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Erdoğan’s security makes a scene at the #Brookings speech… Are you happy @BrookingsInst?

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2016 at 19:10

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#thebobs16: 2300 öneri arasından 126 finalist seçildi, OYLAMALAR BAŞLADI.

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2016 at 12:51

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Bobs 2016: 2300 öneri arasından 126 finalist seçildi

Deutsche Welle‘nin en iyi online aktivizm yarışması Bobs’ta yarışacak adaylar belirlendi. Yarışmada finale kalan adaylar thebobs.com sitesinde yayınlandı.2 Mayıs‘a kadar dünya genelinden kullanıcılar, favori internet siteleri için oy verebilecek.

14 ülkeden uluslararası jüri üyeleri, geçen dört hafta içinde 2300’den fazla öneriyi inceledi ve 126 site finale kaldı. 2 Mayıs’ta Berlin’de düzenlenecek basın toplantısında jüri, Sosyal Değişim, İyilik için Teknoloji, Sanat ve Kültür ve Yurttaş Gazeteciliği kategorilerinin kazananlarını kamuoyuna açıklayacak. Kazananlar 14 Haziran’da Bonn‘da düzenlenecek Deutsche Welle Global Medya Forumu kapsamında ödüllerini alacak. Deutsche Welle, ayrıca İfade Özgürlüğü özel ödülünü de verecek.

Deutsche Welle 2004 yılından bu yana, internette ifade özgürlüğü ve sivil toplumun geliştirilmesi için çaba gösteren projeleri ödüllendiriyor.

14 ülkeden 14 jüri üyesi

Uluslararası jüri üyeleri arasında Çin’den Hu Yong, İran’dan Golnaz Esfandiari gibi isimler de yer alıyor. Hu Yong, online yarışmaların önemiyle ilgili şu değerlendirmede bulundu: “Ben kendim de aktif bir blog yazarıyım ve Bobs için daha önce aday gösterilmiştim. DW, bence Çin’in küresel blog çevresindeki varlığını teşvik etmek için büyük bir katkıda bulunuyor.“

Radio Free Europe ve Radio Liberty’de muhabirlik yapan Golnaz Esfandiari ise “Beni Bobs’ta jüri üyesi olmak için pek çok nitelik ikna etti: Ödülün, tanınmış önemli bir medya kuruluşu tarafından verilmesi, ifade özgürlüğü ve insan hakları gibi konulara ağırlık verilmesi ve diğer jüri üyeleriyle iletişim kurabilme fırsatları“ şeklinde konuştu.

Bobs’un bu yılki medya partnerleri: Medyatava, Somewhere in, bdnews24.com, Banglatribune, China Digital Times, Ifex, Global Voices, Waza, Satyagrah, Webdunia, Gooya, Hromadske TV, Novoye Vremya, Alsumaria.

31 Mart 2016

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While Mr. Erdoğan in Washington DC., we have another case of The Streisand effect. The German video gets globally viral…

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2016 at 12:13

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animation (1)The Turkish government privately contacted Germany’s ambassador to demand the censorship of a video satirizing the thin-skinned, famously corrupt Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, he of the 1,000-room palace whose erection required the razing of a nature preserve. (more…)

 

Turkey ‘won’t fall out with US over PYD’

Turkey and the United States will not fall out over their differing stances on the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said
The office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 30 vehemently denied a media report alleging that Erdoğan “blasted” the U.S. administration in a closed-door meeting

Erdoğan to Meet Joe Biden

President Erdoğan speaking to businesspersons in Washington has said, “I see that investors from the US are being a bit timid in their view on Turkey”, and called for them to invest in Turkey. Erdoğan will meet Joe Biden today.
foreignpolicy.com – Lily Hyde – May 29, 2014, 5:16 PM

Facing a high-profile snub from the White House and a growing chasm with the United States over human rights and press freedoms, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan courted Washington’s top think tank luminaries on Tuesday night in an effort to…

Senior government officials have slammed Twitter, claiming it “censored” a hashtag created for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by removing #WeLoveErdogan from its top trending tweets
The Pentagon and the U.S. State Department have ordered the families of U.S. troops and civilian personnel stationed in the provinces of İzmir, Adana and Muğla to leave the region, citing concerns over their security

US-Turkey: The strained alliance

Can Turkey patch up relations with Washington?
Turkey’s Halkbank has said it found several reports and comments which linked the lender with an ongoing investigation conducted in the U.S. against an Iranian-born Turkish businessman unfair, inappropriate and law-breaking in a written statement
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has commentated on the Constitutional Court’s ruling to release the journalists Gül and Dündar as “I don’t obey the court decision. I don’t respect it either”.

