Using Traditional and New Media For Campaigns Against Prejudice, Xenophobia and Discrimination


The December meeting of the Grundvig group was held in Cezayir Istanbul. These are some of the social media links to resources and work of some of the people and organisations who presented to the group.

Ekran Saka a professor at Istanbul Bilgi University began the session on the 4th December. Ekran specialises in communications and new media technologies. You can follow Ekran’s field dairy on Facebook and find out more about his work on his blog. is the Soldiers’ Rights website which raises awareness onhuman rights violations and cruel treatment of soldiers during their military service. The members of the group organise and advocate for soldiers’ rightsthrough their website.

LISTAG is a voluntary group for family and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people in Istanbul.

We met family members involved in the film “My Child” about personal experiences and the organisation LISTAG.

The Gezi Movement emerged from the 2013 protests in Turkey. The protests started on 28 May initially to contest the urban development plan for Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park. The protests were sparked by outrage following a brutal evictioin of a sit-in at the park. Sunsequently supporting protests and strikes took place across Turkey protesting a wide range of concerns. The protests attracted relatively little mainstream media coverage in Turkey and social media played a key role.

Next stop: Paris in March 2014.

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