Eurosphere agenda: “Techfugees aims to crowdsource solutions to Europe’s migrant crisis

Techfugees aims to crowdsource solutions to Europe’s migrant crisis The Next Web by Amanda Connolly Over the past few weeks, we have highlighted the need for the tech community to look outside its bubble at the European migrant crisis. Today, Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large of Techcrunch, has taken this a step further and launched “Techfugees” – a … Read more

Filiz Taylan Yüzak (@ftaylanyuzak): A Contribution To “My Migration Story To the UK”, a GuardianWitness Project

A Contribution To “My Migration Story To the UK”, a GuardianWitness Project  You probably heard of GuardianWitness, a relatively recent project of my beloved British newspaper, The Guardian. This page is created to cover the experiences, opinions and ideas of the paper’s readers. There is a different theme being regularly published and anyone can contribute a related media … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: The Pirate Bay down after servers raided by police in Sweden

The Pirate Bay offline after police raid in Sweden Mashable! by Stan Schroeder BitTorrent indexing site The Pirate Bay has been offline since Tuesday morning after police in Sweden raided the site’s server room, seizing servers and other equipment.   The Pirate Bay is offline after Swedish police allegedly seize servers You might have noticed that … Read more

A dark election introduces darker times in Turkey

First of all, I have to strongly declare that as long as elections go through a transparent process and vote counting occurs without a major irregularity, I am ready to accept and  congratulate whatever results AKP gets. If the citizens of Turkey predominantly prefer to continue with AKP leadership, I respect this decision. I had … Read more

Today: Anti-austerity protests sweep Europe- Eurosphere roundup

Anti-austerity protests sweep Europe from – World, Europe Unions across Europe stage day of co-ordinated action, with general strike halting public transport, air travel and closing schools in Portugal and Spain MAIN FOCUS: Southern Europe strikes against austerity | 14/11/2012 from euro|topics Employees in Spain and Portugal are protesting against their governments’ austerity policies … Read more

An academicus/literati roundup: Citizenship after orientalism at Open Democracy, Good practices for university open-access policies, Open Courses and more…

Citizenship after orientalism – an introduction from open Democracy News Analysis – by Engin Isin Introducing this week’s guest theme. Engin Isin holds a Chair in Citizenship and is Professor of Politics in Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University. He has published widely on the politics of … Read more

From Italy with love: Italians say no to nuclear… Europride in Rome… a Euro roundup…

Europride and Gaga in Rome from Boing Boing by Jasmina Te?anovic (Lady Gaga performs during a gay pride concert in downtown Rome. Stefano Rellandini / Reuters) The gay icon Lady Gaga was there wearing her green wig, together with up to one million people marching chanting singing in a carnival gay pride march. Rome is … Read more