#Journalism agenda: “Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News”

  Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News FiveThirtyEight » Features by Brooke Borel Fake news. We’ve used this phrase so many times in the past two months that it’s almost lost meaning — partly because it can mean so many different things. Depending on who you talk to, “fake news” may refer to satirical news, … Read more

Europshere agenda: Berlin lorry attack :(

Berlin lorry attack: Man films chaos moments after truck hits BBC News | Europe | World Edition   An eyewitness describes filming “horrible scenes” moments after a lorry ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin. Berlin Christmas market attack ‘affects all Europe’ EurActiv.com by Frédéric Simon French President François Hollande and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker sent … Read more

Turkey in Europe: “German school in Istanbul cancels Christmas”

‘OUTRAGEOUS!’ Germany’s fury as teachers ‘banned from even MENTIONING Christmas in class’ Express.co.uk Usually the Istanbul Lisesi holds a small celebration for Christmas and teaches its pupils, who are both German and Turkish, about the Christian … German school in Istanbul cancels Christmas – Deutsche Welle German School in Istanbul Forced to Deny ‘Banning’ Christmas – … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Northern England under Worst floods for 70 years…

Worst floods for 70 years swamp northern England  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Around 500 soldiers brought in to deal with ‘unprecedented’ flooding in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Arresting scenes from the flooded streets of northern England Mashable! by Adam Rosenberg It’s been a soggy weekend in northern England as widespread flooding caused by heavy rains prompted the … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Religion has been causing conflict since 2000 years ago,anthropologists say”…

Religion has been causing conflict since 2000 years ago,anthropologists say ChristianToday This social tension caused by religion, however, is not a product of the modern world, according to a new study published on the journal “Current Anthropology.” In fact, researchers have concluded that religion has been causing conflict for over 2,000 Anthropologists overwhelmingly vote to … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Saudi blogger to be publicly flogged for insulting Islam…”Three Reasons the Silk Road Trial Matters…

Is Jetpack Misleading Users to Promote WordPress.com?  WPBeginner by Editorial Staff Are you using Jetpack’s publicize feature on your site?Recently while browsing through Facebook, we found several folks sharing links where WordPress replaced the site domain. Along with that, the status also read like this: Michelle Schulp published an article in WordPress. Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Flogged … Read more

Ipsos KMG survey offers clues on social support to growing authoritarianism…

https://twitter.com/influxTR/status/552052105234903040 Turkish people’s profile revealed in new survey Hurriyet Daily News The survey, titled the ‘Guide to Understanding Turkey,’ was conducted by the Ipsos KMG Research and Consultancy Company with almost 16,000 people across the country

AKP leadership attacking Supreme Court as 4 former ministers’ corruption case to be determined today…

Supreme Court plotted against AKP, health minister claims Hurriyet Daily News Mehmet Müezzinoğlu diagnosed the Supreme Court as ‘the main element which plotted against the ruling party’ Inquiry panel to vote on fate of former ministers A parliamentary inquiry commission is expected to decide whether to send four former ministers to the Supreme Council for trial on … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Web Freedom a Global Issue in 2015…

Web Freedom Is Seen to Be Growing as a Global Issue in 2015 nytimes.com – Vindu Goel – Jan 1 – SAN FRANCISCO — Government censorship of the Internet is a cat-and-mouse game. And despite more aggressive tactics in recent months, the cats have been largely frustrated while the mice wriggle away. But this year, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda:

Sony About to Get Sued For Pirating Music in The Interview  TorrentFreak The way things are panning out, the Sony movie The Interview is on course to become one of the most controversial movies of all time. The comedy, which depicts the violent death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, made headlines worldwide when the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: German President says Germans ‘should welcome’ refugees

Germans ‘should welcome’ refugees  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Germany’s President uses his Christmas message to urge Germans to welcome refugees amid growing support for an anti-Islam group. Israel, Palestine and the European Union Ideas on Europe by Jon Danzig This month UCL student and blogger, Lewis Barber, wrote an article for the Jerusalem Post … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Strange Sony Hack claims… Another Euro fine on a tech company: Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator

Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Italy’s competition watchdog fines travel website Tripadvisor €500,000 (£392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews. How information volunteers solve communicative issues during a disaster media/anthropology by John Postill Volunteers play with children at a disaster refugee centre near Yogyakarta, in Indonesia. Photo by Eko … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: New Twitter’s transparency reports…”Data mining tops LinkedIn’s list of the ‘hottest skills of 2014’

Twitter’s transparency reports are now available in 10 languages The Next Web by Natt Garun Since launching its first transparency report in 2012, it has been Twitter’s aim to ensure users from around the globe can access this information in a clear and straightforward way. Cowardly U.S. theaters refuse to show ‘The Interview’ after free speech threats  Boing Boing … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Buses, planes, Bulgarians, Romanians and The Daily Mail…”Athens says crisis is ending…

Buses, planes, Bulgarians, Romanians and The Daily Mail: An Update The Daily Mail: Buses and Planes – full or not? On 31 December 2013 the UK?s Daily Mail published a story claiming that buses and planes to the UK from Bulgaria and Romania were sold-out, fully-booked, and single plane tickets were selling for up to £3,000 each. The … Read more

?Grand coalition? in Germany…Stop the export of digital arms from the EU!…Scotland’s Future…Eurosphere roundup…

?Grand coalition? deal sealed in Germany     German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) reached a deal early on Wednesday on forming a “grand coalition” after wrangling through the night, meaning she should be able to form a government by Christmas.   Two months after Merkel’s landslide election victory and a month … Read more