Journalism agenda: “Starting in online investigations with open-source intelligence… “Mobile journalism experts to follow on Twitter…

How to get started in online investigations with open-source intelligence First Draft News by Bellingcat Myself and others at First Draft frequently receive emails from a whole range of people asking how they can start doing the sort of online open-source investigation and verification that they’ve seen us doing. The skills and methodologies used are all … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “Introducing the Public Anthropology Institute…

Introducing the Public Anthropology Institute Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology This entry is part 9 of 9 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series. By: Faye V. Harrison, Carole McGranahan, Matilda Ostow, Melissa Rosario, Paul Stoller, Gina Athena Ulysse and Maria Vesperi The massacre in Orlando was just two days before we sat together around a … Read more

the 7th Trans Pride Week in Turkey Starts Memorializing #Orlando Massacre

7th Trans Pride Week Starts Memorializing Orlando Massacre  Bianet :: English 7th Trans Pride week started today. Trans said, “The offensive which was launched on Yezidi, Kurdish, Nusayri, Turkmen and Christian societies in the past now targets LGBTIs in the other end of the world”. Facebook activated its first Safety Check in the United States after … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “The anthropologist as a curious subaltern…

The anthropologist as a curious subaltern? Thoughts on precarity and publics Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Proshant Chakraborty The title of this post is meant to provoke. Or so I hoped, when I first thought of it one night as I was cooking (a very thought-inspiring activity, I must … Read more

Journalism agenda: #FreeRasool “Jake Hanrahan On His Detention In Turkey, And Why Mohammed Rasool Must Be Released

  Journalists detained in Turkey for using encryption On 27 August, a British journalist and a cameraman working for Vice News, a news channel that broadcasts in-depth documentaries about current subjects, and their fixer were detained in Turkey while reporting in Diyarbakir, the main city of the country’s predominantly Kurdish southeastern region. At the beginning of … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: 10 major tech conferences in 2015….. Ethan Zuckerman pieces on Global Voices Summit

  10 tech conferences around the world to attend in 2015 The Next Web by Ashley Hefnawy Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Sexual insecurities found in Google search results  FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau Seth Stephens-Davidowitz continues … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Fact-checking Hillary Clinton’s comments on Edward Snowden and the NSA

  How Brewster Kahle is using open-source principles to build affordable housing for non-profit workers The Next Web by Paul Sawers Brewster Kahle?s Internet Archive has been charting the Web?s evolution since 1996. Anyone wishing to return to the Yahoo of the mid-1990s or the Google of the early noughties   All of Denmark virtually … Read more

A map of closed US embassies and consulates due to Al-Qaeda threat.. An Americana roundup…

************** The Troubling Takeaway from Snowden’s Leaks: America Is Drowning in Secrets With his slow, steady stream of leaked NSA documents, Edward Snowden is offering a glimpse into what President Obama’s pledge of transparent government might have looked like — had he chosen to deliver on it. Members of Congress denied access to basic details … Read more

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