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· February, 2006

Stories about Media & Journalism from February, 2006

Voices of African Women Bloggers

Mshairi calls for the abuse of women bloggers to stop! She recalls two recent incidents in the blogosphere where male bloggers “discussed and described women in misogynistic terms.” “The descriptions...

Kenya: press freedom

You Missed This reports that the Kenyan government has used an old colonial law to charge the entire staff of the “Weekly Citizen with publishing an alarming report. All 11...

Hurricane Katrina: Rethinking Disaster Relief Response

Hurricane Katrina: Rethinking Disaster Relief Response

Malaysia: Its Own Cartoon Kerfuffle

Malaysia's paper-of-record, the New Straits Times, has gotten into its own cartoon controversy after running a syndicated strip on its funny pages critiquing the Danish cartoon controversy. The government has...

Bermuda: Plantation questions

A politician's refusal to answer what he considers “plantation questions” disappoints both the Limey and Christian Dunleavy.

Latvia: Hockey Team's Defeat Coverage

All About Latvia sums up coverage by the Russian- and Latvian-language papers of Latvia's hockey team's defeat at the Olympics.

Russia: Fire at Komsomolka

Following the fire that destroyed one human life and much of the archives of Komsomolskaya Pravda, Sean Guillory recounts the newspaper's history.

Palestine: Differences in mideast media's coverage

Rami writes a comparative study, which looks into how different online mediums covered the Israeli force raid on Balata refugee camp, near Nablus, Palestine. The criteria for choosing the websites...

Cartoons & the history of race relations in the West

Gukira takes a new approach towards Western cartoons and puts the whole thing in an historical context.…”To trace a history of cartoons in Euro-America is to trace a history of...

Hungary: Prime Minister's Blog

Hungarian prime minister has his own blog now, and Henrik of Hungarian Accent reviews the reactions of Hungarian bloggers to this unlikely development. describes it as “a classic blog,...

The silencing of Cayman Cop

Finally — a Caribbean blogging controversy. Involving a blogging policeman, a local newspaper and a witch hunt by an irate constabulary. In — of all places — the mild-mannered Cayman...

Democracy on Tabloid?

On The View from Taiwan, Michael Turton and readers discuss how Apple Daily, the top selling tabloid newspaper in Hong Kong and Taiwan, reflects the regions’ democracy, freedom of speech...

Russia: Journalist Anna Politkovskaya

Raffi Aftandelian of Maaskva: Nashimi Glazami shares his thoughts on one of Russia's most prominent war journalists, Anna Politkovskaya, the nature of her writing, and the practice of reading newspapers...

Nepal: Kantipur Anniversary

Nepal: Kantipur Anniversary

Radio Africa FM

The Voice of Africa Radio has been awarded an FM licence. David Ajao's writes “In a nutshell, VOAR is London’s first African radio station….“The station was launched to act as...

Jamaica: Sex Bus

Owen tries to get to the bottom of a press report that high school girls were caught having sex on a bus.

Latin America: TeleSur's New Website

Boz convinces the Pan-American news network, TeleSur to redesign their website. OK, so maybe not, but whoever was responsible for the change, it brings a marked improvement.

Ukraine: News Roundup

Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine does his regular roundup of Ukraine's main political and economic themes: the gas agreement, privatization issues, campaign news and relationship with Russia.

Danish Cartoons’ Russia Link

Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog writes about the Russian connection of Flemming Rose, the man who authorized the Danish cartoons.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Love is in the air this week and even hardened Iraqi bloggers go mushy at the knees on Valentines day. The cartoon controversy has been brewing with more thoughtful comments...

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