maandag 24 april 2017

Turkey: The referendum and the media



On The Listening Post this week: Turks vote "Yes" to expand presidential powers: we assess the role the media played in the outcome. Plus, the dilemma of inclusion: covering the far-right.

Turkey's referendum: Did voters receive balanced coverage?

Of Presidents, Plebiscites and Populism. Turkey’s constitutional referendum - if implemented - will grant President Erdogan sweeping powers. What role did the media play in the "Yes" campaign - and what does the vote mean for Turkey's democracy?

Contributors: Gulseren Adakli, media scholar | Fatih Polat, editor-in-chief, Evrensel | Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent, Buzzfeed News | Mustafa Karoglu, columnist, Star Daily

Al Jazeera

dinsdag 11 april 2017

Spy Merchants



Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit enters the secretive world of the surveillance industry. Spy Merchants reveals for the first time how highly-invasive spyware, which can capture the electronic communications of a town, can be purchased in a 'grey market’ where regulations are ignored or bypassed. Mass surveillance equipment can then be sold onto authoritarian governments, criminals or even terrorists.

During a four-month undercover operation, an industry insider working for Al Jazeera filmed the negotiation of several illegal, multi-million dollar deals that breach international sanctions. The proposed deals include the supply of highly restricted surveillance equipment to Iran. The undercover operative also secured an extraordinary agreement to purchase powerful spyware with a company who said they didn’t care who was the end-user. Read more.

Al Jazeera

The Real Secrets Hidden in Antarctica... Revealed



There may be good reason for your curiosity if you have ever wondered about what is really going on at the southernmost continent.

With so many myths and rumors flying around about the place lately, we decided to do a little research of our own into the claims… which turned into a whole lot of research… and what was going to be a 10-minute video turned into this.

Truthstream Media