Pirates: Discovering the Planet – A Collective Project
Out of the turbulent political situation in Turkey comes an international project that is for and by Pirates. We can react to the governments of the world, as they increase surveillance and censorship on the world’s people, but we can also be proactive and take the future in our own hands. Pirates: Discovering the Planet is just such an action. Pirates from around the world are being asked to write a book.
The project requires two types of support. Writers who are willing to write a chapter in this book and national parties to endorse it. So you can pick a topic from the huge number of hashtags and ask your national party to led its support.
Arif Yıldırım is the editor of this book in the making. He is a head of the department of journalism in Gaziantep University at the Syrian border of Turkey. He has a PhD from Marmara University and you can learn more about him and the project at the project website. Not only will Arif be editing the book, he will be travelling to various contributors and interviewing them to add an extra level of personal interest to the project.
Featured image: CC BY-SA Arif Yıldırım