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Meanwhile in Turkey: “Turkish man arrested for ‘insulting president, PM’ on emergency line…

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2016 at 22:17

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A man was arrested on March 30 in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa after calling a police line and insulting a number of public officials, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
A local court in Istanbul has ruled to apply to the Turkish Constitutional Court for the annulment of controversial Article 299 of the Turkish penal code, the article on insulting the president, arguing it violates the principle of equality enshrined in the country’s constitution
310 Organizations including Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality, trade chambers and NGOs have urged the Government to withdraw the urgent expropriation decision.
Opposition in Germany has criticized that Merkel government has remained silent on ambassador of Germany being summoned to Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the song making fun of President Erdoğan.
Press freedom is non-negotiable for Germany in its talks with Turkey, a German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on March 30
Turkey’s opposition parties have expressed their fury over remarks made by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said he had “no respect” for a recent Constitutional Court decision on two arrested journalists, while the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has stood by the statement

MP tells of ‘terrifying’ Turkish ordeal

A Scottish MP who was briefly detained by security forces in Turkey describes the experience as “terrifying”.

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Anthropology roundup: “Affect, Attention, and Ethnographic Research

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2016 at 21:47

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Affect, Attention, and Ethnographic Research: Thoughts on Mental Health in the Field

This year has seen some encouraging openings in a much-needed conversation on academia and mental health (for example: The Guardian, Chronicle Vitae, The Professor is In). Many of these interventions critically tie their findings to the costs of operating in the academy today. While these conditions increasingly impact all of us, here I’d like to try and tie this talk to anthropology – and specifically, ethnographic research.

Beyond the Vaccination Rift

“Man is by nature a social animal … for [whom] the whole must necessarily come before the part.”

Aristotle

Parents who do not vaccinate their children have faced a firestorm of vitriol in recent years. Media coverage of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough has too often ended in a blame game, deepening divides between communities of parents who vaccinate routinely and those who do not.

Manpreet K. Janeja. Transactions in Taste: The Collaborative lives of Everyday Bengali Foods. London: Routledge, 2010. 185 pages, ISBN 978-415553742.

Reviewed by Meraz Rahman
New Mexico State University 

Bernard Bates, a Yale-NUS professor and former professor in theAnthropology Department, passed away in his sleep earlier this month. He was 55 years old. Anthropology Department Chair Anne Underhill told members of the department that Bates had .

Exploring Wine Value

Ellen Messer
Tufts University

Experienced wine political-economist Mike Veseth asserts there is no sure relationship between price and quality.  This is because wines in recent decades have been blended so that even cheap wines are palatable instead of “plonk,” and individual tastes for wine also vary with personal genetics and experience.  A third factor is wine-producer and -marketer pricing and distribution strategies for global markets, which are stratified.  This means that some very good wine (“seconds”) reach buyers at a relatively low prices.  At the other end of the price scale, some distributors set values according to what they think the market will bear.  Buyers are hoodwinked into paying higher prices for lower quality wines because they don’t have reliable guidance telling them what each wine is worth, and also, they don’t want to appear stingy when bringing a guest bottle that others may comparatively price at local wine shops.  Snob appeal has its price but not always substance.

Teh new ethnographeez

I’m in a reading group with sociologists — no, really, it’s been a good experience — and they said to me “it’s been a while since we read any ethnography, why don’t you chose the next book.” Choosing a book for a reading group is difficult : You sort of want to pick something you don’t really want to read, since the reading group will make you read it. But then after all you want to pick something you really want to read, right? Something of general interest that you need to keep up with the field, or maybe a specialist work that you absolutely need to read and haven’t yet. You know what your friends and colleagues are publishing, but then you want to chose a book that stretches your horizons and moves you out of your usual networks.

