale in Lancashire. As a result of her severe head injuries she went into a coma, never regained consciousness, and later died. The police said the attack may have been provoked by the couple wearing gothic fashion and being members of the goth subculture…. Read the rest of this entry »

Virtual Issue: The Anthropology of Knowledges

In Announcements, Anthropology on November 17, 2009 at 18:40

[pls check below for more anthro news]

In advance of the American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce the Virtual Issue on “The Anthropology of Knowledges”. The articles are available online without any charge.

To know or not to know? Practices of knowledge and ignorance among Bidayuhs in an “impurely” Christian world
Liana Chua Read the rest of this entry »

Political street-art

In Documents, Turkish Society on November 3, 2009 at 10:28

Political streetartings from various cities of Turkey

istanbul 2010 kültür sanat başkenti

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Broadband: a legal right!

In Cyberculture, Journalism on October 15, 2009 at 23:34

Broadband Internet is Now a Legal Right in Finland

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

The EU Parliament has on several occasions stated that access to the Internet is one of basic human rights. Now, Finland has become the first country to actually declare fast (broadband) Internet access a legal right. Read the rest of this entry »

Human chain for Ceylan, this evening in Taksim

In Announcements, Turkey and Kurds, Turkey in Europe, Turkish judiciary, Turkish military on October 15, 2009 at 09:57
I have an evening lecture, I will probably not be there but let me announce the event for Ceylan. Another shame for the Turkish authorities. In the mean time, not much progress in the Hrant Dink assassination trial, censorship issues and a note on infamous Diyarbakır Prison. Erkan’s Field Diary offers a roundup on the darker side.

An asymmetrical war against the military

by ADEM YAVUZ ARSLAN
We have heard this so many times in the past, but we heard it once more this past Friday at the weekly press conference held at the military’s General Staff headquarters: “There is an asymmetrical war being waged against the military.” Read the rest of this entry »

Erkan’s live from the World Bank/ IMF meetings

In Announcements, Erkan's habitus, Journalism on October 6, 2009 at 11:52

A live coverage from the inside and a post to be updated continously- updates just below the photo

A new turn in Erkan's Field Diary history. Receiving official invitation to press room...

A new turn in Erkan's Field Diary history. Receiving official invitation to press room...

The Meetings has an officially blog-style site for photos, videos and other informative stuff.

Information about the World Bank meetings and events

In the opening talk, Mr. Erdoğan also hinted at protests outside underlining the fact that global economic life is hard and protests are not totally unjustified. Protests in Taksim, very close to meeting center. I have now a post on protest roundup.  And all other media roundup on meetings updated in yet another post.

Glad to make it to the press room with his Lamb of God sweatshirt, unshaved face and hangover mood; not stopped by police for being a potential protester.
Policemen around were very polite maybe because of I did conform the image of an ordinary journalist. Private security guards are less polite by the way. Towards the evening, I had one or two occasions where I had to threaten back because of the latters’ rudeness. (But of course, policemen vs. protesters is another case)

Erkan’s live from the World Bank/ IMF meetings- Protests roundup

In Announcements on October 6, 2009 at 11:30
last update: 8 October

This might the coolest action in protests. The protester throws a firework through a pipe to a police helicopter. Read the rest of this entry »

Shoe-throwing- Turkish version

In Announcements on October 1, 2009 at 14:28

last update: 02 Oct. 2009- 10:50

Todays Birgüns first page

Today's Birgün's first page

The paper for whom Mr. Özbek works for shows solidarity, I guess. “Everyone needs a shoe one day”. The thrown shoe is an imitation Nike shoe.

Selçuk Özbek, an editor at Birgün, a leftist daily, throws a shoe at Mr. Strauss-Kahn. The incident took place at another campus of my university. I was in the other campus, waiting  for the introductory meeting with Media MA students. At first, we thought he was one of our students but he turned out to be a journalist. Not particularly imaginative after the original show throwing event. Mr. Strauss-Kahn responded maturely.

The protester has been released during the day. My Facebook and Friendfeed newsstream is full of comments praising the action although I am not that excited. More in the comments section…

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