Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları için Avrupa Aracı (DİHAA) kapsamında yeni bir teklif çağrısı

eidhr1_01Avrupa Birliği Türkiye Delegasyonu, insan hakları ve demokratik reformlar konusunda sivil toplumun rolünü güçlendirmeyi amaçlayan ve yıllık bir program olan Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları için Avrupa Aracı (DİHAA) kapsamında yeni bir Teklif Çağrısı yayınladı.

DİHAA, dünya çapında demokrasiyi ve insan haklarını korumayı ve geliştirmeyi amaçlayan bir Avrupa Birliği programı olup, Türkiye 2002 yılından bu yana bu programdan yararlanmaktadır. Bugüne kadar, ifade özgürlüğünden adalete daha iyi erişime, işkence ve cezasızlıkla mücadeleden kültürel çeşitliliğin korunması ve kültürel çeşitliliğe saygıya kadar uzanan çok çeşitli alanda yüzden fazla projeye destek sağlanmıştır.

2014 yılı Teklif Çağrıları için ayrılması öngörülen toplam tutar 3 milyon Euro olup bu miktar aşağıdaki iki özel hedefe ayrılmıştır:

  1. Yerel ve ulusal düzeylerde sivil toplumun insan hakları politikalarının oluşturulması, uygulanması ve izlenmesine katılımının güçlendirilmesi
  2. Yerel düzeyde insan hakları ve temel özgürlüklerin korunması ve gerçekleşmesini teşvik etme ve bu amaçla mücadele etme çabalarında insan hakları savunucularının desteklenmesi

İki aşamalı çağrının ilk aşamasında, proje özeti (kavramsal not-concept note) değerlendirilmek üzere sunulmalıdır. Söz konusu kavramsal notun sunulması için son teslim tarihi 15 Aralık 2014‘tür.

Teklif çağrısı, DİHAA Türkiye Programı ve başvuru formu için lütfen tıklayınız.

CFP: Artistic practice as an alternative to news media

alternativemediaHosted by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis of the Media – CARISM – IFP – University of Panthéon-Assas, Paris II,10-11 June 2015 

This international conference looks at the emergence of political and artistic alternatives to mainstream information such as sit-ins, graffiti, flash-mobs, occupy movements, paintings, dance, music and photography. It also questions ways that actors and artists seize media contents and environments as a modality of contestation or to give them new echoes and meanings.The analysis of these artistic and political performances entails a critical understanding of the renewed forms that now shape public debates. The recourse to alternative expressions to tell differently the news and “everyday happenings” is therefore seen as an effective way to represent society differently. These performances become one tool to resist mainstream media narratives accused of being “anonymous” and “industrial”. The artistic act thus becomes an act of resistance that can take several shapes and forms. This conference questions the permeable frontiers between art, artistic and political performances and cultural industries to better understand how these “worlds”interact with one another.

The conference organisers are particularly interested in proposals that showcase artists’ work (including testimonies and projections). Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Art, information and public debate

Performances, resistance, arts and politics

Art, militant performances and re-enactment

Relations and ambiguities between art and news media production

The temporalities of art, media and artistic performances

The rise of new information technologies within the context of both artistic and media practices

Proposals for 20-minute presentations should include a title, an abstract (300-500 words), the name and institutional affiliation of the presenter and a concise biography (100 words). All submissions and inquiries should be sent by November 15, 2014 to:, and/or

Deadline for the submission of proposals: November 15, 2014

Davetlisiniz: Galatasaray Üniversitesi Doktora Seminerlerinin ikinci konuğu Prof. Dr. Ferhat Özgür

10303373_10153013370903888_7277267795757839466_nGalatasaray Üniversitesi Doktora Seminerlerinin ikinci konuğu Prof. Dr. Ferhat Özgür, 1965 yılında Ankara’da doğdu. 1989 yılında Gazi Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Resim-İş Eğitimi Bölümü’nden mezun olduktan sonra Hacettepe Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Resim Bölümünde yüksek lisans ve doktora yaptı ve aynı fakültede öğretim üyesi oldu. Şu an, İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi, Sanat ve Tasarım Fakültesi, İletişim Tasarımı Bölümünde öğretim üyesidir.

Prof. Aslı Tunç presented at the Conference “Turkish TV Series ‘Diziler’: Production, Representations, and Reception in the Mediterranean in Paris, FRANCE

Affiche_Series_turques_FR_1Prof. Aslı Tunç presented a paper, titled, “The Turkish Version of the American Dream: The Representation of Social Mobility and Class in Medcezir (Tide)” on October 18, 2014.

sunum1In the Turkish drama, Medcezir (Tide), Yaman, a young man from the wrong side of the tracks finds himself in a wealthy suburb of Istanbul. Medcezir as the loose adaptation of the American series, The OC, revolves around the issues of social mobility and class. Yaman with his personal struggle against his delinquent past is instantly perceived as a threat to an extravagant life style and consumption. Social mobility in Medcezir is portrayed as merely leaving one class station for another, more desirable place in life. In this context, the way in which Medcezir presents the winners and losers in the class hierarchy, has been worth investigating under the light of American Dream.