To my mind, a well-made Acheulean hand ax is one of the most beautiful and remarkable archaeological objects ever found, anywhere on the planet. I love its clean, symmetrical lines. Its strength and heft impress me, and so does its persistence.

Acheulean hand ax is the term archaeologists now use to describe the distinctive stone-tool type first discovered by John Frere at Hoxne, in Suffolk, Great Britain, in the late 1700s. Jacques Boucher de Perthes, a celebrated archaeologist, found similar objects in France during excavations conducted in the 1830s and 1840s. The name Acheulean comes from the site of Saint-Acheul, near the town of Amiens in northern France, which de Perthes excavated in 1859.

On July 28, 1889, a couple drove a carriage down a remote road about a dozen miles south of Lyon, France. Michel Eyraud, a middle-aged conman, and his mistress Gabrielle Bompard, who was half his age, were looking for an out-of-the-way place to dump their decaying cargo. Eyraud found the perfect spot in the woods near the village of Millery. He opened a large trunk and hoisted a heavy burlap sack into the bushes. A few miles down the road he smashed the wooden chest and threw away the pieces.

 

New Fossils of Australopithecus afarensis Found in Kenya
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Fieldwork at the Pliocene site of Kantis, Kenya, has yielded fossilized teeth and forearm bone attributable to Australopithecus afarensis, a hominid species that lived from 3.85 to 2.95 million years ago. Forensic facial reconstruction of

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Trolling @AmericanAnthro; PLUS: Savage Minds is Seeking Social Media Manager!

Saturday morning, the American Anthropological Association celebrated its 114th birthday. Sort of. That morning, @AmericanAnthro tweeted something along the lines of:

“Today is AAA’s 114th birthday! Tell us why you love AAA with the hashtag #AAABDay.”

Not much later, two people responded:

The most astounding thing about the rise of Donald Trump is not his willingness to use racist hatred as a central theme in his presidential campaign—it’s theunwillingness of the Republican Party to denounce him for it.

Trump’s rivals and sundry party notables proclaim that Trump must be stopped, yet in the debates those same opponents ultimately pledge to support the party’s nominee, whoever it may be.

This is the thirty-second post in the freedom technologists series

Postill, J. in press 2016. Review of Karatzogianni, A. (2015) Firebrand Waves of Digital Activism 1994–2014. Palgrave Macmillan UK. To appear in the journalInformation, Communication and Society

John Postill
RMIT University
11 March 2016

Seeing Revolutionary Info-structure

[extract from keynote at the Mobile Life Centre, University of Stockholm, March 17, 2016]

Its the summer of 2015 and I am on a former Naval Air Force base in Keflavik, Iceland. The wind is 20 miles per hour and still won’t keep the midge flies from darting into my eyes. A massive once-white satellite disc hovers above collecting signal intelligence. I am hunched over my black boxy backpack unpacking an unmanned aerial vehicle, spinning its four propellers on, checking its battery, bluetooth tethering its on-board camera to my iPhone so that I might see as it sees, behind me another video camera on a tripod films the scene as I use my thumbs to thrust the drone off the abandoned and weedy tarmac and into the sky, just eye-level and arms length from myself. Seagulls swoop in to see what is suddenly threatening their airspace. Gusts of 40 miles per hour shove the drone to the west, but it automatically recorrects to my eyeline level–my daughter has come to call this thing the “dragonfly” for these very stunts. I embark on a few exploratory examinations of the satellite disc, practicing circumnavigating this space eye with my airborne digital eye, gusts funnel off the curves of the disc, shoving the drone back and forth. I’ve already crashed this 1000 pound plastic remote controlled devices twice, thankfully some engineers were able to straighten outs its wickedly bend arm.

Paranoid Reading, Writing, and Research: Secrecy in the Field

In my first Savage Minds guest post, I wanted to write about the encounter that most deeply influenced my time in the field.  In the remainder of my time here, I want to write in the same vein about research dynamics I sense to be widespread (and widely impactful), but that we have few opportunities to discuss.  I want to think together about some of the sticky issues – some of the nagging and not-well-articulated frictions that might be worthwhile to work through.  In this post I’d like to raise some questions about secrecy, and our ethnographic orientation toward the unknown.

