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Freedom House slams worrying decline in Turkish media freedom
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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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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#SizdenKorkmuyoruz -From the stadiums to the parliament, Kurdish representatives are under lynch threat…In Uncategorized on April 28, 2016 at 14:32
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:
Amedspor yöneticilerine yönelik linç girişiminin görüntüleri ortaya çıktı http://pic.twitter.com/mjGy8Aq1jq
— Yüksekova Haber (@Yuksekova_Haber) April 25, 2016
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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Turkey’s PM Press&Info office reported this data here:
I am not sure how much we should be proud of…
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Cyberculture agenda: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: RESEARCHING DIGITAL SECURITY TRAINING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERSIn Uncategorized on April 27, 2016 at 14:03
A Tactical Tech research:
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: RESEARCHING DIGITAL SECURITY TRAINING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
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.
In other news:
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.
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
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.
My friend, Tom Barnett, at his new digs on resilient.com explains why this leak is important:
theguardian.com – Apr 7, 10:43 AM
Prime minister sold stake in Blairmore investment fund, which featured in Panama Papers, for £30,000 four months before entering Downing Street
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…
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.
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