#Europe agenda: “Romania justice minister quits over corruption bill protests….

Romania confidence vote falls but more protests planned BBC News | Europe | World Edition   A confidence vote fails but the government faces more protests over moves to relax corruption measures. Romania justice minister quits over corruption bill protests BBC News | Europe | World Edition   The scrapped decree would have shielded many politicians from … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Digital Security Tips for Protesters

  Digital Security Tips for Protesters EFF.org Updates by Bill Budington After the election, individuals took to the streets across the country to express their outrage and disappointment at the result of the U.S. presidential election. Many protesters may not be aware of the unfortunate fact that exercising their First Amendment rights may open themselves up … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Global Voices Community: We Stand With Hisham

Global Voices Community: We Stand With Hisham Global Voices Online by Global Voices Hisham Almiraat (center) at the Global Voices 2012 Summit in Nairobi with Mohamed ElGohary (L) and Sami Ben Gharbia (R). PHOTO: Ivan Sigal Anonymous declares “total war” on Islamic State after Paris attacks The Next Web by Matthew Hussey The Anonymous hacking group has … Read more

Journalism agenda: A journalist, Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel… Twitter and Reddit moves more into journalistic production…

Nobel Prize in literature goes to journalist from Belarus  EurActiv.com Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and dissident writer, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday (8 October) “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”, the Swedish Academy announced.   How the Crowd and Automation Are Shaping Journalism Social Media Today by … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Twitter urged to be more supportive for activists…

Twitter must be less cowardly and fight for activists  The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal For years, Twitter has been the go-to communication medium for social and political activists and commentators. Its format is well suited to broadcasting ideas to a large audience in real-time. During the Arab Spring, Twitter proved to be an effective tool … Read more

Latest opinion polls… #TurkeyElections

The Latest Opinion Polls Announced by KONDA  Bianet :: English Three days to the election, AKP takes 41%, CHP 27.8%, MHP 14.8% and HDP takes 12.6% of the votes according to KONDA. As a result, AKP has 261, CHP 145, MHP 76 and HDP has 68 deputies. Turkey at a crossroads as Erdoğan bulldozes his way to … Read more

Amnesty International: “Draconian reforms give police wide-ranging powers to repress dissent

Turkey: Draconian reforms give police wide-ranging powers to repress dissent Amnesty International – Mar 27, 3:53 PM – Photo: Riot police confront a protester at Istiklal street near Taksim square in Istanbul, on 15 June 2013. © OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images A range of security reforms in a bill passed by Turkey’s Parliament today will give … Read more

Protesters denouncing ‘Islamisation’ of schools met by Police Water Cannons today in Turkey…

Boycott of schools begins across Turkey A boycott of schools was launched on Feb. 13 upon a call from the Eğitim-Sen teachers’ union and a number of Alevi associations to protest the government’s recent education system implementations, including on compulsory religion classes. Dozens detained around Turkey in school boycott Dozens were detained around Turkey on Feb 13 … Read more

As waiting for Greek election results, read “7 experts on Europe’s biggest media innovators… Eurosphere agenda.

7 experts on Europe’s biggest media innovators  EurActiv.com The media’s search for new business models and the potential of new and social media has brought about a wave of enterprises and entrepreneurs across EU member states. What are Europe’s most innovative news applications and initiatives? EurActiv asked the experts. On election day, young Greeks will be voting for SYRIZA open Democracy … Read more

#CharlieHebdo Massacre… Protests against Pegida was growing louder but… Eurosphere agenda…

Prosecutor says 12 dead in attack on French satirical newspaper At least 12 people were killed in a shooting at a satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in central Paris 11 dead in shooting at satirical newspaper in Paris: police   A French police official says 11 people are dead in a shooting at a satirical weekly newspaper … Read more

More than understandable: “Record anti-Islam rally in Dresden… Eurosphere agenda…

VIDEO: Disquiet in Dresden at anti-Islam rally BBC News | Europe | World Edition A record 17,500 people turn out for the latest “anti-Islamisation” rally in the German city of Dresden, according to police estimates. Record anti-Islam rally in Dresden A record 17,500 people turn out for the latest “anti-Islamisation” rally in the German city of Dresden, … Read more

In the end, Bush won’t be prosecuted… #TortureReport

What Dick Cheney knew about the torture program Buried in the pages of the 525-page executive summary of the so-called CIAtorture report is a timeline showing when former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was briefed about the program July 29, 2003: According to the report, Huge anti-police violence protests set for D.C. and NYC  Mashable! by Colin … Read more

What do you know? “Erdoğan says America was discovered by Muslims, not Columbus

Erdoğan says America was discovered by Muslims, not Columbus Hurriyet Daily News America was discovered by Muslims in 1178, not by Christopher Columbus in 1492, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed, vowing to build a mosque in Cuba if authorities issue permission. In the same speech, he slammed those who use Islam for political means … Read more

Turkey never ceases to suprise. Istanbul in bid to be named European Green Capital 2017 as another grove intended to be destroyed…

  GREEN – Istanbul makes audacious bid to be named European Green Capital 2017 hurriyetdailynews.com – Istanbul has witnessed a major construction spree in the last years under the banner of ‘urban transformation,’ particularly in terms of residential complexes. HÜRRİYET Photo Boastful of its environmental policy despite activists’ outcry… Tension high in Istanbul grove amid police … Read more

Anti-ISIS Students in İstanbul Uni attacked but News reported as a fight between students… #Kobane updates

https://twitter.com/OccupiedTaksim/status/521582854934122496  Anti-ISIS Students Attacked Again on Campus  Bianet :: English Around 25 students have been detained after the clashes between an allegedly pro-ISIS group and those who protest ISIS presence in Kobane. The former group reportedly attacked the latter with batons and machetes on Istanbul University campus. Police detain 26 at Istanbul University, confiscate batons and machete … Read more