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Turkey Media Roundup (April 22)

[Turkish President Abdullah Gül speaks to the media in Kutahya, 18 April 2014. Gül said Friday he opposes a model similar to that of Russia where the president and prime minister have traded places and one has ruled in the other's shadow. (AP Photo)]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Constitutional Court Decision and the National Intelligence Organization Law Erdoğan vs Twitter (1)-(2) Yavuz Baydar points that the AKP government started to demonize the Constitutional Court after it issued a ruling stating that the Twitter ban was an unconstitutional restriction on free speech. "The Court" and "The ...

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على أرض الصحفيين ما يستحق الحكي

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في كل المعارك والمعادلات الصفرية، يصبح الصفر هو القيمة والنتيجة الوحيدة لكلِّ شيء فلا ثمن للدماء التي تسيل بغزارة على الإسفلت، ولا ثمن أو حتى حُرمة للموت نفسه ... ففي جمعة ماضية (28 مارس)، بعد أن بادرتنا مواقع الإعلام الاجتماعي بصورة لفتاة في مقتبل عمرها كان نصيبها من يوم لها أنه كان آخر يوم لها حينما اخترقت رصاصة وجهها وخرجت فماتت، وجدنا بعدها هذا ينشر صورتها وهي غارقة في دمائها وذاك ينشر فيديو حصري لحظة خروج روحها ... وهؤلاء يشمتون في موتها لأنها (انقلابية) وأولئك يحشرون الإخوان في أي وقائع ليثبتوا أنهم (قتلتها)، ولا يهم أنها صارت جثة المهم أن يزايد بها طرف ويجعلها كُرة يركلها بقوته ليهُز بها شِباك الطرف الآخر لعله يلقي به مرة خارج الملعب ... لم يهمني وقتها على ...

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On the Road: An Exhibition by Paul Ayoub Geday

[In Luxor, Paul Ayoub Geday photographed the houses in Gourna before they were demolished. Image courtesy of Medrar TV.]

On the Road An exhibition by Paul Ayoub Geday January - February 2014 Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo   Paul Ayoub Geday is an Egyptian artist, filmmaker, and curator. In this recent solo exhibition, Geday completes a photography project he started eight years ago. The project, which documents his travels across Egypt, will culminate in a book to be published soon. While on the road, Geday has been stopping to photograph landscapes and architectural sites using techniques and styles inspired by the history of painting and cinema. In the interview below, he explains the development of the project and his selection of specific sites, as well as the different styles that ...

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Syria Media Roundup (April 16)

[A meeting at Hamish - a space for exiled Syrians in Istanbul.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Perspectives  The Islamic Front Aron Lund’s useful collection of articles and reports on its emergence in Syria, written for various outlets including the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Syria Comment, Foreign Policy, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace of International Affairs.  The ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (April 15)

[Safi Sarisuluk salutes people gathered outside a courthouse in Ankara on 7 April, after the trial of a police officer accused of killing her twenty-six-year-old son Ethem Sarisuluk during a protest in June. Photo by Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Elections’ Aftershocks and Constitutional Court’s Judgements Erdoğan's Missed Opportunity to Mix Islam and Democracy in Turkey “By winning the elections, Erdoğan appears to have won the battle for the moment,” writes Alexander Christie-Miller. Five Reasons To Be Optimistic About Turkish Democracy After Local Elections Emre Kızılkaya argues ...

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The Strands of the Military Opposition in Syria: An Interview with Yasser Munif (Part 2)

[Undated file picture released on Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014, by the official website of Iraq's Interior Ministry claiming to show Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Al-Qaida's central leadership broke with one of its most powerful branch commanders, who in defiance of its orders spread his operations from Iraq to join the fighting in Syria and fueled bitter infighting among Islamic militant factions in Syria’s civil war. The announcement sharpens a dispute raging the past year between al-Qaida’s central leadership and the faction known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which was created last year by, Al-Baghdadi. He formed the group to expand his operations into neighboring Syria in defiance of direct orders by Ayman al-Zawahri not to do so and to stick to operations within Iraq. (AP Photo/Iraqi Interior Ministry, File)]

This is part two of an interview as conducted with Yasser Munif, by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad. You can view Part one here. Yasser teaches Sociology and History at Emerson College and has been to Syria a few times in the past year. He starts the interview by discussing the importance of the invisible part of the uprising: namely, the civilian component that has been largely ignored in reporting on the uprising. He then proceeds to provide a breakdown of existing opposition groups on the ground, starting with the political opposition and moving on to the more consequential military opposition. He divides the military opposition into four main ...

