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After the Friday coup, Davutoğlu’s days as a PM may be numbered..

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2016 at 23:43

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I do not think this might have a major weakening impact on AKP leadership. As Erdoğan’s one-man regime grows, some of the former comrades are left behind. It seems that now it is Davutoğlu’s turn…
The AKP’s Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK) has taken back from its leader and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu an authorization to appoint local heads of the party.

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Erkan also quoted: “Freedom House slams worrying decline in Turkish media freedom…

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2016 at 11:10

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Freedom House slams worrying decline in Turkish media freedom

By bne IntelliNews April 28, 2016

The deterioration in media freedom in Turkey is once again making global headlines. The Freedom House 2016 Report on press freedom argues that media freedom in Turkey is in a worrying decline, with the independent watchdog giving the country’s media a “not free” grade.

Turkey ranks 156th out of 199 countries around the world, and is among the countries that suffered the largest declines over 2015, along with Macedonia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Yemen, France, Serbia, Burundi and Bangladesh.

Freedom House marked Turkey’s press freedom score for 2016 as 71 out of 100, with 100 being the worst. Turkey, which has been a candidate to join the EU since 1999, fell from “partly free” to “not free” in 2014.

The Freedom House report coincided with the latest report of Reporters Without Borders released last week, “2016 World Press Freedom Index”, which also placed Turkish media among the most restricted in the world, and ranked the country at 151 out of 180 countries, two points below the previous year.

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An article from by @graphcommons : “Analyzing data networks”

In Uncategorized on April 29, 2016 at 15:58

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Analyzing data networks

Analyzing data via visual methods helps you gain better insight about complexity. Whether you dig in a leaked database, investigate intermingled interactions of an ecosystem, manage your networked organization, or curate a large archive, you start making sense of a complex issue by mapping its actors and relations. As a fundamentally human thought process, mapping helps us navigate particular links among the actors while seeing the patterns in the bigger picture, and gain insight throughout this journey. We’ve been tailoring interfaces and processes to make such an experience as intuitive as possible on the Graph Commons platform.

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New photo from Facebook April 29, 2016 at 01:26PM

In Uncategorized on April 29, 2016 at 12:34

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#SizdenKorkmuyoruz -From the stadiums to the parliament, Kurdish representatives are under lynch threat…

In Uncategorized on April 28, 2016 at 14:32

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This scene is from 27 April 2016. Ferhat Encü, whose 26 relatives were killed in the Uludere Massacre, are about to be attacked  by AKP deputies…

AMED Spor administrators were attacked in the VIP section last week just like this:

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All attackers are released…

 

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for the Charlie Hebdo cover; ISIS massacres, Turkish authorities “just” imprisons… “Two Turkish journalists sentenced to two years in jail for Charlie Hebdo cover…

In Uncategorized on April 28, 2016 at 14:17

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Two journalists were sentenced to two years in prison on April 28 for republishing in their columns the cover of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo featuring an image of the Prophet Muhammad

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Turkey has become World’s 2nd highest TV series exporter after US….

In Uncategorized on April 27, 2016 at 18:48

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Turkey’s PM Press&Info office reported this data here:

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I am not sure how much we should be proud of…

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New photo from Facebook April 27, 2016 at 06:16PM

In Uncategorized on April 27, 2016 at 17:32

Portland, Oregon günbatımı by Nick Gallo. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1heKubC

New photo from Facebook April 27, 2016 at 05:02PM

In Uncategorized on April 27, 2016 at 16:12

Avrupa’da ülke bazlı en popüler haber siteleri. via @AlperUcok via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1heKubC

Cyberculture agenda: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: RESEARCHING DIGITAL SECURITY TRAINING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

In Uncategorized on April 27, 2016 at 14:03

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A Tactical Tech research:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: RESEARCHING DIGITAL SECURITY TRAINING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

INTRODUCTION

As technology becomes increasingly fundamental to the work of many human rights defenders (HRDs), a parallel expansion can be observed in the digital threats they face. Tactical Tech has been working in digital security training for human rights defenders for close to a decade, yet whilst the field has experienced rapid expansion in recent years, almost no research or comprehensive review has been carried out regarding the process and effectiveness of current training practices, nor regarding the challenges faced by participants in implementing learnings outside the training room. The two research papers summarised here represent an initial exploration of some if these issues with the intention that the findings will help inform and encourage future applied research projects, the design and testing of new training approaches, models, and curricula, as well as contributing to broader discussion within the digital security training community.

