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

HRW Campaign: Turkey: Strike Down Abusive Internet Measures

Turkey: Strike Down Abusive Internet Measures – Sep 15 – The retention of metadata by the Telecom Directorate is deeply worrying because it gives the body the direct capacity to conduct surveillance on people’s internet use. The Turkish government very publicly champions the privacy rights of politicians… Related articles Turkey: Strike Down Abusive Internet … Read more

Last #IGF2014 note: Turkish official position at IGF

What is most disappointing  about the Turkish official position that hosts IGF is that in internet governance matters not a single inch change occurred. They do not have the manpower to make their propaganda or change discourses to try to persuade critics. One of the major panels Turkey hosted was unsurprisingly on “child safety”. One might admire how Turks are so sensitive … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: ” Internet Freedom, Rights in Sharp Decline

Twitter users on trial while Turkey hosts key UN Internet summit Amnesty International – Sep 2 – The Turkish government’s prosecution of Twitter critics is a deeply hypocritical stance for the host of the Internet Governance Forum, Amnesty International said today. The organization called on future hosts to set a better example while… Turkey: Internet … Read more

#IGF2014 notes- Meeting with Facebook Public Policy Officials #FHDel

  #IGF2014 notes- Meeting with Facebook Officials #FHDel Politicians always want to control mass media and it is now social media/ internet. This is also a concern for us said one of them. Russia’s new blogger law is even more direct that Turkey’s 5610 Law. Snowden was a turning point even in IGF. An official … Read more

#IGF2014 notes- Meeting with the head of EU Delegation #FHDel

A high level EU Commission official led a meeting with Freedom House delegates, whom I belong to at IGF2014. In principle the EU may be one of the most committed political establishment for digital privacy and they plan to do more on the digital field as they are well aware of growing importance. Our, in … Read more

This is the week of Internet (Un)Governance Forums- #IGF2014 #ungov #FHDel

Day 0 starts today with some pre-meeting events. There will be a public Freedom House reception in Taksim. I will attend the IGF as a Freedom House delegate. All FH delegates are listed here in this Twitter list (and they contribute at #FHDel). In addition to this massive event IGF 2014, there will be an alternative event … Read more

EFD Haftanın sitesi: IGF’a alternatif proje: Internet Ungovernance Forum #ungov

Alternatif Bilişim Derneği’nin girişimiyle İstanbul’da Eylül başında BM’nin düzenleyeceği Internet Governance Forum‘a alternatif forum. Ana sayfa burada.  Nedir? Internet Governance Forum 2014, 2-5 Eylül tarihleri arasında İstanbul’da gerçekleştiriliyor. IGF, dünyanın birçok ülkesinden ilgililerin katılacağı ve yakından takip edeceği önemli bir toplantı olacak. Artık hayatımızın her alanının bir parçası hâline gelen internetin bir anlamda masaya yatırılacağı … Read more

Gazeteci arkadaşlara: 2 Eylül’de İstanbul’da başlayacak Internet Governance Forum’u izlemek için….

Şu adresten kaydolmanız gerekiyor: 15 Ağustos son tarih… Ninth Annual IGF Meeting From Tuesday 02 September 2014 To Friday 05 September 2014 The Ninth Annual IGF Meeting will be held in Istanbul, Turkey The registration period is from 18 June to 15 August.   Journalists and other media representatives interested in applying for accreditation for the IGF 2014 … Read more