Internet censorship bill sparks violent clashes in Istanbul

Published on Jan 18, 2014
Anti-government protesters and police clashed in Istanbul on Saturday during demonstrations against the government’s new internet policy.

Protesters converged on Taksim Square, chanting “Government resign” and “All united against fascism”, with some reportedly launching fireworks and stones at police. In response, Turkish riot police deployed water canon, tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse protesters. Clashes broke up soon afterwards.

The internet bill would allow officials to keep records of web users’ activities and block keywords seen as ‘problematic’. Despite growing concerns about censorship, the bill was approved by a parliamentary committee on Thursday.

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Gavage – Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay has become the worlds most infamous detention center. Force Feeding has become the latest form of which the machine tries to submit its inmates. This short film explores that grueling procedure.

Most of the inmates at Guantanamo Bay are kept there without trial. The only way left to protest is to go on hunger strike. Some may argue it is essential to feed them via force feeding or a tube to keep them alive. Do the inmates desire to live anymore hence the strikes. What is a man to live for without his freedom.

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Water Wars

Water Wars: Land snatched from Syria supplies third of Israel’s H2O

Published on 7 Jan 2014
Water is life, so they say, but rivalry over supplies can lead to bitter conflicts. You can see here that, since the mid-20th century, the planet’s seen nearly 180 conflicts connected to water resources. These include both small and large-scale clashes – a lot of them in the Middle East and Africa. So, it might surprise you to hear that it’s water – rather than oil – that could be what’s fought over in the coming years in the region.

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Bahrain is the scene of yet another anti-government rally

Published on 3 Jan 2014
Bahrain is the scene of yet another anti-government rally. The protest west of Manama was joined by the leader of the main opposition bloc Al-Wefaq.

Sheikh Ali Salman attended the rally in the village of Shakhora to condemn the jailing of photographers and activists by the Al Khalifa regime. The protest comes as Manama continues its brutal crackdown against opposition leaders and activists calling for democratic change in the Persian Gulf Kingdom. The Al Khalifa regime has detained hundreds of opposition activists since the revolution started in 20-11. Scores of protesters have died in the crackdown and many others have been given lengthy jail sentences for attending anti-regime protests.

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