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Zeynep Zileli

Zeynep Zileli

Zeynep Zileli is a freelance writer, translator and independent filmmaker. She was born in Turkey, has lived in six countries and is currently living in Brazil. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Sussex University and a Master degree in Cinema Studies from New York University. She has worked with award winning director Kutlug Ataman and has held TV positions in several countries, including Granada TV, and Fox International Channels. She is the co-founder and director of the Istanbul office of the advertising agency Torke and currently works with projects of innovation and creativity relating to Turkey, Brazil, Portugal and the United States. She speaks English, Turkish and Portuguese.

Politics

Brazil's 'accidental' presidential candidate

Is Marina Silva the right choice for Brazil?

Brazil's 'accidental' presidential candidate

Latin America

Dismantling a nation's 'masculinity' at the World Cup

Notions of masculinity and national pride dominate football's grand narrative.

Dismantling a nation's 'masculinity' at the World Cup

US & Canada

Yes, we ban: Deconstructing Erdogan's language

Erdogan's increasingly personalist authoritarianism should be taken seriously.

Yes, we ban: Deconstructing Erdogan's language

US & Canada

Brazil's blind eye to sexual harassment

Brazil must first address rampant sexual harassment before it can dream of becoming a global economic superpower.

Brazil's blind eye to sexual harassment

Latin America

The rise of "ostentation funkers" in Brazil

Hordes of singing, dancing youth are invading shopping malls, scaring shoppers and shop-owners. But what does it mean?

The rise of "ostentation funkers" in Brazil

Opinion

Lulu: Fake feminism for the 'hashtag generation'

A new app, wrought with vulgarity and lack of empathy, showcases the worst of female empowerment.

Lulu: Fake feminism for the 'hashtag generation'

Science & Technology

The cult of innovation

Innovation has transformed into a cultural narrative with mass following, but to what end? Asks author.

The cult of innovation

Politics

Brazil and Obama's 'Big Brother syndrome'

US surveillance and arrogance are damaging relations with South America's biggest country.

Brazil and Obama's 'Big Brother syndrome'

Science & Technology

The surveillance society is here

We must be aware of the surveillance tools introduced into our lives - especially those that we already consent to.

The surveillance society is here

Latin America

Brazil's first taste of new viral democracy

Protest movements in both Turkey and Brazil have been made unique by the tools used by the younger generation.

Brazil's first taste of new viral democracy

Politics

Why Turks are good at protesting

Widespread use of social media and political humour have given the recent demonstrations a viral effect.

Why Turks are good at protesting

US & Canada

Prostitution at the World Cup: Another Brazilian challenge

It is imperative for Brazil to distinguish between prostitution as a profession and sexual exploitation.

Prostitution at the World Cup: Another Brazilian challenge