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| Malaysia's sedition dragnet in 2014 http://jere.my/l/cx                     |
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+---------------------------------| posted 1 day ago via terminus timeline |--+
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| TISA "sounds like the platform of a libertarian political party, a radical  |
| agenda that should be debated in public" http://jere.my/l/cw                |
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+--------------------| posted 3 days ago via terminus timeline | read more |--+

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| Despite all the net neutrality FCC responses, sobering that it is only 25%  |
| more than those who complained at seeing Janet Jackson's breast             |
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+--------------------| posted 9 days ago via terminus timeline | read more |--+

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| .@miltonmueller you referenced me in a recent blog, so I'm returning the    |
| favour! http://jere.my/l/cv                                                 |
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+-------------------| posted 11 days ago via terminus timeline | read more |--+

+--| Istanbul |---------------------------------------------------------------+
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| I have just returned from Istanbul for the Internet Governance Forum. As    |
| usual I'll reserve my thoughts on the meeting itself for my work blog, but  |
| as it was my first trip to Turkey, I should also offer my first             |
| impressions of its capital.                                                 |
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| One of the first things you learn is that the twisting, cobbled old town    |
| area (Fatih) is on the Asia side of the Bosphorus straits, and that its     |
| more modern counterpart Beyoǧlu is on the European side, separated by the   |
| Golden Horn estuary. But these aren't just descriptive of the city's        |
| different natures - it is literally divided across those two continents.    |
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| Even more interesting is when you actually look at the countries that it    |
| borders on those sides, which explain a lot about its amazing diversity -   |
| on the European side it borders Bulgaria and Greece (Greek magazines are    |
| sold here, and they share a similar cuisine); and on the Asian side the     |
| Arab states of Iran, Iraq and Syria (with which it vies for the most        |
| magnificent mosques), as well as the Caucasian states of Georgia and        |
| Armenia (which in turn adjoin Azerbaijan, which I visited for a previous    |
| IGF).                                                                       |
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| I have called America, Malaysia and Australia home over the past decade,    |
| and any of these pale beside the history that seeps from between            |
| Istanbul's stones. Amongst the most impressive monuments for me were the    |
| Basilica Cistern, a massive vaulted underground chamber built in the 6th    |
| century to store water, as well as the famous Valens Aquaduct which         |
| carried that water from surrounding hills. You can see some of my photos    |
| here.                                                                       |
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| I stayed, most of the time, in one of the many small boutique hotels near   |
| Taskim Square, and was the only guest at breakfast during the time I was    |
| there. My hosts made me omelettes with tomato and olives, sandwiches with   |
| a feta-style cheese and salad, or a plate of cold cuts with bread and       |
| cheese. I also enjoyed a rooftop dinner at which I ate Turkish ravioli      |
| (Italy is only on the other side of adjoining Greece), under the            |
| magnificent floodlit Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Sipping hot apple tea    |
| and crunching toasted cheese as a hookah pipe was passed around will be     |
| another fond memory.                                                        |
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+-----------------------| posted 12 days ago via news | reply (1 comments) |--+

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| Guardian: "Turkey’s jailing of bloggers…an established tradition of IGF     |
| host countries showing a certain carefree whimsy about human rights"        |
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+-------------------| posted 13 days ago via terminus timeline | read more |--+

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| The awesome @Thetravelersbox in Turkey accepts leftover change and          |
| deposits it to your account or charity of choice in your home currency      |
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+-------------------| posted 13 days ago via terminus timeline | read more |--+

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| "Village literally compares piracy to paedophilia and terrorism in the      |
| introduction of its submission" http://jere.my/l/cu                         |
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+-------------------| posted 13 days ago via terminus timeline | read more |--+

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| .@miltonmueller shouts out to @JPBarlow's Declaration of Independence of    |
| Cyberspace in closing address at # http://jere.my/l/ct               |
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+-------------------| posted 15 days ago via terminus timeline | read more |--+

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| Assange: Open source crypto is hard, due to incentives to corrupt           |
| contributors or insert "bugdoors", I doubt any can be secure                |
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+-------------------| posted 15 days ago via terminus timeline | read more |--+

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