Friday, December 6, 2019
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
Police perimeter in "Las Ramblas", Barcelona. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey.
Live Updates 2017-07-18 04:02 GMT A second vehicle attack to the one in Barcelona took place in the coastal town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona. A car hit pedestrians near the port area. Some pedestrians and a police officer were injured. The attackers exited the car and were shot by police as they attempted to leave the scene. Five suspects have been killed...
Rally for hunger striking editor-in-chief of the Vranjske newspaper.
Serbian journalist Vukasin Obradovic, owner and editor-in-chief of "Vranjske" weekly newspaper, started a hunger strike on Monday, after he was forced to shut down his newspaper. “Vranjske” is a prominent weekly in Southern Serbia, famous for its investigative work on criminals and corruption. Ten years ago, the newspaper discovered a pedophile chain within the Serbian Orthodox Church. This is...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.
MADRID (ViaNews) - Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wherein 1953, Watson made the first public presentation of DNA's double-helix structure. Mr. Zador went to this year’s edition of the Web Summit to talk about “Using Artificial Intelligence for good”. He believes AI is "going to be eliminating tens...
Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine.
KYIV, Ukraine (ViaNews) - For the last decade, the IT industry in Ukraine reached its heyday. Currently, 100 000 IT specialists are employed in Ukraine, and 13 national IT companies were included in the list of TOP-100 best outsourcing companies worldwide. Meanwhile, export of IT services amounted to 3% of country’s GDP. Today's Kyiv is considered the new IT...
"Cascais Azul" is the most popular picture of the photo contest “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape”. Photo by: Joseph Ayerle Royalty free usage for editorial media in Portugal.
The photograph "Cascais Azul“ was the most popular picture of the photo competition “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape” hosted by the German photo magazine "DigitalPhoto". The photograph shows the beach of Cascais after the rain. The picture was created by the German artist, Joseph Ayerle, who became popular outside of the art world when the Italian...
Dixie Gang is a Portuguese band witha a passion for the traditional New Orleans Jazz (also known as Dixieland). Photo by: (Courtesy) Dixie Gang band.
Lisbon (ViaNews) - This is the first edition of the Doc's Medley, a solidarity music event to take place in the auditorium of FMDUL (School of Dental Medicine, University of Lisbon), on October 27, at 9:00 PM. The event was organized by a group of doctors belonging to the 76/82 class of NOVA Medical School (FCM of UNL). According to...
EU and UK flag.
On the 23rd of June 2016, the British public walked down to their local polling stations and cast their vote in a simple question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” The final result of the referendum was close, with 51.9% of voters voting in favour of leaving the European...
Sorrow in Las Ramblas Memorial
Today, in the same location where a terrorist's van killed 13 pedestrians, thousands of people marched in defiance against terrorism. Las Ramblas Streets were packed full of people chanting and waving banners and flags. Makeshift memorials were made in the spots where the dead had previously laid. Many of these spots were formed by family members of the deceased,...
Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.
Moskow, Russia (ViaNews) - Russian women are being accused of disregarding Russian men and “sell themselves” to foreigners. Online haters have been launching bullying campaigns in the social media. They search for photos of Russian women with men from other countries, post them on social media pages, and then write demeaning comments and messages to the females. International events such...
Smoke plume from the fire near Aix en Provence. Taken by Max Kaczor in Vinon sur Verdon.
The South of France is known for its beautiful summer weather, beaches along the Mediterranean Sea and a playground for those who have holiday time. Along the beaches in the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur Region and a few hours north, you have an arid and dry climate that is a tinderbox during the warm summer months. Over the warmer months of...
Tourists in Barcelona Gothic quarter.
On July 27 Barcelona became the center of a growing controversy after a group of local activists filmed themselves damaging several parts of the city’s infrastructure thus harming important touristic hubs while claiming to be against the tourism industry. These acts of vandalism are stemming from a growing debate over the impact that mass tourism is having on the...

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