Anthro roundup: “The 8 Best #Anthropology Websites to Explore Human History

Anthropology Day Photo Contest FoodAnthropology Festival Oyster Grillers, New Orleans, June 1, 2019, photo by David Beriss If you have food anthropology related photos that you want to be famous, SAFN wants to hear from you! We have decided to hold a food anthropology photography competition for Anthropology Day (2/18) this year. Our goal is to collect … Read more

As faculty members and students resists in Boğaziçi Uni, government forces/trolls find a new angle to attack…

  Boğaziçi’s ‘collective will’ leaving vice rector’s seat open, say protesting staff | Ahval No academic has stepped up to become the vice rector of Istanbul’s Boğaziçi university, where a… Boğaziçi Rector Melih Bulu also links an artistic depiction of the Kaaba (see my previous tweet with it in) to a homophobic hashtag linking it to the … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: A “New Landmark Study on Online Gendered Abuse and Disinformation”.. “Google unions around the world form Alpha Global alliance”

New Landmark Study on Online Gendered Abuse and Disinformation Oxford Internet Institute – News by Sara Spinks  25 January 2021 Oxford Internet Institute Online gendered and sexualized abuse and disinformation against women in public life is widespread, and social media platforms are doing too little to stop it, finds a landmark study by the Woodrow Wilson … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Reuters Institute’s media trends and predictions for 2021

Reuters Institute’s media trends and predictions for 2021 Journalism.co.uk by Zi Wang / RISJ’s senior research associate Nic Newman talks about new revenue models, the rise of entrepreneurial journalism and the possibilities unlocked by artificial intelligence Why EFF Doesn’t Support Bans On Private Use of Face Recognition EFF.org Updates by Adam Schwartz  Government and private use of face … Read more

#Europe agenda: “GDPR fines skyrocket as EU gets tough on data breaches

Macron rules out official apology for colonial abuses in Algeria AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) President, who once acknowledged French colonisation as a ‘crime against humanity’, rules out formal apologies. GDPR fines skyrocket as EU gets tough on data breaches The Social Software Weblog Europe’s new privacy protection regime has led to a surge in fines for … Read more

The first salvo from the Biden administration:

Biden administration issues first statements on Turkey regarding Demirtaş, Kavala | Ilhan Tanir @WashingtonPoint The Biden administration on Saturday made its first statements on Turkey concerning two high profile prisoners in the country. The U.S. State Department, in an email statement to Ahval, commented on imprisoned Kurdish politician and former leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, as well as jailed philanthropist … Read more

Bernie memes reach Istanbul (!) [via @azraceylani and @TheTurkishLife]

Berni hanging with amateur fishermen in Eminönü. Bernie attending protests at Boğaziçi University Bernie hanging around with some Turkish people who they are, I have no idea. These three by Azra Ceylan and more here: Everyone can have a local angle on the #BernieSits memes thanks to @nick_sawhney's Google Maps Street View-powered "Put Bernie Anywhere" … Read more

Great work: “What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol

Did You Know? Fun Facts about Donald J. Trump Boing Boing by Ruben Bolling Tom the Dancing Bug – Did You Know? Fun Facts About Donald J. Trump YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here. The White House website … Read more

My quote in the al-Monitor piece and more on this (let’s not ignore Google’s complicity): “Twitter, Pinterest face ad ban in Turkey under new social media law

Twitter, Pinterest face ad ban in Turkey under new social media law Al-Monitor Twitter, Pinterest face ad ban in Turkey under new social media law  Al-Monitor Erkan Saka, an associate professor of journalism and media studies at Istanbul Bilgi University, said Facebook’s decision was likely made to protect its “relatively good” advertisement revenue in Turkey. “This all … Read more

Boğaziçi academics continued their regular protest in snow

A group of scholars continues to protest the rector’s appointment by Erdoğan at Boğaziçi University…. Benzemiş mi, benzemiş… https://t.co/XkHxLVbEHl — ohannes kılıçdağı (@ohannes_klcdg) January 18, 2021 Metallica Fuels Student Protests in Istanbul as Dozens Detained Bloomberg The music of heavy metal band Metallica has provided the soundtrack as students in Istanbul protest President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to … Students … Read more

Banal political violence increases… “Future Party Vice Chair Özdağ attacked in Ankara last week…

Two more attacked on the same day… One was an anti-government nationalist journalist… Future Party Vice Chair Özdağ attacked in Ankara Bianet :: English Politician Selçuk Özdağ was attacked by five people in front of his house. Özdağ is the Vice Chair of the Future Party founded and chaired by Ahmet Davutoğlu, who has defined the … Read more

Video: İstanbul a little bit under snow…

  Hard not to admire this city when it’s under a blanket of snow. Hard not to admire this city when it’s under a blanket of snow. by u/IamEkremImamoglu in istanbul     Istanbul: municipality to build water tanks to overcome drought Middle East Monitor Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is to build water storage tanks for every … Read more

#anthropology roundup: “What Makes Vaccines Social?

What Makes Vaccines Social? SAPIENS by Emily Brunson and Monica Schoch-Spana   Summary container all summary markers are relative to this container: do not change the id (3) [no-caption] Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Now is a pressing time for vaccinating the U.S. population (and the world) against COVID-19. But there are social hurdles that need to be addressed. … Read more

Turkey getting ready for the Biden administration

https://twitter.com/nateschenkkan/status/1348741076237099010?s=03 Foreign minister: Turkey, US to set up working group on sanctions, S-400s Bianet :: English Minister Çavuşoğlu has spoken to journalists at a year-end meeting in Ankara. US says there is no working group on CAATSA, rebuking Çavuşoğlu | Ilhan Tanir @WashingtonPoint A United States spokesperson denied earlier remarks made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt… … Read more

EFF statement: “YouTube and TikTok Put Human Rights In Jeopardy in Turkey

YouTube and TikTok Put Human Rights In Jeopardy in Turkey EFF.org Updates by Katitza Rodriguez Summary container all summary markers are relative to this container: do not change the id (3) Democracy in Turkey is in a deep crisis. Its ruling party, led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, systematically silences marginalized voices, shuts down dissident TV channels, … Read more