IMG_6061In this paper German sociologist Ulrich Beck’s analysis of contemporary society where social problems formerly attributed to class inequality are now “transformed into … personal failure” and “are perceived as social only indirectly and to a limited extent” has been used. In this presentation, also Bourdieu’s The Weight of the World: Social Suffering in Contemporary Society has been used to analyze Medcezir from the aspect of the term, ‘symbolic capital’ where it refers to one’s social status and reputation. Symbolic capital plays a role in facilitating or hindering one’s access to social spaces since it functions “to keep undesirable persons and things at a distance” both physically and symbolically. Since social mobility is also spatial mobility, the way setting is used in the serial has also been analyzed.

New article by Yonca Aslanbay and Kaan Varnali: A Future of “Happiness”: Can Markets Be Co-evolved?


A Future of “Happiness”: Can Markets Be Co-evolved?“, the new article by Yonca Aslanbay, Ph.D. and Kaan Varnali, Ph.D. is published by the SSCI-indexed journal Society:

“The downturn of the markets in the recent global economic crisis points to a need to question the current dynamics of the market system, a decade after the turn of the millennium. The inequalities with regard to the consumption of resources across world markets, the declared low satisfaction
rates over what is offered in the marketplace, and the increasing skepticism with marketing practices are all more pronounced than ever. It is becoming evident that consumer marketing fails in constructing a happier society. Consumers, producers, and governments as the three main market stakeholders, share responsibility for the undesired consequences. This article provides a critical perspective on the contemporary paradigm that dominates marketing thought in relation to the central role and the evolving meaning of consumption in the market economy that is favored by most governments. The core position of the article is that determining happiness as the ultimate end requires a shift to a new societal orientation for all stakeholders of the market system.”

Call for Papers – Film Studies no. 14: special issue on “Institutions and Agency”

ip040img01Under the auspices of the new film history, media industry studies, the new political economy of communication and others, film and media scholars have increasingly attended to institutions. This trend agitates against the long disciplinary tradition by which media have been appreciated as the expressions of subjective visions and artistic designs. To be sure, the new institutional approaches are not without their critics, who have maligned them as inflexible, reductive and ignorant of extra-economic motivations, cultural inflections and individual decisions.

How can film and media scholarship effectively seek both macro and micro explanations and attend to both larger networks and human agency? This special issue of Film Studies (Manchester University Press), due for publication in 2016, seeks to answer this question by collecting a diverse series of case studies that illustrate such comprehensive approaches. These 6000-8000-word articles may pertain to any area of film and media studies, but should grapple with their objects of inquiry by taking account of both institutions and individual agency.

Possible topics might include (but are not limited to) case studies that reveal:

–the place of (a) film (or a genre or production trend) in relation to government bodies (e.g., the EU; the State Department; local municipalities)

–how individual directors, cinematographers, screenwriters or other film workers negotiated with companies, unions, regulation bodies, government authorities or other large organisations

–how media control, convergence or conglomeration has been inflected by individuals’ decision-making

–the role of individuals in censorship and classification decisions

–how arts journalists or film critics fit into larger media organisations and associations

–how individual cinemas, film festivals, distribution companies or other film-cultural groups deal with larger networks; how these larger networks codetermine the individuals’ everyday practices

–audience or fan studies that attend to both institutional pressures (or incentives) and individual desires and tastes

Abstracts (of less than 200 words) and a short biographical note should be sent by 1 November 2014 to Mattias Frey at Complete manuscripts should be ready for peer review by the summer of 2015. Publication is due for summer 2016.

Ayşegül Akaydın’dan dönüşen televizyon platformları üzerine bir inceleme

AbOA1tRBİLGİ TVRP Araştırma Görevlisi Ayşegül Akaydın‘ın “Değişen Televizyon Platformlarının İzleyiciye Sunduğu Seçenekler” adlı makalesi Erciyes Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Dergisi’nde yayınlandı:

“Teknoloji alanındaki gelişmeler sonucunda enformasyon toplumu dediğimiz internet ve bilgisayar teknolojilerinin ön planda olduğu bir toplumsal yapı ortaya çıktı. Enformasyonun kolay ve hızlı paylaşımı sayesinde iletişim teknolojileri de gelişmeye başladı. Manuel Castells’in de belirttiği gibi toplum, daha akışkan, dinamik bir yapıya ağ toplumuna dönüştü.

Bu toplumsal dönüşüm ve gelişen teknolojiler sayesinde televizyon alanında yeni bir yayıncılık anlayışı oluştu. Sayısal yayıncılık özellikle izleyiciye çok fazla imkan sundu. IPTV, web TV, pay TV olarak adlandırılan televizyon sistemleri hayatımıza girdi. IPTV, şifreli veya şifresiz radyo, televizyon, veri kanallarının, depolanan video, ses ve veri içeriklerinin IP (internet protokol) paketlerine dönüştürülerek geniş bant erişim teknolojileri (Xdsl,fiber..) üzerinden son kullanıcıya yayınlanmasıdır (Taşçı,Tekcan,Sunar,2011). Ayrıca bu yeni televizyon yayıncılığı, izleyiciyi ön plana çıkaran etkileşimli bir anlayıştır.

Bu çalışmada, sayısal televizyon yayıncılığının izleyiciye sunduğu imkanlar ve seçenekler incelendi. Çalışmada literatür taraması ile birlikte kuramsal temel oluşturulup değişen izleyici kavramına da değinildi.”