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German media and technology journalist. Founding editor of piqd. Most of his piqs are digging into the new digital public sphere. How is the web changing public opinion? Who defines what's relevant and what's not? How can we make sure relevant information still finds an audience? How could alternatives to Facebook, Twitter and other commercial social networks look like?
Frederik is director of the media innovation think tank vocer.org. He's teaching "digital journalism" at the Hamburg Media School.
(Okay, you're right. It's either a little too late or way too early for a weekend round-up. It's just that I was sick on the actual weekend and had to postpone this post. Apologies.)
Coffee crops in many countries around the world are in danger due to “deforestation, abnormally high temperatures, a lack of precipitation, and disease”. (Source: Bloomberg)
While coffee is dying, deadly microbes, caged in permafrost, are coming back to life again. (Source: BBC)
Luckily there is good news as well - at least for the Wampis, Peru's first indigenous government. (Source: The Independent)
The Wampis might even be ahead of Macron when it comes to forming a government. Historian and writer Timothy Garton Ash describes the rocky road ahead for the winner of the French election. (Source: The Guardian)
Data Analysts are able to shape political decision-making but it's hard to tell to what extent and that's part of the problem: covering the secretive world of hackers and outfits like Cambridge Analytica (basically digital spin doctors on steroids) is beyond most journalists' capabilities and even those of criminal investigators. This text show how incredibly tricky it is to dig into this new breed of cyber attacks. (Source: The Guardian)
Award-winning Turkish journalist, blogger and media expert. Writes regular columns for Süddeutsche Zeitung, The Arab Weekly, Vocal Europe and HuffPost. Co-founder of P24 - the platform for independent media.