European Association of Social #Anthropology’s Statement on Data Governance in Ethnographic Projects

Here is the link to the statement EASA’s Statement on Data Governance in Ethnographic Projects1 This statement describes some of the core methodical and ethical practices of ethnographic research.2 These practices have implications for the norms and forms of data management in ethnography.3 We issue this statement to help ethnographers respond to current mandates for … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Thousands in Hungary protest PM Viktor Orban’s ‘slave law’…

  Thousands in Hungary protest PM Viktor Orban’s ‘slave law’  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Protesters wave Hungarian and EU flags shouting slogans such as ‘Don’t steal’ and ‘Independent courts’. Hungarians rally again against ‘slave laws’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition About 10,000 people take to the streets in Budapest to protest at a … Read more

#Anthropology roundup: “Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2018…

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2018 HeritageDaily Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2018 HeritageDaily 1 – The world’s oldest known drawing. The earliest evidence of a drawing Publicity or Marginality? On the Question of Academic “Silencing” in Anthropology Open Anthropology Abstract What is “silencing” and is it out of place in the contemporary North American … Read more

What did you expect? “‘They clearly don’t care’: Fact-checkers on the state of misinformation at Facebook #Cyberculture agenda…

‘They clearly don’t care’: Fact-checkers on the state of misinformation at Facebook The Next Web by Bryan Clark After a deluge of fake news began to overwhelm Facebook, it got proactive. The social media platform tapped bi-partisan organizations, such as Snopes, to fact-check content on the platform and use their expertise to combat the spread of misinformation. … Read more

Not much to be proud of: Turkey Still World’s Worst Jailer of Journalists’ [COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS’ 2018 REPORT:]

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS’ 2018 REPORT: ‘Turkey Still World’s Worst Jailer of Journalists’ Bianet :: English According to a report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Turkey has become “the world’s worst jailer of journalists” for the third time in 2018. As announced by the CPJ, at least 68 journalists have been behind bars … Read more

Why Gezi again?

The easy answer is it is the election time and He and his followers like to have an enemy at this time. There is no need to look for a rationale behind this renewed interest in criminalizing the Gezi resistance. It is a straw man. It is an easy target after more than five years. … Read more

From #Europe: What do conservatives want? … Haircuts?

via Angela Merkel’s mixed legacy: Open-door policy, rise of far right Al Jazeera English (In Depth) As Merkel hands CDU leadership to her successor, analysts say open-door immigration policy has given rise to far right. German CDU elects Kramp-Karrenbauer as new party leader Al Jazeera English (In Depth) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will replace Merkel as leader … Read more

A massive collaborative journalistic work on Turkey gone [maybe had to be] unmentioned in media in Turkey: “BLACK SITES Turkey”

BLACK SITES Turkey – Frederik Richter – Dec 6, 7:51 AM In a near-repeat of the CIA’s ‘extraordinary renditions’, the regime of Turkish president Erdoğan is kidnapping dozens of members of the Gülen movement from around the world. Victims are now raising a serious accusation: secret… The cooperation BlackSitesTurkey is a joint cross-border investigation by nine … Read more

Orhan Pamuk has a new book (Balkon) – another one on #İstanbul- that many might have missed…

Honestly, I have missed it although I am a Pamuk fan. Maybe because it is a visual work that consists of thousands of Istanbul photos he has taken… I have quickly checked out Amazon and Goodreads links and I could not see many reviews, too. Did anyone check it yet? Orhan Pamuk: Balkon Istanbul … Read more

Incarcerated nation: “Number of people in Turkish prisons up by 15.7 percent in 2017

I think I will end up in jail when I return to Turkey. I am getting used to it. Number of people in Turkish prisons up by 15.7 percent in 2017  Hurriyet Daily News The number of people in Turkish prisons increased by 15.7 percent in 2017 up to over 232,000 compared to 2016, according to … Read more

From Kızılcaköy, İzmir to French Riots

This image is from Kızılcaköy, İzmir. Locals are resisting against a geothermal power station project that may give harm to the local environment. The photo is actually taken by Ferdi Uzun from the state-owned agency, Anadolu Ajansı. In the meantime, Turkish public TV (TRT) correspondents are busy with reporting from French Riots and a Turkish speaking protester catches’em … Read more

My first take on cryptocurrency cultures

After the AAA, I was busy with other stuff and I could not write about how our conference took place. I was meaning to start my presentation with an anectode and I did it: I owe a lot to my flatmate back in Istanbul, who was an ardent cryptocurrency trader. As usual, our panel did not … Read more

Sean Penn in town for a ‘Khashoggi murder documentary’… #journalism agenda

  Sean Penn producing ‘Khashoggi murder film’ in Istanbul AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Oscar-winner actor pictured filming in front of Saudi consulate, where journalist was murdered, Turkish media says. Sean Penn Is Reportedly Filming a Documentary About the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Slate Articles by Hailey Gavin Are bots better at understanding their audience than human journalists? … Read more

Cats of #Istanbul- last week edition

  A cute picture from Turkey. by in Turkey A Starbucks in Istanbul, Turkey by in Turkey This may not be from Istanbul though: Pisi by in Turkey  

#Cyberculture agenda: Thanks to British Member of Parliament we learn more inside workings of Facebook – and not that good stuff at all…

UK Documents Suggest Facebook Traded User Privacy For Growth Wired Top Stories by Issie Lapowsky Newly public documents provide a rare window into CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s thoughts on how to expand his social media juggernaut. 250-page document dump is another nail in Facebook’s coffin The Next Web by Rachel Kaser As part of its investigation of Facebook in the … Read more

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