#Cyberculture agenda: “The technologies that would make the web more participatory…

The technologies that would make the web more participatory  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow The early web was heralded as a revolution in participatory media where everyone could make media as well as consuming it.   Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook’s behavior to US Congress Stories – WikiTribune by Charles Turner The WikiTribune community reporting on Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before … Read more

#journalism agenda: Google on an international framework for digital evidence…Facebook wants to embrace great journalism [despite its algorithms…

Facebook wants to embrace great journalism — try telling that to their algorithms Mashable! by Jason Abbruzzese Facebook’s in the midst of a serious campaign to convince everyone how much it cares about journalism. Even at F8, the company’s giant developer conference taking place this week, it’s saucing on the charm. An international framework for digital evidence  The … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “How Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World…

How Peter Thiel’s Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World  The Intercept by Sam Biddle Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the sprawling American spy apparatus, already vulnerable to abuse, is disturbing enough on its own. But the outlook is … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Data Mining Reveals the Rise of ISIS Propaganda on Twitter

Data Mining Reveals the Rise of ISIS Propaganda on Twitter MIT Technology Review Twitter has closed 25,000 accounts that supported the terrorist organisation ISIS. An analysis of these tweets shows how ISIS emerged with a message of extreme violence. How to find out what Trump’s favorite big data machine knows about you Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow … Read more

Many Religious movements canceled their Sunday (today) meetings…

 Religious movements cancel their Sunday meetings  Hurriyet Daily News   A number of religious movements in Turkey have canceled events scheduled to be held on Dec. 25. The movements announced that their meetings would be held over the internet, as they refrained from explaining the reasons for the cancelations Turkish court approves verdicts against policemen for killing … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: PEW report on Information Overload… Mr. Robot Killing the Hollywood Hacker….

  Information Overload  Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports Since the 1970s, the term “information overload” has captured society’s anxiety about the growth in the production of information having potentially bad consequences for people as they struggle to cope with seemingly constant streams of messages and images. The advent of the internet, it was thought, would only … Read more

After leadership arrests, Turkey’s HDP decides to halt parliamentary works….

Turkey’s HDP decides to halt parliamentary works after arrest of deputies The Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has decided to halt all its parliamentary works following the arrest of nine of its lawmakers, including co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, private broadcaster CNN Türk has reported. Turkey’s crackdown on Cumhuriyet shows true extent of Erdogan’s wrath … Read more

Journalism agenda: Turkey practically shut down all Kurdish media with the latest state of emergency decree…

Turkish government shuts down 15 media outletshttps://t.co/rBrlRkTXCo pic.twitter.com/NR6xlM3qcX — P24 (@P24Punto24) October 29, 2016 The rest of the Kurdish media in Turkey closed down by decree on top of days of no internet in the Southeast. https://t.co/p401np2FRz — Emma Sinclair-Webb (@esinclairwebb) October 29, 2016 The team set out to build a ‘truly integrated narrative’ and … Read more

Journalism agenda: “10 video formats to tell stories from your mobile phone”

10 video formats to tell stories from your mobile phone  Journalism.co.uk Mobile journalism expert Robb Montgomery explains the wide range of videos that can be produced by reporters for social media The murky future of Hungary’s private media AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) We take a look at the bleak picture presented by members of Hungary’s private … Read more

Journalism agenda: Fact-checking at Google News…

Google will now help you fact-check Trump (and other lies) The Next Web by Napier Lopez Google appears to be just as fed up with the constant lies during the presidential election as we are, so now it’s helping you set the facts straight. The company today introduced a new feature that will tag and help … Read more

Only a few, literally, critical legacy media outlet remains in Turkey after the last raids…

I guess, Cumhuriyet, Sözcü, Halk TV are the only few media outlets that remain to be classified as critical of government… Hayatın Sesi TV Sealed Bianet :: English Regie room of Hayatın Sesi TV has been sealed, its Youtube broadcast shut down. Continuing its broadcasting on social media, channel staff said “We are here and not … Read more

Journalism agenda: Nieman Lab Lounge Slack to talk about the ONA16 conference #ONA2016

https://niemanlablounge.herokuapp.com/ Join our Nieman Lab Lounge Slack to talk about the ONA16 conference Nieman Journalism Lab by Shan Wang This week, most of the Nieman Lab staff is in Denver for ONA 2016, a massive three-day gathering with well over a thousand attendees, multiple simultaneous sessions morning to evening, and receptions and parties every night. Even … Read more

My favorite minister: “Latvian minister to miss Bratislava meeting – to play chess” Eurosphere agenda…

Why the Pirate Party could end up running Iceland Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow With the Icelandic Pirates crushing it in the polls and set to form the next government of a sovereign, carbon-neutral, strategically located nation, it’s worth asking how a party whose two issues — internet freedom and copyright reform — are wonky, minority … Read more

After 9 years, new footage that proves some state officials’ involvement in Hrant Dink Assassination leaked…

The day Hrant Dink was assassinated, this blog turned to be a critical one, we always knew state was involved in one way or another, but only after the political fratricide, we can get a little bit of documentation. There is  possibly more footage that might be leaked soon… Footage reveals further evidence in Dink probe against … Read more

August was another month of tragedy for journalists and also LGBTQ+ Community in Turkey…

Stop the press: Turkey’s crackdown on its media goes into overdrive theguardian.com – Constanze Letsch – Aug 28, 10:00 PM Since the attempted coup, the government has ordered more than a hundred outlets to close and arrested 48 journalists More journalists detained in operation against Gülen  Hurriyet Daily News Detention warrants have been issued for a … Read more