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99GetSmart.com: Turkey: citizen journalism under attack; facebook collaborates


Posted by SnakeArbusto and greydogg, 99GetSmart Submitted by Turkish political analyst / blogger, Gürkan Özturan, from Istanbul Update from Turkey 7 July 2013: The Bar Association in Izmir organized a press conference stating that the Twitter arrests in the aftermath of the Gezi protests were based on illegally gathered information and no court decision. The police had staged a pre-emptive arrest of the [...] → Read the full article…

CBC News: Protesters near Taksim Square blasted with tear gas

Turkey Protests

Turkish police fired volleys of tear gas at protesters who tried to enter a cordoned-off park near Istanbul’s landmark Taksim Square on Saturday, hours after the city’s governor warned the demonstration was illegal and participants would be dispersed. A few thousand people converged on the square, with the aim of entering Gezi Park, whose redevelopment plans sparked anger and morphed [...] → Read the full article…