EFD Rights Watch: Turkey rated ‘not free’ [Again] in internet freedom in new Freedom House report…

Report here Turkey rated ‘not free’ in internet freedom in new Freedom House report Internet freedom in Turkey has been rated “not free” in the latest annual report by the Washington-based watchdog Freedom House, a downgrade from its “party free” status last year Message of Solidarity From Margaret Atwood to Aslı Erdoğan on PEN’s Day of The … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Intercept begins publishing Snowden doc

How We Prepared the NSA’s Sensitive Internal Reports for Release  The Intercept The 166 articles we’re releasing today from an internal NSA publication,SIDtoday, were subjected to a careful process of research, editorial evaluation, legal review, reporting, redaction, and digital processing. This article explains how that process worked. The Intercept begins publishing Snowden docs Boing Boing by Cory … Read more

Locals in #Cerattepe Turkey resisting predator mining company whose owner has close ties to government…

Locals protest mining efforts in Turkey’s northeast In the Black Sea province of Artvin, locals protested a company’s efforts to extract mine in Cerattepe region with the support of police and military officers in armed vehicles Attack against People Opposing Copper Mine in Artvin Bianet :: English Security forces have attacked with pepper gas on people keeping … Read more

for the record, yesterday was the 21st anniversary of Özgür Ülke Daily bombing…

21 YEARS AFTER ÖZGÜR ÜLKE DAILY BOMBING: “Having Lost His Life in Bombing, Yıldız Remembered” Bianet :: English Özgür Ülke daily had been bombed 21 years ago. Ersin Yıldız who lost his life in the explosion was remembered today in a ceremony in Kadırga. Journalists noted that pressures continue today and they would carry on reporting … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: KickassTorrents has to move to kickass.to… “DARPA’s Memex for searching the deep Web…

KickassTorrents Taken Down By Domain Name Seizure  TorrentFreak With millions of unique visitors per day KickassTorrents (KAT) is one the most used torrent sites on the Internet. DARPA’s Memex for searching the deep Web  Boing Boing by David Pescovitz DARPA’s “Memex” program is developing new search tools for the vast majority of the Web that isn’t indexed by … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Ross Ulbricht found guilty on all counts in Silk Road trial verdict…

Silk Road trial verdict: Ross Ulbricht found guilty on all counts Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin Ulbricht faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison. Read the rest Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht found guilty for all 7 conspiracy charges  The Next Web by Napier Lopez Today, Ross Ulbricht, known by his online alias “Dread Pirate Roberts,”was … Read more

Canlı blog: “Paris’te #ChalieHebdo Türkiye’de #Ayaktayız

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Resistance on the 6th day for Iztuzu Beach…

News in Turkish People occupy #Iztuzu (Turtles) Beach against privatization&possible development works afterwards http://t.co/eVvrDTdDR0 v @iztuzudayanisma — 1 Kızılay çadırı 22.439 lira/1193,5$ – NOT MY (@MiraLincess) January 4, 2015 İztuzu Beach – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia İztuzu Beach is a 4.5 km long beach near Dalyan, in the Ortaca district of the Province of Muğla … Read more

More than 100 teachers detained in Ankara. This is how Turkish government treats teachers…

Police disperse teachers’ protest in Ankara, detain 100 More than 100 people are detained following a police crackdown on a demonstration in central Ankara organized by a teachers’ union High School students were also on streets today. In Taksim, a group of students protested new education policies… So for no police attack..

Eurosphere agenda: Juncker presents investment plan…Pope’s Haggard Europe…

  VIDEO: Pope claims Europe appears ‘elderly’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis warns that the world sees Europe as “somewhat elderly and haggard” during a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Pope complains of ‘haggard’ Europe  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis warns that Europe appears “somewhat elderly” and … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Global directory of freedom technologists… Russian Internet… Steve Wozniak- Net Neutrality- FCC

  Global directory of freedom technologists: projects, networks, organisations  media/anthropology by John Postill This is a working directory of some of the global projects, networks and organisations where leading freedom technologists congregate and collaborate. It is part of current research towards my forthcoming book Hacker, Lawyer, Journalist, Spy: Freedom Technologists and Political Change in an Age of Global Protest. Please note … Read more

as if hostages, detained May Day activists are still not released…

Mighty Turkish State with mighty “Palaces of Justice” cannot find prosecutors to process the detainees situations. Lawyers and media personnel are waiting activists to be released… Michelle Demishevich ?@demishevich #1MayısGözaltılarıSerbestBırakılsın eylemini takipteyiz #press #media #pressfreedom #CaglayanAdliyesi pic.twitter.com/1JpqZvgXjg Çağlayan Adliyesi önü. (11.00) 1 mayıs gözaltıları için bekleniyor. pic.twitter.com/hhnWKX8itW  

#MayDayinTurkey News Sources #1MAYISDİRENİSTİR

[News sources] 1- @140journos ve @dokuz8haber ve @onurerem http://birgun.net/haber/1-mayistan-canli-yayin-goruntuleri-13750.html ? [News sources] 2- DHA Canlı yayınlar- http://dha.com.tr/dhayayin/  ve http://dha.com.tr/dhayayin-2/  ve http://dha.com.tr/dhayayin-3/  ı [News sources] 3: Diken Canlı http://www.diken.com.tr/vitrin/polis-taksimi-kusatti-diskin-onunde-toplasma-basladi/ ? ve @ayagakalktaksim ve @otekilerpostasi  [News sources] 4- @canli_bbcturkce http://www.bbc.co.uk/turkce/haberler/140430_canli_1mayis.shtml ? Bianet: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bianet-org ? [News sources] 5- @sendika_org http://www.sendika.org/2014/05/ve-istanbul-1-mayisa-girdi/ ? – sahadan @erenerdemnet – @AJTCanli http://canli.aljazeera.com.tr/Event/1_Mays  Istanbul Turkey… Happy Labour Day. pic.twitter.com/BwJL7DcST4 … Read more

International Women’s Day celebrated in Istanbul and elsewheres…

The march was without much incident. Police did not let women enter Taksim Square but this was relatively quiet a peaceful and joyful event… AFP Photo Department @AFPphoto-Women clash with Turkish police on Istiklal Avenue to mark World women day pic.twitter.com/5xEAVCarr8 This was a minor clash with a particular left wing group and police…. Police close Gezi Park … Read more

So some were on the streets on Saturday Night to protest Internet Censorship…

Unfortunately, many digital natives’ circles are not involved especially in the last 2 anti-web censorship protests that took place in Taksim, İstanbul and some other major cities. Many of them give digital support, especially in cases of police violence but some radical leftist groups increasingly alienate internet activists. Some groups take initiatives and leave internet … Read more