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· May, 2006

Stories about Media & Journalism from May, 2006

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Caribbean: Lists

  31 May 2006

On his freshly launched blog, Jamaican novelist Marlon James weighs in on the New York Times “Top Twenty-Five American Books”. Barbadian blogger Titilayo singles out a few notables from TIME magazine's “list of “100 men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming our world”.

Barbados: Labour party blogging

  31 May 2006

Barbados's incumbent Barbados Labour Party seems to have taken to blogging like a fish to water — at least for now. Four posts in the last four days, on topics such as why the “two major media organizations” in the UK and the USA contacted blog Barbados Free Press for...

Kyrgyzstan: The Meeting Happened!

Edil Baisalov, a Kyrgyz opposition leader, takes issue with negative coverage of last weekend's protest in Bishkek (Russian) that characterized the event as a failure that took the wind out of the opposition's sails. In his opinion, that the protest took place makes it a success.

China: Down with reactionary blogger

  31 May 2006

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ah Q weekly used an old propaganda poster from Cultural Revolution to make sarcastic remarks on the recent “management” of blogsphere. The original poster depicts a worker using Mao's tiny red book to hit the reactionary class. The new...

Hong Kong: Bus Uncle and Chief Executive

  31 May 2006

The Bus Uncle video (a video taken on a mobile phone of a young man and older man arguing on the top of a bus) has spread from the internet BBS and blogsphere to the mainstream media. ESWN has a full collection of all the internet products related to the...

Malaysia: Visiting Sabah

  31 May 2006

Filipino blogger Amelie at manila rat visits neighbouring Malaysian state of Sabah and shares some observations on the differences between Sabah and the Philippines.

East Timor: Local Journalism

  31 May 2006

The blogger at Tumbleweed in Timor Leste counters a foreign journalist's remarks about the dearth of reporting by local Timorese journalists. The blogger introduces locals involved in bringing Timorese news to the world.

Demystifying Tamil as a language and a person

  31 May 2006

What is Tamil? For some it's a language, for some it's a religion, for the uninitiated, wikipedia to the rescue. There is of course also the the Wikipedia in Tamil. For those who don't like reading pages and pages, google current has it all. From “what is Tamil” to “the...

Latin America: Technorati, Edelman, But No Spanish?

  30 May 2006

Commenting on the announcement by Technorati and Edelman that the two companies will join forces to include blog posts on traditional media websites, Julio Alonso wonders how it is that the project will launch in English, German, Korean, Italian, French, and Chinese, but not Spanish [ES]. “Could it be that...

Barbados: Senegalese “death boat”

  30 May 2006

“What circumstances did these men come from that drove them to make a desperate trip to a strange new land in search of a better life? How must the people who loved them be suffering now, in the agony of loss and not knowing?” Titilayo muses on the fate of...

India: Media and the bias

  29 May 2006

Just how balanced is the media when it comes to reporting on some issues? Abi discusses how a new channel appears to ignore one set of demonstrations while highlighting the other.

China: Jailed journalist campaign

  29 May 2006

myrick at Asiapundit blogs on Amnesty International's new irrepressible.info campaign which aims to protect free speech on the internet, and a parallel campaign to see jailed journalist Shi Tao set free.

Barbados: The risky business of political blogging

  29 May 2006

Barbados Free Press reviews the Barbados Labour Party's newly launched blog and outlines the risks a political party faces in undertaking such a project: “the two main risks can be shortened to this. . . 1/ Risk of Public Failure – Successful Blogging Takes New Skills & Commitment . ....

Ethiopia: Shortsighted government

  29 May 2006

CoffeeChillinsun comments on the short sightedness of Ethiopia's government in expelling journalist, AddisFerenj two months ago. She is not travelling throughout Europe and speaking on the human rights situation in Ethiopia.

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