Anthropology agenda: Turkey’s witch hunt on academics include an anthropologist, Sibel Özbudun whose Facebook shares shown as evidence…

Prof. Özbudun is charged with supporting PKK due to some of her sharings online that are nothing to do with PKK. One of the posts is related to a poem from Can Yücel, a leftist poet [this of course reminds one that Erdoğan was once imprisoned for a poem he recited and he always used … 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

US Midterm elections roundup

US Midterm Predictions from Stephen Spillane by Stephen Image via Wikipedia As promised yesterday, here are some predictions for the US Midterms. US Midterm Elections from Stephen Spillane by So Tuesday is the first electoral test faced by President Obama, since his election in 2008. That year also saw much celebration by the Democrats as … Read more