Author Archives: k. zeynep sariaslan

K. Zeynep Sarıaslan is visiting postdoctoral fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her current research project deals with reconfigurations of media, migration, digital cultures, and transnational politics.
A fragment of the World Clock Statue at Alexanderplatz, Berlin, a large turret-style world clock. Showing the time at the moment for 3 different time zones in Europe

On Online News Making, Cultural Translation, and Journalism Industry in Exile

Journalism is under attack in many contexts from Hungary to the United States. In Turkey, the situation is not different. Autocracy changed the profession radically and forced some journalists to live in exile. However, transnational online journalism offers greater freedom of expression for those who can no longer take part in journalistic practices in their country but need to continue doing their job at a distance. Technological capabilities allow journalists to engage in cross-border collaboration and to establish transnational solidarity ties. Considering that journalism is inherently language- and context-bound, as it was born and raised within the nation-state, how is it possible to make news from within a foreign context and from a distance? (read more...)