Journalism agenda: From Jailed Journalists to EU leaders:


Two Turkish journalists arrested this week for their coverage of arms trafficking to Islamist rebels in Syria urged the European Union not to compromise on human rights, as it seeks an agreement with Ankara to help stem refugee flows to Europe.

‘We are troubled by the pre-trial arrest yesterday of senior editors of the respected Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet,’ the US says
Two prominent journalists, who were detained Nov. 26 on charges of espionage and assisting a terrorist organization through a news reports , urged the EU not to compromise with Turkey ıver human rights
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Statements made separately by IPI Turkey, Press Council, DİSK Press Labor, TGS and TGC, TGF and TYS have reacted against arrest of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül.
The U.S. Embassy in Turkey has labeled the detention of two prominent Turkish journalists as another example of pressure on the media, calling on the Turkish courts to uphold the principle of media freedom in line with the country’s constitution
Can Dündar overturns Erdoğan’s statement over MİT trucks with own words
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Wikileaks is just another example. The US attempts to cover up the Watergate scandal ended with the resignation of a president. Irangate revealed that the US secretly sold weapons to Iran, and those responsible paid for this. Watergate revealed US .
U.S. Embassy in Ankara has condemned arrest of Cumhuriyet daily Chief Editor Can Dündar and Ankara representative Erdem Gül.
Association of Turkish Journalists in Europe reacting against arrest of Can Dündar and Erdem gül has said, “We know that Erdoğan personally is behind this gross violation against people’s freedom of communication and right to receive information”.
Can Dundar, the editor in chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gul, its Ankara bureau chief, were charged with divulging state secrets and being members of a terrorist group.

Inside the social search for the Paris attackers

As details about the men accused of carrying out the deadly attacks across Paris began to surface, unveiled by French police and prosecutors, the world’s media turned to social to find out more about the suspects.

But by that time, many of their accounts had already been removed.

Tracking extremists on social media presents a multitude of challenges, one being the rapid rate at which their profiles are being purged. Facebook and Twitter are working aggressively to shutter accounts linked to the Islamic State (IS) and ban the dissemination of its propaganda, aimed at luring recruits.


Too little too late: The horror of Paris proves the media need to debunk rumours in real time

“Have you seen the news from Paris? Just awful isn’t it.” This WhatsApp message was the start of a long evening cross-referencing updates on Tweetdeck, trying to understand what was happening on the ground in Paris and realising the phrase ‘just awful’ couldn’t do justice to the horror unravelling.

Unsurprisingly, as always happens in chaotic breaking news situations, the rumours emerged quickly and were shared widely.

By thinking about the wider context around shared UGC you can often avoid a lengthy forensic verification process where it isn’t required. For publishers looking at how they tackle competition with platforms – it is easy. Context is where you can make a distinction through strong editorial work and storytelling.

The four kingdoms of context…

1. Data: the when, the where and the what

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