Journalism

Martyrdom and Media

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Although sensitivity toward others’ griefs can diminish over time for those who have not lost their loved ones, journalists must respect the pain and wishes of families while covering the story Ibrahim Altay Daily Sabah When we immerse ourselves with our jobs and start to get swept by the fast flowing nature of the news, it is easy to forget that there is more to journalism than reaching the maximum audience… Martyrdom and… Read More »

How US Flooded the World with Psyops

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Special Report: The mainstream U.S. media obsesses over Russian “propaganda” yet the U.S. government created a “psyops” bureaucracy three decades ago to flood the… Robert Parry ConsortiumNews Newly declassified documents from the Reagan presidential library help explain how the U.S. government developed its sophisticated psychological operations capabilities that – over the… How US Flooded… Read More »

The media response to the Westminster attack reflects a divided country

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All of us responded to this atrocity in our tribes. We feel emotional, visceral indignation today, but must face the risks with calm reason Polly Toynbee The Guardian Well, how did we do? We knew this… The media response… Read More »

Press freedom undermined by European hypocrisy

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We would like to have believed that the forced deportation of Family and Social Policy Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya, along with the police violence against Turkish citizens and journalists on the night of March 11 in… The Editorial Board Daily Sabah Many who followed the incident from Turkey could not believe what they were seeing, expecting senior European officials to issue statements condemning what had happened or at least explain how such a thing could happen in… Press freedom ... Read More »

The Age of tampering: What’s said can’t be unsaid

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Tampering with the text of an editorial after its publication creates a false record of what was said, writes EBA Truth. EBA Truth Independent Australia WHEN IS IT OKAY for a media outlet to alter online content after it has been published? After all, what’s… The Age of… Read More »

Schools should teach pupils how to spot ‘fake news’

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Schools should teach young people about how to identify “fake news”, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and… Sean Coughlan BBC Andreas Schleicher is planning to include questions about such “global competencies” in the next round of the influential… He wants teenagers to look beyond the social media “echo… Schools should teach… Read More »

Six must-read opinions on Syria’s sixth war anniversary

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On the day of the sixth anniversary of the civil war, here are the opinions that shed light on what happened in Syria. Al Jazeera Round Table Al Jazeera News “It’s the deeper societal and cultural work, not the Assad conundrum, that’s required to move Syria slowly, but surely, towards health.” “What is happening… Six must-read opinions… Read More »

Guide to fake news

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Fake news is not just a social media plague that mainstream media can use to emphasize its fact-checking and boost its credibility since the latest example showed that it can just as easily fall victim to its prey Ibrahim Altay Daily Sabah If we had to decide which media issue has been most on the minds of people in 2017, the answer would probably be the ongoing issue about fake news. Brought to the… Guide to fake… Read More »

How transactional politics will affect journalism

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In the age of transactional politics, the survival of journalism is dependent on its ability to adapt and innovate. Thembisa Fakude Al Jazeera News The concept of transactional politics has regained popularity after the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States. It basically refers… How transactional politics… Read More »

As Erdoğan turns the screw, we must stand up for human rights in Turkey

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Free speech is under fire. Timothy Garton Ash The Guardian Victims of the president’s clampdown need the same kinds of support we once offered dissidents in the Soviet Union If this newspaper… As Erdoğan turns… Read More »

Turkey’s Hurriyet appoints new editor-in-chief

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He replaced Sedat Ergin, the paper said in a brief statement, without giving a… GulfNews Reuters Istanbul: Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper has named a new editor-in-chief, it said late on Wednesday, a day after strong criticism of the prominent daily by President Tayyip Erdogan for a story suggesting discord between the government and the… Turkey’s Hurriyet appoints… Read More »

Lies, propaganda and fake news: A challenge for our age

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With news sources splintering and falsehoods spreading widely online, can anything be done? Richard Gray BBC News Richard Gray takes an in-depth look at how we got here – and hears from the researchers and innovators seeking to save the truth. Who was the… Lies, propaganda and… Read More »

Merkel slams ‘bitter’ detention of German journalist in Turkey

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Reporter Deniz Yucel has been placed in jail pending his trial on terrorism related charges. Deutsche Welle Scores of opposition journalists have been arrested amidst a crackdown on dissent by the government of… The outrage over the imprisonment of Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yucel prompted… Merkel slams ‘bitter… Read More »

Democracy, the military and mainstream media in Turkey

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Hürriyet’s manipulative article, which was ironically released at a time when Turkey is still trying to overcome the trauma of the July 15 coup attempt and going to a referendum soon, is a poor copy of the daily’s anti-democratic past Meryem Ilayda Atlas Daily Sabah Daily Hürriyet published an article written by Hande Fırat over the weekend, at a time when Turkey has been trying its best to overcome the trauma caused by the July 15 military coup attempt just ... Read More »

Reporters barred from U.S. press secretary briefing

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New York, February 24, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the decision today to bar nine news outlets from an informal briefing known as “a gaggle” by President Donald Trump’s White House Press Secretary Sean… CPJ Separately, at the Conservative Party Action Conference in Maryland today, Trump said that journalists should not be allowed to use anonymous sources, and… Reporters barred from… Read More »

Media Sauce: Global report shows we don’t trust elites or institutions

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A global trust survey released this week revealed the unsurprising result that our trust in politicians, business leaders, NGOs and the media is still falling. Martin Hirst Independent Australia As Doc Martin reports, the one bright spot is that online journals like Independent Australia are gaining readers’ trust whilst the MSM continues to fail. THE EDELMAN TRUST BAROMETER… Media Sauce: Global… Read More »