Literati roundup: “Michel Foucault as an activist intellectual…”Foucault and the ‘current’ refugee crisis…

Michel Foucault as an activist intellectual open Democracy News Analysis – by Engin Isin Foucault’s 1982 – 3 lectures presented his thoughts on the subject of parrhesia, or the truth-telling subject. He found himself confronting governments through speech acts in ways that we have yet to understand. Foucault portrait. Flickr/Thierry Ehrmann. Some rights reserved.Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was one of … Read more

Journalism agenda: “Why does Google want to pay for digital news experiments in Europe?

Why does Google want to pay for digital news experiments in Europe? Nieman Journalism Lab by Justin Ellis Lately Google is spending a lot of time — and money — trying to convince journalists it wants to be friends. In recent months, they’ve introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages, the recently launched Google News Lab, and team-ups with … Read more

Journalism agenda: A journalist, Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel… Twitter and Reddit moves more into journalistic production…

Nobel Prize in literature goes to journalist from Belarus Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and dissident writer, won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday (8 October) “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”, the Swedish Academy announced.   How the Crowd and Automation Are Shaping Journalism Social Media Today by … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Catalonia symbolic poll ‘backs independence’…

Catalonia poll ‘backs independence’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition An informal vote on independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia has shown more than 80% in favour, officials say. Spain’s Catalans set to vote on independence  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Catalonia vote: first reactions open Democracy News Analysis – by Fernando Betancor Artur Mas was … Read more

In Europe, Hungary proposes Internet tax, “Big Pirate Sites ‘Raided’, Admins on the Run

  Big Pirate Sites ‘Raided’, Admins on the Run  TorrentFreak In June 2011, police across Europe coordinated to carry out the largest anti-piracy operation the continent had ever seen. Their target was and its affiliates, a huge illegal movie streaming operation with links to Spain, France and the Netherlands. Internet tax prompts Hungary protest BBC News … Read more