WMU anthropology students concerned about future of department
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KALAMAZOO, MI — Anthropology students at Western Michigan University are concerned about the future of their department. Several students addressed the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at a meeting Friday, saying the department is at risk …
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Eurosphere agenda: Press Attaché at Russian Embassy to London explains How Russia Practices Digital Diplomacy…

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Over the past year, much has been written about Russian digital diplomacy. While some have argued that Russia uses social media for propaganda, analysis has shown that the Russian MFA is one of the most active and dominant foreign ministries on twitter. Moreover, the Russian MFA is one of the most central ministries among the online diplomatic milieu.

US to boost army presence in east Europe

The US is to step up its troop presence in eastern Europe in response to an “aggressive Russia”, the military announces.

Ireland-2016-largeThis past weekend Ireland marked the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. I was lucky that I was able to travel to Dublin for the weekend.

I stayed with a friend in Grand Canal near Boland’s Mill one of the sites of the rising.

Debate: The future of organic agriculture in the EU

Organic plays an increasing role in EU agriculture. There’s also an ongoing trialogue negotiation on organic regulation review among the Parliament, Commission and the Member States.

What do you think Brits in Berlin think about the prospect of Brexit?Matt Hanleyasked me. So we set about trying to find out – by putting on an event on 24th February entitled #BERBritsBrexit (details of the event here, Facebook event page here, Twitter search for the tag here). We booked a room for 20 people in the Aufsturz pub on Oranienburger Strasse, put it out on Facebook, and… then things ended up taking on a life of their own! We needed Aufsturz’s bigger room, and in the end there were about 120 people present at various points in the evening! Photos of the evening can be found here, the recording of the live stream here, and Tom Barfield’s write up for The Local here. There is also now a mailing list to sign up for info about future events – signup form at the top of the page here. Big thanks to Matt Hanley for helping out with the organisation, to Victoria Elles for moderating, and to Philip Oltermann and Brian Melican for their speeches.

The transience and persistence of the ‘jungle’ in Calais

It is at once an informal encampment of makeshift shelters; a town under construction, with shops, restaurants and schools; and, a space subject to institutional violence, at risk of imminent destruction.

Mediterranean migration crisis: transit points, enduring struggles

The fracturing demands a rethink of the terms usually employed for describing migration movements, such as ‘route’ and ‘border crossing.’ Introduction to a rethink.

Dreaming of safety: up close with Europe’s refugee crisis – in pictures

Fabio Bucciarelli has spent years documenting the plight of the thousands fleeing wars in Syria, Libya and Afghanistan and beyond. His images focus on the refugees’ humanity, and the dream that sustains them throughout their difficult journeys. An exhibition of his work, The Dream, is on display at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York from 10 to 27 March

Brexit will shock world economy, warns G20

A potential British exit from the European Union would be a “shock” that ranks among rising downside risks and vulnerabilities for the world economy, G20 finance ministers said Saturday (27 February) after a meeting in China.

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New photo from Facebook March 30, 2016 at 06:17PM

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2016 at 17:29

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Cyberculture agenda: “the Planned New Google and Apple Headquarters “Campuses” in Silicon Valley as Modern Digital Eden Projects…

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2016 at 17:06

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What do we make of the events in Europe? or in the USA? Are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders inevitable products of an era dominated by a cultural evolution that is labeled post-modernism?

Nikil Saval at the New York Times titles his article on the new headquarters “campuses” being planned by Google and Apple as Google and Apple: the High-Tech Hippies of Silicon Valley. Back to the future?

ShakespeareTragedynetworkdensities

Every story has its architecture, its joints and crossbeams, ornaments and deep structure. The boundaries and scope of a story, its built environment, can determine the kind of story it is, tragedy, comedy, or otherwise. And every story also, it appears, generates a network—a web of weak and strong connections, hubs, and nodes.

