Partly to help me (publicly) archive material from before my @conflictantiq Twitter feed on looting and destruction of cultural and community property, partly to help me clarify (for myself) what I want to document on it, I’ve copied-and-pasted(-and-hyperlinked) the (immediately or otherwise) relevant material from my @samarkeolog Twitter feed (primarily on professional, Balkan and Mediterranean matters).
It was a huge time sink; but I am utterly dedicated to uneconomic(al) activity.
@samarkeolog tweets on access to information, freedom of expression, and genocide denial are here.
Cyprus: access to information; freedom of expression
‘threatened Makarios Droushiotis wants off Journalists’ Union list for own dignity’ (11th May 2010 – original tweet’s link cut)
‘#Turkey may not invite #France to #Syria meeting because of Armenian Genocide denial ban. Grow up you abject ****s’ (6th March 2012)
‘France cancels ‘unconstitutional’ #genocide #denial ban; ignores identical existing #law(s)’ (29th January 2012)
‘basic misunderstandings in discussion of French genocide denial ban‘ (31st January 2012)
‘France passed “Armenian Genocide denial” law‘ (24th January 2012)
‘the politics and morality of the ban on Armenian Genocide denial in France’ (23rd January 2012)
‘Crimes of expression in France and Turkey’ (6th January 2012)
Greece: access to information; freedom of expression
‘@RSF_RWB on media in Greece; journalists’ economic insecurity, being attacked by police & protesters via @teacherdude‘
Somalia: access to information; freedom of expression
Syria: access to information; freedom of expression
‘Meet Telecomix, The Hackers Bent On Exposing Those Who Censor And Surveil The Internet‘ (@RhiRionn, 26th December 2011 [27th December 2011])
Turkey: access to information; freedom of expression
‘Nedim Şener says there are no solid evidence against me in indictment. I’m in jail because of the books I haven’t written. #OdaTv Case’ (@oemoral, 12th March 2012)
‘.@techsoc explains #Twitter’s model policy on state censorship; transparent, empowering tool for free speech advocates’ (28th January 2012)
‘Ten days in jail for conscript who spoke of abuse of soldiers in turkish army in #Cyprus’ (@nekatomenos, 6th January 2012 – original tweet’s link cut)
‘note: democracy on trial in Turkey‘ (27th December 2011)
‘TT @cyberrights Richard Dawkins’ site&evolutionary theory websites in child filter, but not [creationist] Adnan Oktar’s sites #22kasim’ (1st December 2011)
‘censorship in Turkey: access to information‘ (30th November 2011)
‘Don’t underestimate Turkish hackers. My book #DarkMarket reveals some of their secrets.Even Israel is scared! #cyberwar’ (@MishaGlenny, 12th September 2011 [25th September 2011] – original tweet’s link broken)
‘censorship in Turkey: freedom of expression‘ (22nd September 2011)
‘Turkey: Ergenekon propaganda websites trial‘ (13th September 2011)
‘sorry, those sites aren’t blocked on my own computer – apparently, my internet cafe is filtering them for no reason @engelliweb‘ (19th June 2011)
‘@brennawalks ffs, can’t see jobs on [dead website] either, #yasak / #filtrelenmis in #Turkey – #ayol!’ (13th June 2011)
‘@engelliweb internet cafes in #Kayseri – 4/5/2007 tarihli ve 5651 Sayili “internet ortaminda…” falan icin #filtrelenmis’ (7th June 2011)
‘Turkey’s Blogger ban lifted‘ (29th May 2011)
‘#22agustos: internet censorship, Turkey‘ (27th May 2011)
‘wanted to blog Arabic-language graffiti in Cyprus, but blogspot banned in Turkey – deffo changing platform’ (13th May 2011)
‘being a #journalist is a dangerous profession in #Turkey; 76 journalists were assassinated for political reasons since 1908; 1 per 17 months’ (@Turkeyreport, 22nd March 2011)
‘nationalist violence, revenge hacking RT @cyprusmail Turkish hackers bring down over 100 Cypriot websites’ (29th December 2010 – original tweet’s link cut)
‘Ergenekon, deep state websites: Turkish Defence Ministry IPs’ (1st May 2010)
‘corruption-exposing Turkish journalist/editor Cihan Hayırsevener murdered‘ (24th December 2009)
- I didn’t include ambiguous tweets, mid-event tweets, etc.
- I removed incomplete sentences added by automatic tweet generators.
- I converted in-tweet links into hyperlinked text.
- I didn’t provide the permalink to my own tweets of links, because it would’ve meant a flood of unnecessary links and “@samarkeolog”s (and swallowed even more time).
- Because my early tweets’ links weren’t clickable, I copied-and-pasted all of the tweets themselves (rather than links for embedding), but it’s far, far too time-consuming to continue to do that.