Inci Sayki

About Inci Sayki

BA PPE (Politics, Philosophy, Economics) graduate from the University of Manchester, originally from Turkey and currently living in the US. Areas of interest include the intersection between politics and media, policy-making, and culture.

Egyptian Authorities Continue to Arbitrarily Arrest and Abuse LGBT People

The Egyptian government continues to systematically target lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Human Rights Watch (HRW) listed arbitrary arrests, inhumane detainments, torture, sexual violence, and various forms of abuse, including anal examinations and “virginity tests” in an extensive report this week. Although Egyptian law does not explicitly criminalize […]

Belarus: Internet Access Remains Spotty As Post-Election Protests Go On

Belarusian authorities have been censoring online content and disrupting internet access in response to the ongoing mass protests. As the third week of post-election protests are coming to an end, protesters continue to demand fair presidential elections and justice for the demonstrators who have faced police brutality during the peaceful […]

Government, Germs, And Gold: The Current State Of Brazil’s Yanomami Reserve

Illegal gold mining has increased severely in Brazil’s biggest remote indigenous reserve over the last five years. The Yanomami reserve is on the northern reaches of the Brazilian Amazon, near the Venezuelan border. A Reuters satellite image review of the protected Yanomami reservation shows a 20-fold expansion in illegal mining […]

Destruction Of Cultural Heritage Is Not Only A War Crime, But An Attack On Humankind’s Shared Memory

A joint report by the Gerda Herkel Foundation and the Syrian Society for the Protection of Antiquities has revealed severe damage to Syria’s heritage sites and antiquities. The report, compiled by the Syrian archaeologist and academic Cheikhmous Ali, monitored 55 Syrian institutions since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War […]

Qatar Mandates Citizens To Install Intrusive Coronavirus Tracking App Amidst Rising Privacy And Surveillance Concerns

Following in the footsteps of China, Israel, Armenia, and Russia; Qatar has now resorted to a coronavirus tracking app to contain the virus though it is at the cost of its residents’ privacy rights. “All citizens and residents are obliged to install the Ehteraz app on smartphones when leaving the […]

The Intensifying Criticality Of Press Freedom

The short-term emergency measures governments have been taking since the COVID-19 outbreak will not only shape our current and near future, but define and shape the politics, economics, culture, and policies of the years to come, historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari argued in an article he wrote for Financial […]

Essential Workers Unite In May Day Protests Demanding Coronavirus Protection

Front line workers in the United States deemed essential for their jobs in grocery stores, retailing, warehouses and manufacturing have been striking, organizing protests, calling out sick, and walking off the job in response to unsafe working conditions and inadequate protections since the Coronavirus breakout. These series of protests culminated […]

Australia Calls On G20 Nations To Launch An Inspection On Wet Wildlife Markets Following COVID-19 Outbreak

The term “wet markets” has been brought into public interest since a wet wildlife market in Wuhan, China was identified as the potential source of the COVID-19 outbreak in early December. The UN Biodiversity Chief, many U.S. Officials, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases called for their […]