How Influence Has Changed in the Digital Age

Influencer marketing is all the rage right now, and according to a Tomoson study, it has become the fastest growing customer acquisition method online. A report from TapInfluence, a marketplace connecting brands with influencers, outlines the history and the impact of the rise of digital influencers.

The Apple-FBI Battle Is Over, But the New Crypto Wars Have Just Begun

At least everyone knows about encryption now. The post The Apple-FBI Battle Is Over, But the New Crypto Wars Have Just Begun appeared first on WIRED.

Secure Your WordPress Site Before It’s Too Late [Infographic]

Is your WordPress site locked down? Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as 100% safe and secure, but there are some things you can do to keep the hackers out.
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Today’s complicated data security landscape has begun to look a lot like a modern legend or fairytale. Just like King Arthur gathered his knights to fight against enemies and supernatural forces to find the Holy Grail, organizations are constantly fighting hackers, malicious individuals and human error, seeking the “Holy Grail” of data security – making themselves virtually “un-hackable.” In security, there’s a dangerous triad of motives formed by money, power and pride. This is because information is today’s currency and the power one can get with the right information is priceless. According to Security Intelligence, the average total cost of…

Donald Trump waves during a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Feb. 1, 2016. REUTERS

Donald Trump is the Gamergater of U.S. politics. He and his social media team uses Twitter in abusive ways that few might have predicted a serious contender for President of the United States would employ. But no blow is too low for Trump, and no smear too sexist, racist, or hate-filled.

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With Apple set to argue its case against the FBI on March 22, Apple attorney Ted Olsen warned that the case is about more than meeting government demands to help break into an iPhone, it’s about fending off government agencies that seek ‘limitless’ powers to ‘listen to [our] conversations.’ You can imagine every different law enforcement official telling Apple we want a new product to get into something. Even a state judge could order Apple to build something. There’s no stopping point. That would lead to a police state. With the FBI admitting the Apple ID of a suspect in the San Bernadino

Code as microorganism

Codeology

Taking a step beyond 2-D glyphs, Codeology depicts GitHub user activity based on what they have contributed as 3-D objects made of ASCII characters.

For over two decades, the battle between privacy-minded technologists and the U.S. government has primarily been over encryption. In the 1990s, in what became known as the Crypto Wars, the U.S. tried to limit powerful encryption — calling it as dangerous to export as sophisticated munitions — and eventually lost.

It’s a legal motion for the ages.

The response Apple lawyers filed Thursday to a court order that the company write software to defeat its own security protocols is exhaustive, fiery, accessible, and full of memorable passages.

The lawyers were asking a federal magistrate judge to vacate what they called her “unprecedented and oppressive” order demanding that Apple design and build software to hack into an iPhone used by San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook.

Content ID and the Rise of the Machines

Copyright Bots Aren’t Always Bad, But They Shouldn’t Be in Charge

In 2007, Google built Content ID, a technology that lets rightsholders submit large databases of video and audio fingerprints and have YouTube continually scan new uploads for potential matches to those fingerprints. Since then, a handful of other user-generated content platforms have implemented copyright bots of their own that scan uploads for potential matches.

cassetteOver the past several years numerous studies have looked at the effects of piracy on the music industry.

One very consistent result seems to be that pirates are not by definition cheapskates. On the contrary, they tend to spend more money on merchandise, theater visits and concerts.

On Thursday, Apple filed its motion to vacate last week’s controversial judicial order requiring it to undermine device security for its iOS operating system. The company’s filing explains in compelling and forceful terms not only how thegovernment demands to which it responds would undermine national security and place millions of people at risk, but also why the FBI has chosen an inappropriate process through which to seek a groundbreaking new power that Congress has sensibly never granted.

Earlier this week, Facebook launched Reactions globally — allowing users to select which emotion a post evokes: like, love, haha, wow, sad or angry.

What’s missing in that list? Dislike.

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From Germany to the US, “examplary” performances…

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2016 at 13:20

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Turkey wants this anti-Erdoğan that was broadcasted in a German public TV channel “to be deleted”

Erdoğan’s bodyguards in US, a new performance, booing back at protesters…

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New photo from Facebook March 30, 2016 at 11:47AM

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2016 at 10:58

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