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The Milliyet newspaper has fired two columnists and five correspondents who had become known for writing reports that were critical of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government. Columnist Mehveş Evin, who was fired by the daily
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Global rights groups have issued calls seeking the immediate release of four journalists working for VICE News who have been detained in Turkey since Thursday without being charged. Turkish authorities took British journalists Jake Hanrahan and
British reporter and photographer detained while covering Kurdish conflict
Global rights and press freedom groups have called on the Turkish authorities to release journalists working for Vice News who were detained on Thursday (27 August) in the city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey.
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Scaling back the BBC will damage the UK’s sole source of impartial, quality and trusted news, whose independence is valued by users in the UK and around the world.
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No two ads on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast are ever really the same. Whether he’s plugging website builder Squarespace (“Are ya thinking of opening a restaurant? Are ya? Are ya going to need a website?”) or snack delivery service Naturebox (“It’s snack time, people!”), each ad is read by Maron in a way that feels like an extension of the stream-of-consciousness style he has on the podcast.
Millennials of all races and ethnicities are about as likely to use Facebook as a source for news, but African Americans and Hispanics between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely than their white peers to use Instagram and YouTube as news sources, according to a survey released today by the American Press Institute.
Bots on Twitter appear to be intentionally drowning out the efforts of activists to use the social media site to organize.
Earlier this month an anti-piracy campaign from many years ago was resurrected by DMN.
Created for Universal Music, the 2007 campaign featured severed body parts alongside the line ‘Stop Destroying the Band You Like, Say No to Music Piracy.’
The gory manner in which the message was presented certainly touched a nerve but when compared to a new anti-piracy campaign just completed for Virgin Radio, the graphic images barely feel controversial.
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Following the failure to form a government, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday gave Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu the mandate to form an interim cabinet. The opposition parties CHP and MHP have said they do not wish to participate in the government. This leaves the pro-Kurdish HDP as the only possible partner, which could become a problem for Davutoğlu, according to some commentators. Others warn that Ankara desperately needs stability.
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At its 14 August 2015 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, the IFLA Governing Board endorsed an IFLA Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment. The FAIFE Committee oversaw preparation of the Statement and benefitted from consultation with IFLA units and various Internet civil liberties advocacy organisations.
Michael from Muckrock writes, “The FBI followed Ray Bradbury’s career very closely, in part because an informant warned them that his writing was not enjoyable fantasy, but rather tantamount to psychological warfare.”
Wonderful literary GIFs by Javier Jensen of Santiago, Chile.
After a group of fans tried to guarantee a whiter, more male slate, most of the big Hugos instead went to “No Winner.”
During the late ’00s heyday of Second Life, everyone wanted a piece of the popular virtual world, including colleges and universities who set up their own online campuses to engage students and even teach real classes.
For the last two years, a group of colleagues from across the universities of Stirling, Edinburgh and Bristol have been working with me on a seminar series exploring how code acts in education. As the project comes to an end, we have produced a free, open access e-book: “Coding/Learning: software and digital data in education.”
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