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Digital Platforms, Analog Elections: How Civic Groups Are Trying to Bring Back Democracy in Turkey

[Members of Journos at work on election night. Image by Oğulcan Ekiz.]

When Gezi protesters occupied the park last summer and took their frustration with the government to the streets, Prime Minister Erdoğan told them to “be patient and face off at the ballot box.” It was exactly Erdoğan’s reductive framing of democracy, which limits political legitimacy to elections and takes an uncompromising, polarizing stance against opposition, that Gezi protesters stood against. Nonetheless, unlike similar political movements in the United States and Western Europe that have abandoned electoral politics, Gezi protesters took Erdoğan’s call seriously and owned up to their votes on 30 March. Their movement could not grow into a political party that ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 7)

[Cairo, Egypt. Image originally posted to Flickr by Sean Ellis.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]   The Sound of Prison Lina Attalah says, “Thousands have been incarcerated in and around protests in recent months, but little is known of their prison conditions.” Powering the Way to a Darker Tomorrow: Coal Cannot Solve Egypt’s Energy Crisis Allison McManus highlights the state’s contradictory energy-related announcements, in which she argues ...

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Conference--The Revolutionary Public Sphere: Contention, Communication, and Culture in the Arab Uprisings (10 April, University of Pennsylvania)

[Conference Poster. Designed by Angelica Maez Edgington]

The popular rebellions that have swept Arab countries since December 2010 have spawned an active field of revolutionary cultural production. Scholars from around the world will gather at the Annenberg School for Communication's The Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication's (PARGC) inaugural symposium. Putting primary sources in dialogue with theory, we seek to understand aesthetic experimentation and stylistic innovation in this revolutionary public sphere. Together, we will strive to shed light on the ways in which various revolutionary and counter-revolutionary activists and regimes have attracted, upheld, and directed popular attention to themselves and ...

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Journalists Under Fire in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

[Logo of Committee to Protect Journalists. Image from cpj.org]

[The following briefing was published by the Comittee to Protect Journalists on 24 March 2014] Multiple journalists have been assaulted, threatened, and censored in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory in recent months.  Israeli security forces on March 16, 2014, detained Fedaa Nasr, a correspondent forPalestine Today TV, for several hours and interrogated her, the reports said. Nasr had been reporting on the Jewish celebration Purim in Hebron when she was accosted by a group of Jewish settlers, according to news reports. The settlers, in turn, accused Nasr of assaulting them. Hebron, located in the West Bank, is often the scene of contentious clashes ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (April 1)

[Poster of Prime Minister Erdoğan on an election billboard in Istanbul, 27 March. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Graft Crisis, Ban on Twitter/YouTube, and Local Elections The Battle for Turkey’s Future (1)-(2) The Economist writes that “An increasingly autocratic prime minister is losing touch with voters and damaging his country.” Turkey’s Prime Minister Acts Desperately to Hold onto his Power The Washington Post, in its editorial, argues that ...

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Media On the Margins: An Interview with Alex Christie-Miller about Turkey's Attack on the Media Beyond Twitter

A twitter logo on an iPhone display is seen in front of the Turkish flag. Photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images]

On this edition of "Media on the Margins," Malihe speaks with Istanbul-based freelance journalist Alexander Christie-Miller shortly after Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's ban on Twitter went into effect and before the country's elections. On 20 March, during a campaign rally ten days before the local elections, Erdogan said, “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic!” That same evening, Twitter users in Turkey were welcomed to a screen message that reads “Twitter is blocked in Turkey by court order.” One week after the twitter ban, ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 21)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Egyptian Copts Test Pilgrim Ban to Jerusalem Tom Rollins  says, “Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has maintained a ban on Copts visiting holy sites in Israel and Palestine since ...

