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About Güneş Tavmen

Güneş Tavmen has been working on the issues of technology and society for about 10 years. Lately she has pursued an MA Degree in Sociology in London as a Chevening Scholar, specialising in the nexus between new technologies and urban life.

Articles by Güneş Tavmen

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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Turkey’s nightmarish adventures in censorship and surveillance on the internet

As the mayoral elections are around the corner, authoritarian surveillance and the censorship of political content is increasing on a frighteningly exponential scale.

Neither working at a kebab shop, nor intending to blow up a plane

On the routine indignities of a migrant's life in Britain.

The pathology of expecting social network websites to wave the ‘democracy flag’

One of the most basic principles and characteristics of the public sphere must be its independence both from the state and market forces. So why should Turkish people feel betrayed by Facebook?

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