bm298 Imprisoned, Persecuted, and On the Air

Tucked away somewhere in the labyrinth of streets on the Asia side of Istanbul, you’d think you were walking into someone’s house until you notice that each room in this apartment is part of this modest radio station. Sitting in a sun room with windows overlooking this section of the city, sipping tea, I asked this producer from �zg�r Radyo about how this radio station is alternative.� “Alternative to the government..” she began..

This interview is the 3rd in a series of podcasts focusing on alternative media in Turkey, this time focusing on radio and the struggle to bring forward minority voices.


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Please Note – Once again I’m experimenting with translation, this time I’ve left all the original audio in the recording, this means lots of Turkish – enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “bm298 Imprisoned, Persecuted, and On the Air

  • March 21, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Including the Turkish is a great improvement.

  • March 21, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Including the original language is a very good and necesarry idea… good job!!!

  • March 24, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks to you both. It was of course the suggestion of a smart listener, full credit to him.

  • April 8, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I’m actually not a big fan of including the original Turkish, because the casts get (too) long and I don’t understand them for more than half of the listening time.

    I do agree however that it would be fun to have the orginals in a language I understand. So, the optimal solution probably is to have two versions, but I’m sure that’s too much work for you Mark.

    So, if in doubt, I vote for the translation only part.

    • April 9, 2009 at 1:47 am

      thanks for the vote chris.. I have been wanting to hear from more voices on this issue.. so Im glad to hear yours. Also I think many shows in a row of translation is also tiring to listen to. hopefully one day soon doing such a thing wont be too much work… but right now.. yeah.. im too busy. But still.. next time I have a translation show.. Im going back to the translate over the original language method for an episode or two.

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