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Report: Nonprofits Rely Heavily on Social Media to Raise Awareness

Nonprofits generally operate online as any other company would. However, many factors can influence users when it comes to engaging with nonprofits. Disasters, humanitarian crises and long-term societal issues can drive audiences to nonprofits. The 10th annual benchmark report from M+R examines the current online landscape for nonprofits.

There’s a fine line between a marketing campaign and a cover-up. The attempt by UC Davis to get its pepper spray incident off the top of Google searches is a case in point.

Five years later it is safe to say that we are getting much closer. This is changing the course of world history, fast. It is also changing the rules for mainstream journalists in the fierce business of unearthing secrets, and for the government

Data journalism is changing the balance of power

The Panama Papers, announced Sunday, is the largest unauthorized disclosure in history. It involves over one hundred news organizations led…

Want to Understand Global Inequality? Juxtapose the Panama Papers and the EU-Turkey Migrant Deal

Looking out across the bay at some of the most expensive land in the world. CC Image courtesy of Shreyans Bhansali on Flickr.

Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai, India. Looking out across the bay at some of the most expensive land in the world. PHOTO: Shreyans Bhansali (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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http://ift.tt/25MPwWsThe Panama Papers are the largest data leak in history, shining a harsh light on the shadowy business of offshore tax havens. So why does this matter, and how will the Panama Papers change the way the wealthy handle and hide their money? Read more…

 

Cameron caught in Panama Papers crisis

The storm unleashed by the so-called Panama Papers continued to gather strength, as British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted benefiting from his father’s offshore trust.

What the Panama Papers Tell Us

The Panama papers revealed only one of the vast networks used by criminals, corrupt politicians and tax evaders to hide wealth from scrutiny. There are many, many more.

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My friend, Tom Barnett, at his new digs on resilient.com explains why this leak is important:

Putin rejects Panama Papers allegations

President Putin denies “any element of corruption” over the Panama Papers leaks, and says his opponents are trying to destabilise Russia.
Federal prosecutor calls for an investigation after leaked documents show the president had links with offshore company.

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Prime minister sold stake in Blairmore investment fund, which featured in Panama Papers, for £30,000 four months before entering Downing Street

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This week, the world has been attempting to make sense of the 11.5 million documents stolen from a law firm in Panama that has been allegedly been helping the rich and famous hide their money from the world’s tax men. In little over 48 hours, it has already had its first major political scalp, with the resignation of Icelandic prime minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson. But there are others now feeling the pressure, including Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, Gianni Infantino, Fifa’s newly-elected top official, eight members of China’s politburo and nearly all of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, and Vladimir himself. The immediate impact of…

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China’s internet censors have cracked down on searches about the Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents that reportedly tie the relatives of current and retired Chinese politicians, including President Xi Jinping, to offshore companies used for tax evasion.

 

Debate: Do the Panama Papers reveal a parallel world?

The Panama Papers have shown how politicians and celebrities from all over the world park their money in offshore shell companies. For some commentators this is proof that the super-rich have created a parallel world governed by its own laws. Others warn against rashly pointing fingers at the wealthy.
Following the Panama Papers leak investigations have been launched against those implicated by the data. Will the fight against tax dodgers finally be successful?
It is the biggest amount of data that journalists have ever had at their disposal: the Panama Papers on letterbox companies in which celebrities and VIPs from all over the world have parked their money comprise roughly 2.6 terabytes of data. Some commentators see the revelations as a jewel in the crown of investigative journalism. Others see problems in evaluating the data.
It is the biggest amount of data that journalists have ever had at their disposal: the Panama Papers on offshore companies in which celebrities and VIPs from all over the world have parked their money comprise roughly 2.6 terabytes of data. Some commentators see the revelations as a major coup for investigative journalism. Others see problems in evaluating the data.

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