Archive for the ‘Journalism’ Category

“European Court of Human Rights recognises right to protect sources

In Journalism on December 17, 2009 at 03:25

European Court of Human Rights recognises right to protect sources

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Jennifer Lush

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled in the favour of five media companies yesterday, recognising a journalistic right to protect anonymous sources, reports AFP.

The Financial Times, the Independent, the Guardian, the Times and Reuters news agency won an appeal against British courts who had ordered them to hand over documents relating to a Belgian brewing firm, Interbrew. Read the rest of this entry »

Unholly Alliance between Microsoft and Murdoch?

In Cyberculture, Journalism on November 24, 2009 at 08:01


Microsoft and News Corp in Discussions to Remove Newspaper Content from Google

rupert_murdochYes, really. Rupert Murdoch’s crusade to blame Google for the failing newspaper business model continues today, as it emerges that News Corp has conducted talks with Microsoft about de-indexing the company’s sites from Google and (presumably) being paid to include them in Bing instead. Read the rest of this entry »

Andrés Mourenza: Transcaucasia Express

In Announcements, Journalism, Turkey and Armenians on November 18, 2009 at 14:47

Andres speaks about his book at Cervantes Institute

I have met Andrés a few months ago offline although I knew him for a while online. He is based in Istanbul, a Spanish journalist who has a good regional knowledge background. This cordial guy has released a book entitled as a Transcaucasia Express (in Spanish), which can be downloaded here:

The book is about his roadtrip to Armeania to watch the football game between Turkey and Armenia. When he couldn’t find a plane ticket to Erevan, he and his friends had decided to take a road trip and this is the story of it. (Yes, one can fly from Istanbul to Turkey but cannot directly drive to Armenia because land border is closed. So one has to go through Georgia to reach Armenia.. ) Read the rest of this entry »

the 71st Anniversary of Atatürk’s Death

In Announcements, Journalism on November 10, 2009 at 15:41

last updated: 11 Nov 2009, 12:30

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–10 November 1938) was a Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, and founder of the Republic of Turkey as well as its first President.

Today’s most Atatürkist newspaper first pages:  🙂

cumhuriyet Read the rest of this entry »

A success day for Turkish cybersphere

In Blogroll, Cyberculture, Journalism on October 30, 2009 at 15:22

Web based Turkish  journalism sites’ representatives were invited to Presidential reception for the Republic’s 86th anniversary yesterday as note here.

A list of invitees:

Aktif Haber

En Son Haber
Haber Vitrini

Haber X


Süper Poligon
Türk Time


A roundup on journalism and cyberculture follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Yet another e-reader- QUE

In Journalism on October 20, 2009 at 16:11

I have been preparing myself for e-reader age by downloading entire books and many articles everyday. In the mean time, I am looking and waiting for the proper model to begin with. Editors Weblog introduces QUE…

Meet ‘QUE’, Plastic Logic’s soon to be launched e-reader

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Jennifer Lush

que.jpgThe buzz surrounding Plastic Logic‘s highly anticipated e-reader was renewed yesterday with the release of an official name for the device, and more importantly, an official launch date.

And check out other media related stuff:

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Live from 17th Annual EU – Turkey Conference of Journalists at Bilgi U.

In Journalism, Turkey in Europe on October 16, 2009 at 10:12
Turkey's chief negotiatior Egemen Bağıs also attends the meeting

Turkey's chief negotiatior Egemen Bağıs also attends the meeting

All coverage is through Erkan’s filtering/paraphrasing. Please be careful in quoting. I strongly recommend to get actual transcripts instead of relying my interpretative quotation style. And I am not particularly good at concentrated listening!

(Participants in alphabetical order: Mehmet Altan (Star), Murat Belge (Taraf), Florence Biedermann (AFP, Fransa), Abdülhamit Bilici (Zaman / Cihan Haber Ajansı), Mehmet Ali Birand (Posta / Milliyet/ HDN / Kanal D), Eyüp Can (Referans), Cansu Çamlıbel (Hürriyet), Evangelos Demiris (Athens News Agency, Yunanistan), Konstanty Gebert (Gazeta Wyborcza, Polonya), Rolf Gustavsson (Svenska Dagbladet, İsveç), Emil Hurezeanu (Realitatea-Catavencu, Romanya), John Peet (The Economist, Birleşik Krallık), Bernardo de Miguel Renedo (Cinco Dias, İspanya) ve Michael Thumann (Die Zeit, Almanya).

This is post in progress.

Pierini: 60 European journalists are brought to Turkey and 60 Turkish ones sent this year.

Bağış: M.Pierini is the Good French after Pierini’s positive remarks towards TR’s membership – [He always does that (E.S)]
Turkey is member of every European organizations except the EU.
[Praise of Istanbul, multicultural etc. happening in every panel now:)] Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

“Speech for the Council of Europe Cross-Border Internet, Consultation meeting (Strasbourg)

In Cyberculture, Journalism, Turkish judiciary on October 11, 2009 at 13:14

Speech for the Council of Europe Cross-Border Internet, Consultation meeting (Strasbourg)

This speech will be delivered in Strasbourg on Thursday, 08 October, 2009

Intervention Speech for the Cross-Border Internet: Consultation meeting organised by the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 8-9 October 2009
By Dr. Yaman Akdeniz, Associate Professor in Law, Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University.

It is a great honour to be here today in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe, and to be very close to the European Court of Human Rights. For me, as an academic working in the field of human rights and new media, in particular with regards to legal and policy issues surrounding the Internet since the mid 1990s, the role of both the Council, and the European Court has been crucially important.

and more from cyberspace:

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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)