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· June, 2006

Stories about Media & Journalism from June, 2006

Sri Lanka: Public service media

Voices of Reconciliation on the public appeal for Public Service Media in Sri Lanka. “As Sri Lankan citizens groups have been campaigning for public service media, we now call on...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Standing at the edge of the abyss close to Kyrgyzstan's Pik Lenin, let's not waste any time to present you the highlights from two weeks of online conversation from Central...

Bangladesh: SWIFT in the US

Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying on why the recent controversy about NY Times is as relevant to the developing world. But, what about Bangladeshis living in Bangladesh? It...

China: Crazy Football Commentator

Huang Jianxiang , one of the most popular football commentators of China Central Television, or CCTV, has been in the center of a controversy recently seen in both the mainstream...

Trinidad & Tobago: Weathering unpreparedness

Jeremy Taylor writes about the confusion that ensued in Trinidad on Wednesday over reports that a tropical wave was crossing the country. “Hardly anyone is prepared for serious wind or...

Japan: Koizumi's legacy

“Lost in the frothy trivialities of the debate over Prime Minister Koizumi's Yasukuni Shrine visits,” writes Japundit blogger Ampontan, “is an impressive record of accomplishments during his term in office...

China: Media bill resisted

According to one of China's most-respected and -feared heavyweight magazines, a controversial bill containing a clause with provisions for heavy fines against media reporting on what the government terms ‘emergency...

Bermuda: Say no to independence

Sean at IMHO.bm doesn't believe independent status is a viable option in Bermuda.

China: Hopes, one day

Journalist-blogger Taras posts a list [zh] today of all the things he hopes yet to do: 1. Be a foreign correspondent in any country; 2. Find the one thing that...

Egypt: World Cup, Monopoly and Islam

Zeinobia is a defended of Amr Khalid and supported him and his effort to improve the conditions of Muslim youth and youth in general. Yet, she record here anger on...

China: Free media takeover

A Communist Party of China's subtler strategy in silencing unsympathetic newspapers? Ex-Massage Milk blogger Wang Xiaofeng, in a rare one-liner post [zh] , says he's heard two major Beijing newspapers...

Brazil, Japan: Digital TV to Mobile Devices

Melo Bichuetti explains the Japanese-Brazilian collaboration to offer digital television, noting that the “Nippon-Brazilian model allows transmission to mobile devices, what is not possible in the case of the European...

DRC: Kudos to Le Monde

Le Blog du Congolais points to a recent article by Le Monde on mining in the Katanga and says (Fr): “At last, Le Monde has decided to break from the...

Reporters Without Borders: How They Protect Bloggers & How You Can Help

Last month, Global Voices launched its Help These Bloggers page, signaling the organization's entry into blogger advocacy. (Find out how to add our advocacy badge to your website here.) Although...

Nigeria: Adeniyi-Jones

Naijablog publishes an article by Nigerian photography, Jide Adeniyi-Jones on his thoughts on Nigeria – he originally sent the article to local newspapers who refused to publish –

Nigeria: Adeniyi-Jones

Naijablog publishes an article by Nigerian photography, Jide Adeniyi-Jones on his thoughts on Nigeria – he originally sent the article to local newspapers who refused to publish –

Ethiopia: Hi-tec war against bloggers

Ethiopian Life comments on Ethiopia's crackdown against bloggers at home and in the Diaspora….”An office is being opened at the old airport area in Addis Ababa to conduct this warfare....

Armenia: Mom Called Me Khachik

Nessuna has a public service advertisement and a translation of the ad that was produced by an Armenian radio station for distribution throughout the CIS to combat xenophobia in Russia.

India, Bangladesh: Being Rude

Mezba ponders on the Reader's Digest survey on cities and politness, picking out the aspects that become culturally irrelevant. He talks about being polite to shop-keepers “Well, the last time...

Algeria: China, America, and the Arabs

Nouri Lumendifi writes about officials speak Arabic. Nouri says that the US can compete with China in the Arab World. All it needs to do is get in the ring...

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