Eurosphere agenda: “Spain’s voters say no to two-party system…

Spain’s December 20 General Elections: start of a new historical cycle  open Democracy News Analysis – by José Luis Villacañas Being able to foster ‘real’ change in favour of the oppressed while, at the same time, responding to their need for security would be a great achievement for any political entity. Español MAIN FOCUS: Spain’s voters say … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “A Victory for Privacy and Transparency: HRW v. DEA… “Facebook, Twitter and Google pledge to increase hate speech moderation efforts in Germany…

A Victory for Privacy and Transparency: HRW v. DEA Updates by Mark Rumold In a victory for millions of people in the U.S. who have placed telephone calls to locations overseas, EFF and Human Rights Watch have confirmed that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s practice of collecting those records in bulk has stopped and that the … 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: WhatsApp is blocking links to Telegram, its major rival…”How online activist groups are raising millions….

WhatsApp is blocking Telegram links on Android for some reason The Next Web by Napier Lopez There’s something funky going on at WhatsApp HQ. Android users are noticing that the app is now blocking any links to rival chat app Telegram. The odd behavior was first spotted by Telegram users over on Reddit. Links to the app … Read more

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

A brief semiological analysis of an Erdoğan photo

This photo was released officially after Erdoğan’s talk with Obama before the G -20 Summit. The photo with what it contains and with what not contains gives out much to think about. Among the many possible many symbols, we see that a symbolic ‘Rabia’ sculpture on the left is particularly focused. The photo does not contain a … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Chelsea Manning’s statement for Aaron Swartz Day 2015

Chelsea Manning’s statement for Aaron Swartz Day 2015 Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Lisa Rein writes, “Chelsea Manning prepared a statement for this year’s “Aaron Swartz Day Celebration of Hackers and Whistleblowers That Make The World A Better Place” that took place at the Internet Archive, in San Francisco, on November 7th. It’s pretty amazing. (more…) … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “HOWTO use Tor Messenger…

How big data and The Sims are helping us to build the cities of the future The Next Web by The Conversation By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. It is expected that the greatest expansion will take place in developing regions such … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Internet Society Statement on the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit

  Internet Society Statement on the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit Internet Society – News Headlines Language English Date: Fri, 09/25/2015 Internet Society President and CEO Kathryn Brown issued the following statement: This week, the United Nations is hosting the Sustainable Development Summit (SDS) where the international community will embrace a global agenda to alleviate poverty, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Key challenges to freedom of expression online identified by EDRI

EDRi identifies key challenges to freedom of expression online Yeni Medya On 13 November 2014, EDRi met with the European External Action Service (EEAS) for a civil society consultation on the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline. The EEAS aims at improving the Guidelines in the future and was seeking input … Read more

Journalism agenda: “Twitter and Google are reportedly allying (against Facebook “Instant Articles”

Twitter and Google are reportedly launching their own version of “Instant Articles” Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman Google and Twitter are joining the growing group of tech companies looking to optimize publishers’ content for mobile devices. This fall, the two companies are planning an launching an open-source product that’s similar to Facebook’s Instant Articles, Recode’s … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Socialist Jeremy Corbyn, new leader of British Labour Party….”Saving Desperate Syrians in the Age of Peer-to-Peer Aid…

Socialist Jeremy Corbyn is elected as leader of British Labour Party Mashable! by Liza Hearon UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. BST, Sept. 12 Leader Corbyn vows Labour ‘fightback’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn sweeps to a landslide victory in Labour’s leadership contest – promising to lead the party’s “fightback”. What are the implications of Corbyn’s … Read more

Journalism agenda: “Majority of Journalists Wouldn’t Be Able to Function Without Social Media”

Report Finds Majority of Journalists Wouldn’t Be Able to Function Without Social Media  Social Media Today by Andrew Hutchinson Study: Journalists Increasingly Rely on Social for News  Social Media Today by Carianne King A recent survey by Oglivy PR revealed social media’s role in the increasingly dynamic landscape of modern media communications. Co-operatives: redefining local journalism?  open Democracy News Analysis – by Alon … Read more

Obama, the 2012 Victor

Obama?s Celebration Moment Is Most-Liked Facebook Photo Ever Obama?s ?Four More Years? Tweet is Most Popular of All Time [REPORT] from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder Donald Trump calls for revolutionary overthrow of American government from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow He deleted it, but Wil Wheaton saved it for posterity. Triumph of the Nerds: Nate … Read more