Game-Show tricks OccupyGezi-Clues into turkish Mainstream-TV

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Großartiger Medienhack: Eine türkische Gameshow a la Scrabble hat mit ihren Lösungsworten Hinweise auf die Proteste und Aufstände ins Mainstream-TV geschmuggelt. Sämtliche der 70 Antworten waren Referenzen an die Demonstrationen. Die Macher der Sendung wurden zwar (noch) nicht gefeuert, aber statt der normalen Live-Show wurde am nächsten Tag eine Aufzeichnung gesendet.

On Monday, a Scrabble-esque game show called "The Word Game," slyly crafted all of its puzzles so that each answer referenced the protests without specifically bringing them up. Host Ali Ihsan Varol asked contestants to guess words based on clues like, "A journey undertaken to see, to have fun." The answer, in Turkish, is "Gezi" the name of the park where the protests first started. Other words that had to be guessed during the show included "Freedom," "Solidarity," "Ballot Box," "Dictator," and "Twitter."

All 70 of Monday's night answers refereced the demonstrations in some way, including the last two: "Resign" and "Apologize."

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[update] Ein türkischer Soziologe hat alle Fragen und Antworten aus der Show übersetzt: It Takes a Quiz Show Host: #Occupygezi and Culture Jamming aganist CensorshipTurkey.