Showing posts with label social media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label social media. Show all posts

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Greek Presidency[@gr2014eu]: The most followed EU Presidency account!

As the Greek Presidency enters the final month of its mandate, levels of public involvement via social media networks give us a reason to celebrate: the Presidency’s Twitter account has met with exceptional success, as @gr2014eu is the most followed EU Presidency account thus far, with almost 12,500 followers.

The account was launched on 15 November, 2013 and had attained 5,000 followers by the beginning of the Greek semester. By 26 February, numbers had doubled, reaching the landmark figure of 10,000 followers, while it continues to attract new followers daily, even as the Greek semester enters its final month.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Syria to expel Jordan envoy in tit-for-tat move

Strained ties between Jordan and Syria flared Monday with both Arab countries announcing they would expel diplomats representing the two neighbor states.

The Jordanian government said it declared Syria’s ambassador to Amman, Bahjat Suleiman, a persona non grata and requested that he leave the kingdom over “repeated insults” to the Hashemite kingdom.

“The government considers the Syrian ambassador to Jordan persona non grata and demanded he leave the country within 24 hours,” state-run Petra news agency reported, quoting foreign ministry spokeswoman Sabah Rafi.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cuba says US created other 'Cuban Twitter' projects

HAVANA - Cuba said on Sunday the United States continues to use social media to "subvert" the island's government and that the revelation this week of a US-created, Twitter-like service for Cuba was just one of several examples.
The US government has admitted it created a social media network called ZunZuneo, which takes its name from Cuban slang for the tweet of a hummingbird. It was revealed in a report by the Associated Press, which said ZunZuneo snared cell phone users to build a network whose goals included mobilizing demonstrations.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

US Representatives introduce resolution against Turkey’s ban on Twitter and Youtube

The U.S. Congress resolutions condemning Turkey have been increasing recently with Turkey’s ban on social websites Twitter and YouTube.

Four members of the U.S. House of the Representatives on April 1 prepared a resolution calling on Turkey to remove the bans on the social media, following a condemnation from two U.S. Senators last month over blocking the social media sites and a complaint letter sent to President Barrack Obama.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Statement by the Press Secretary on Blocking of Twitter in Turkey. -The White House.

Office of the Press Secretary: "The United States is deeply concerned that the Turkish government has blocked its citizens’ access to basic communication tools.

 We oppose this restriction on the Turkish people’s access to information, which undermines their ability to exercise freedoms of expression and association and runs contrary to the principles of open governance that are critical to democratic governance and the universal rights that the United States stands for around the world. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Greek media mirror citizens' fears, hopes over Merkel victory.

ATHENS, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The results of Germany's federal elections dominated Greek media on Monday, mirroring Greek citizens' fears and hopes over the impact of Angela Merkel's victory on the resolution of the Greek and European economic crisis.
Half of Greeks according to a recent poll believed that Merkel's reelection would have negative effects for Greece due to her insistence on tough cuts in wages, pensions and social services to tackle Greece massive debt problems.
Greek media reflected this notion on Monday, focusing on the significance of the outcome for Greece, in particular if a new grand coalition emerges in Berlin.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

German, Turkish press declare war .... Bild carried Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on its cover with the caption “New Dictator”

Media outlets in Turkey and Germany upped the severity of language of new reporting, amid rising tension between the countries that followed Berlin initiative to halt Turkey’s European Union bid.

The two have been in conflict since German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s statements on the ongoing Gezi Protests, and the daily newspapers of both countries have decided to join in.

German Bild carried Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on its cover with the caption “New Dictator,” depicting Erdoğan with a Hitler-like moustache. The cover was then featured on the front page of Turkish daily Takvim, who itself dubbed Merkel a “Nazi.”

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