#Europe agenda: “Macron and Le Pen ‘through to run-off’ in French elections…

France elections: Macron and Le Pen ‘through to run-off’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Projections see centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen facing off on 7 May. Who are Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron?  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) The far-right female National Front leader will go head-to-head with the 39-year-old … Read more

#Journalism agenda: “Journalists across the country are using a Slack channel to tackle Trump…

Journalists across the country are using a Slack channel to tackle Trump Mashable! by Marcus Gilmer   In the new era of “alternative facts,” journalists will need all the help they can get in covering the Trump administration and administering the correct Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to hold the administration accountable. The future of journalism … Read more

Journalism agenda: Social Media giants react to fake news phenomena after the damage already done…

Twitter is banning multiple alt-right accounts The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Following the release of new features to tackle abuse on its network yesterday, Twitter has begun suspending the accounts of users associated with the alt-right political movement, reports USA Today. That includes the one belonging to Richard Spencer, who heads up the National Policy … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Turkey Submits Highest Volume of Removal Requests to Twitter…”The Growing Problem of Bots That Fight Online…

TWITTER TRANSPARENCY REPORT: Turkey Submits Highest Volume of Removal Requests to Twitter  Bianet :: English Turkey has been listed as the country with the greatest number of removal requests in Twitter’s first biannual Transparency Report of 2016. The Growing Problem of Bots That Fight Online  MIT Technology Review The way software agents interact on the Web is … Read more

#PanamaPapers roundup: Iceland’s Prime Minister; the First Casualty

Panama Papers: Pirates Prepare to Takeover Iceland (Update) TorrentFreak by Andy From August 2015, an anonymous source began leaking around 11.5 million secret documents created by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to German news outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ). Chinese Censors Erase #PanamaPapers Evidence From Web Global Voices Online by Oiwan Lam Relatives of current top leader … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Google doodle for #InternationalWomensDay #8AdarêPîrozBe

Google’s International Women’s Day Doodle celebrates the remarkable women of the future Mashable! by Rachel Thompson National Security Experts Weigh in on the “Apple v. FBI” Battle – “If [the FBI is] lying, that would be a very, very big deal.”  Upvoted by Nick Dyen “Apple is being mischievous here,” two national security experts at the Brookings … Read more

Check out tens of state of journalism reviews from Nieman Journalism Lab… Journalism agenda…

Top 10 Media Publishers for Nov. 2015: Billboard Dominates Twitter Engagement All Facebook In November, U.S. media publishers accounted for 1.4 billion total social actions (likes, comments, shares, retweets, dislikes), with 687 million from Instagram, 632 million actions from Facebook, 51 million from Twitter, and 13 million from YouTube (excluding views). The media publishing industry represents … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Global Voices Community: We Stand With Hisham

Global Voices Community: We Stand With Hisham Global Voices Online by Global Voices Hisham Almiraat (center) at the Global Voices 2012 Summit in Nairobi with Mohamed ElGohary (L) and Sami Ben Gharbia (R). PHOTO: Ivan Sigal Anonymous declares “total war” on Islamic State after Paris attacks The Next Web by Matthew Hussey The Anonymous hacking group has … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter’s 136-Page Handbook for Politicians…”reverse searching Google images on your phone, “Rise of smart cities…

Twitter’s 136-Page Handbook for Politicians  Social Media Today by Sarah Snow An NPR article recently reveals that Twitter “has a very special handbook just for people running for elected office. And it’s 136 pages long.” Use this link to reverse search Google images on your phone The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Google’s reverse image search is one … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “France launches Syria anti-IS strikes

France launches Syria anti-IS strikes BBC News | Europe | World Edition France says it has carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria France launches first air strikes against ISIL in Syria  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Announcement comes after Hollande unveiled change of strategy due to growing concern over Syrian refugee … Read more

Dear friends, Wired offers us how to be culturally literate in 2016… Meanwhile, “UC Berkeley issues first-ever university transparency report- Literati roundup…

What You Need to Know to Be Culturally Literate in 2016 Wired Top Stories by Robert Capps Here’s a cheat sheet of everything you need to know to understand what’s happening in science, culture, security, business, and design. Feel free to take notes. UC Berkeley issues first-ever university transparency report Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow April writes, … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Techfugees aims to crowdsource solutions to Europe’s migrant crisis

Techfugees aims to crowdsource solutions to Europe’s migrant crisis The Next Web by Amanda Connolly Over the past few weeks, we have highlighted the need for the tech community to look outside its bubble at the European migrant crisis. Today, Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large of Techcrunch, has taken this a step further and launched “Techfugees” – a … Read more

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