Citizen journalism refers to people who often do not have any real training in journalism reporting news or commenting on current events. With the advent of the internet, average people gained a powerful voice that was once only available to professional journalists. People misunderstand much about the concept and practice of citizen journalism. The following 7 myths and facts about citizen journalism will help to reveal the truth of this form of journalism.
Meshuggah’s Alive (DVD+CD), out on February 5, 2010 (Europe) and February 9, 2010 (America)
Turkey’s Sports Minister Faruk Nafiz Ozak (R) and President of Turkey’s Football Federation Mahmut Ozgener pose with the bid logo for the Euro 2016 candidacy, following a news conference in Istanbul December 23, 2009. Turkey would bring a passion and spirit to Euro 2016 missing from the 2008 tournament, Ozak told a campaign launch on Wednesday. Turkey, bidding to host its first major international soccer tournament, faces competition from France and Italy after Sweden and Norway appear likely to drop their joint application.REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Our first and second goal keepers are injured at the same time.So we borrowed one… and more from Beşiktaş and Turkish super league..
update: 05 Jan 2010 (Aydın Doğan is gone, too) Probably one of the most reviled Turkish journalist, Ertuğrul Özkök resigned from his position as the Chief Editor of Hürriyet. His Wikipedia portrayal is ironic: Ertuğrul Özkök is a Turkish journalist and a daily columnist, currently the editorial writer for Hürriyet, a daily newspaper published in … Read more
Dutch press EU to adopt scanners; Dutch authorities want the EU to make passenger scanners mandatory, saying they might have foiled an airline bomber.
They could foil the attack if intelligence network really worked. It seems that even the father of this moron attacker indeed informed the security services. One cannot help thinking that there is a bit of conspiracy here. There is already a huge flow of intelligence that cannot be processed- that was what also happened in September 11- and but more and more surveillance over citizens wanted by the authorities…
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Five years ago I boarded a flight from San Diego to Boston to attend the 2004 Internet & Society conference at the Berkman Center. This was just a month after George Bush won the 2004 election and so there was an element of group therapy to many of the panel discussions. 2004 was the year when, according to Wired Magazine, the Internet invented Howard Dean. Dean’s campaign was supposed to be the harbinger of a new era of net politics where the progressive grassroots took advantage of online tools like blogs and Meetup.com (this was before YouTube even existed) to bring about more enlightened, representative governance. Instead, according to the ever-snarky Register, ?organized religion, not net religion, won it for Bush.?
Turkish blockbuster returns with a new sequel: Recep İvedik 3. It will also become a blockbuster. That’s for sure. However, the preview is not promising as it did in the second one. I kind of liked and promoted the second one here. But in the new sequel, at least in the previews, more banality based … Read more
Hürriyet says Turkey’s ruling men in today’s National Security Meeting were briefed about Turkey-EU relations for an hour. Ms. Akçakoca has a piece that reviews 2009 in this respect. It was a dire year as she says…
by AMANDA AKÇAKOCA
After two years of domestic crises, there were high expectations that 2009 would be a year of political stability and progress. In particular, Turkey?s relationship with the European Union was quite dire, with Ankara having put the EU dossier on the backburner for such a long time that most people had started to believe that Turkey?s commitment to the process was nothing more than lip service. Therefore, when Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan traveled to Brussels last January (his first trip in years) expectations were raised.
“conscientious objector Enver Aydemir is in military prison under torture” Enver Aydemir, Turkey’s first conscientious objector based on religious reasons, has been arrested and sent to a military prison. Military prisons are already notarious places and it is very likely that Mr. Aydemir is exposed to torture… Bianet news in Turkish. A Facebook support group … Read more
President of the Turkish parliament and vice prime minster Bulent Arinc, seen here on the right in 2007. Eight soldiers have been questioned over a presumed plot against Turkey’s vice prime minister, the army has said on its website. (AFP/File/Str)
Since advertising of alcoholic beverages are very limited, more video ads are circulating thru social media. Here is the latest one:
Istanbul Eats blog stopped by Erkan’s all time favorite bar in Istanbul, Taksim.
(Editor?s Note: Since we realize that those who love to eat usually also like to drink, we are introducing a new feature, ?Istanbul Eats Drinks,? an occasional look at some of the city?s more appealing bars and lounges, places that still have that authentic Istanbul vibe.)
AAA meeting round-up: What did all those anthropologists talk about? from antropologi.info by Lorenz Three weeks ago, anthropologists from all over the world met in Philadelphia at the annual meerting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). What did all those anthropologists talk about during the largest anthropology meeting in the world? This is no easy … Read more
Elected Kurdish mayors are handcuffed while taken to the court. That was not necessary. Probably it is the work of an officious local police chief….
A statement from the İstanbul-based Greek Orthodox Patriarchate said that Patriarch Bartholomew’s words on a CBS television program broadcast in the United