Always a new peak: “Chair of Amnesty International Turkey swept up in post-coup purge…

Chair of Amnesty International Turkey swept up in post-coup purge – Jun 6, 7:06 PM Responding to the news that Taner Kiliç, the Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, was today detained by police along with 22 other lawyers in Izmir on suspicion of having links with the Fethullah Gülen movement, Salil Shetty, Amnesty International Amnesty … Read more

#Journalism agenda: The Worlds of Journalism Study (WJS) releases aggregated data and reports for 67 countries

The Worlds of Journalism Study (WJS) releases aggregated data and reports for 67 countries. Data and reports are freely available at the project website: In an unprecedented collaborative effort, the recent study (2012-2016) compiled data on the state of journalism in 67 countries from all inhabited continents. The data is based on standardized interviews … Read more

#Cyberculture – Strange times: “Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim

Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   President-elect Donald Trump backs Wikileaks founder over alleged Russian meddling in the US election. The Future Of Encryption Digital Tonto by Greg Satell   The new era of quantum encryption is coming sooner than you think. If you want to … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Google Program to Deradicalize Jihadis then to be used for Right-Wing American Extremists…Twitter Emojis for 2016 Paralympic Games

Google Program to Deradicalize Jihadis Will Be Used for Right-Wing American Extremists Next  The Intercept by Naomi LaChance A Google-incubated program that has been targeting potential ISIS members with deradicalizing content will soon be used to target violent right-wing extremists in North America, a designer of the program said at an event at the Brookings Institution … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Two new types of social media hoax- Fake crowds- Fake victims….

Two new types of social media hoax to look out for (and how to spot them) First Draft News by First Draft Where do you get your news? According to the recent Digital News Report, the internet is quickly gaining on television as the primary source of news for most people and social media is even more … 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

Journalism agenda: “BBC unveils a collection of its first virtual reality experiments…

BBC unveils a collection of its first virtual reality experiments ‘Easter Rising: Voice of a rebel’, ‘We wait’ and ‘Home’ are set to premiere at Sheffield DocFest on 10 June Watchdog That Shepherded Panama Papers Now Constrained by Finances New York Times … and pursue journalism at a time when traditional news organizations, and even … Read more

Journalism agenda: “How to find breaking news on Twitter…”How can journalists use Whatsapp for newsgathering

How to find breaking news on Twitter by Alastair Reid By its very nature, breaking news happens unexpectedly. Simply waiting for something to start trending on Twitter is not an option for journalists – you’ll have to actively seek it out. The most important rule is to switch perspectives with the eyewitness and ask yourself, “What would I … Read more

Journalism agenda: “CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack…

CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., and many … Read more

If you still wanna come: Istanbul’s culture and arts calendar for September 2015…”Al-Istanbul: How Turkey’s largest city became a hub for Arab tourists….

GUIDE: Istanbul’s culture and arts calendar for September 2015 Istanbul offers a wide range of activities to serve Istanbulites with different tastes, from a cooking workshop to one focusing on the problems of single mothers; from a Tarkan concert to a Latin music festival. Here is a calendar for Istanbul’s culture and arts events for September … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: #Alphabet is the new Google

Now It Can Be Evil! Twitter Reacts to Google’s Alphabet  Wired Top Stories by Davey Alba Rarely is the Internet simply handed a joke fest on this scale. A New Company Called Alphabet Now Owns Google Wired Top Stories by Cade Metz Google has reorganized itself into multiple companies, spinning off several of its most ambitious projects … 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

Journalism agenda: Turkey’s pro-AKP dailies are so full of shit that they cannot cover an incident that includes explosions, dead and injured citizens

These dailies are an insult to journalism. All of them either downplays or totally ignores the deadly attack at HDP rally in Diyarbakır yesterday. In journalism news: How a group of researchers tried to use social media data and algorithms to find breaking news Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman Shortly after 9:30 a.m. on March 12, 2014, … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Now another hostage in kosher grocery in Paris while two murderers are holed up…

Armed man takes hostage in kosher grocery in Paris: source Fresh shooting broke out in eastern Paris on Friday, with reports that an armed man had taken a hostage at a kosher grocery store, a source told AFP. Charlie Hebdo massacre survivors start work on new issue Surviving employees of Charlie Hebdo that lost its top staff … Read more

“CPJ issues first-ever report on press freedom in the United States- A Journalism roundup…

CPJ issues first-ever report on press freedom in the United States   Barack Obama leaves a press conference in the East Room of the White House August 9. (AFP/Saul Loeb) Josh Stearns says, New Report Finds Obama?s Policies Threaten an Independent Press The Committee to Protect Journalists has released its first-ever special report on freedom … Read more