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Stasis Shift: Guernica Interviews Jadaliyya Co-Founder Bassam Haddad

Jadaliyya co-founder on telling alternative stories about the Arab world, understanding the life cycles of revolution, and confronting “the weight of ancient problems.”   In the fall of 2010, I was crossing a crowded hotel lobby at the Middle East Studies Association convention in San Diego when a friend introduced me to the writer, editor, and scholar Bassam Haddad. “Bassam is starting a website,” she said. “You should know each other.” He slipped me a business card with the word Jadaliyya ...

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DARS Media Roundup (April 16)

[This is a bi-weekly roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Resistance and Subversion in the Arab world and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the DARS Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each bi-weekly roundup to DARS@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every second week.] News & Commentary Contesting Patriarchy-As-Governance: Lessons From Youth-Led Activism, by Deniz Kandiyoti  The ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (April 15)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Converging Interests May Lead to Cooperation Between Israel and Gulf States Helen Cooper maintains that US and Israeli ...

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Iraqi Authorities Turn Their Sights on Journalists

[The following briefing was published by Reporters Without Borders on 26 March 2014] Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the growing hostility that the Iraqi authorities are displaying towards critical journalists. One of latest violations of freedom of information is a warrant for the arrest of Awn Al-Khashlok, the head of Baghdadia TV, and Anwar Al-Hamdani, the host of the station’s “Ninth Studio” programme, on charges of disturbing public order and inciting chaos and ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (April 14)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]   Waiting for God’s Victory Mohamed Salama Adam’s analysis focuses on the future of the Muslim Brotherhood by exploring its relations with the state and society. Bubble Wrapped ...

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Turkey Media Roundup (April 8)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to turkey@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.] English Local Elections Who Won and Who Lost in Figures Sedat Ergin analyzes the election statistics. Turkish PM Erdoğan's Post-Election "Balcony Speech" Erdoğan’s ...

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Urgent Concern Related to Arbitrary Restrictions on Freedom of Expression and of Association in Qatar

[The following briefing was written by the Gulf Center for Human Rights and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. Issued by the Gulf Center for Human Rights on 28 March 2014] Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 19th Session of the UPR Working Group 1. (A) Introduction  1.1 CIVICUS:World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international movement with members in more than 100 countries worldwide. Established in 1993, CIVICUS nurtures the foundation, growth and ...

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DARS Media Roundup (April 3)

  [This is a bi-weekly roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Resistance and Subversion in the Arab world and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the DARS Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each bi-weekly roundup to DARS@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every second week.]  News & Commentary After the Protests, by Zeynep Tufekci Media in the hands of citizens can rattle regimes. ...

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On Prison & Egyptian Regime’s "War on a Whole Generation": Democracy Now! Interview with Alaa Abd El-Fattah

In a Democracy Now! global broadcast exclusive, we spend the hour with one of Egypt’s most prominent dissidents, Alaa Abd El-Fattah, speaking in his first extended interview after nearly four months behind bars. An open Internet and political activist, Fattah has been at the forefront of the struggle for change in Egypt for many years and has the distinction of having been actively persecuted by Egypt’s past four successive rulers. Facing a potential return to prison in the coming months, Fattah sits ...

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The Strands of the Military Opposition in Syria: An Interview with Yasser Munif (Part 1)

This interview was conducted with Yasser Munif, by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad. Yasser teaches Sociology and History at Emerson College and has been to Syria a few times in the past year. He starts the interview by discussing the importance of the invisible part of the uprising: namely, the civilian component that has been largely ignored in reporting on the uprising. He then proceeds to provide a breakdown of existing opposition groups on the ground, starting with the political opposition and ...

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Event Report-Back: Countering the Counter-Revolution in Egypt

On 5 March 2014, the Middle East Studies Center at the American University in Cairo hosted political scientist Timothy Kaldas for a lecture titled “Countering the Counter-Revolution.” Kaldas is a professor at Egypt’s Nile University whose work can be found on Mada Masr and other media outlets. Following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in July, and the subsequent return of the Egyptian military to the political spotlight, activists in Egypt have struggled with how to proceed on the revolutionary ...

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