Inside Higher Ed piece: “Turkish Academe Under Attack……Literati roundup…

Turkish Academe Under Attack Turkish scholars describe a growing intolerance for dissent. February 12, 2016 By Elizabeth Redden In the early morning hours of Jan. 15, the antiterror police came to Yucel Demirer’s home. He was taken to police headquarters, where he shared a cell with fellow Kocaeli University professors who, like him, had signed … 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

Cyberculture agenda: “Global Voices Community: We Stand With Hisham

Global Voices Community: We Stand With Hisham Global Voices Online by Global Voices Hisham Almiraat (center) at the Global Voices 2012 Summit in Nairobi with Mohamed ElGohary (L) and Sami Ben Gharbia (R). PHOTO: Ivan Sigal Anonymous declares “total war” on Islamic State after Paris attacks The Next Web by Matthew Hussey The Anonymous hacking group has … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Internet user-friendly copyright law presented to European Parliament… “Global Digital & Social Media Stats: 2015

Report urges internet user-friendly copyright law EU copyright rules need to be rebalanced to give internet users more rights as compared to creators and rights holders according to a draft European Parliament report published today (19 January). Global Digital & Social Media Stats: 2015 We Are Social’s huge report on the state of Digital in 2015, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Twitter Stock Drops…Blogs in Russia?s Media Ecology…

  Twitter Stock Drops to New Low as User Growth Disappoints Wall Street   Here we go again.   Twitter Tops 250 Million Users, But Stock Tanks 10% Mashable! by Seth Fiegerman Twitter beat earnings and revenue estimates for the first quarter, but users numbers came in at the low end of Wall Street estimates … Read more

Biji Biratiya Gelan [Long live the fraternity of peoples] Gezi Occupiers now in Solidarity with killed Kurdish peasants…

Solidarity with Lice march tonight in Kadıköy, İstanbul… via @pilkiz   From Marginal March To Mass Movement How the Turkish government has fanned a simple protest by overreacting and then blaming scapegoats.   RedHack launches cyber attack on Istanbul Special Provincial Administration The Turkish hacker group Redhack announced The fight for the square ?The fight … Read more