A mistake at the worst possible time.
Newsweek’s print mag is back! Our 1st issue hits news stands on 3/7. So excited!
Turkey ‘ranks first in journalist arrests’
While attention is generally focused on journalists arrested in Egypt, Al Jazeera reports that it’s Turkey which leads the way.
The report states that 63 journalists remain behind bars in Turkey according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
For context in 2013 Turkey had 26 journalists imprisoned, though now I question the accuracy of that number.
These new numbers are startling when compared to other countries infamous for jailing journalists such as China (30), Eritrea (26), Iran (20), and Syria (19). (All numbers from 2013).
This is my favorite thing ever.
This is a little thing I made to explain the importance of spin. These are two stories both about the same event. On the left we see that the National Bank of Greece posted profits for Q3 and on the right we see that they posted losses.
Both of these stories are correct, but the way they emphasize is very misleading.
The story from Ekathimerini on the left took the earnings information for Q1, Q2, and Q3 and added them together, the result was indeed a profit when compared to this time last year.
However, as the Wall Street Journal article points out, Q1 and Q2 were profitable, not Q3. So yeah, National Bank of Greece is in the black compared to this time last year, but that’s DESPITE Q3 earnings, not because of it.
Just a little something to think about.