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· August, 2006

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2006

Haiti: Evaluating Kevin Sites Visit

Of Kevin Sites’ recent Hot Zones coverage of Haiti, Yon Ayisyen writes (Fr): “His visit helped me realize how narrow and even possibly twisted an image he portrays of the...

China: more on Foxconn

Bingfeng is now translating comments from present and ex-foxconn workers on the working conditions in Foxconn from the two First Financial Daily workers’ blog. According to Bingfeng, the newspapers company...

Serbia: Attack on Israeli

Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes about a recent attack on an Israeli in Belgrade and the hype it caused.

Russia: The Sopranos Promotion

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog writes about guerilla promotion of The Sopranos.

Iran: Jahanbegloo free on bail

Shahram Kholdi, UK based blogger & academic reports that Ramin Jahanbegloo, researcher & philosopher, was released on bail. According to the blogger, Ramin Jahanbegloo visited ISNA's (Iranian Students National Agency)...

China: Foxconn court case con't

Bingfeng updates that Shenzhen court has unfreezed the personal assets of the journalists, foxconn now sues BOTH the newspaper AND the two journalists and seeks only 1 RMB instead of...

Kurdistance…

The most horrible of things has just happened to me….my RSS feed for the Kurdish blogs, well for lack of a better term..hiccupped…and all of my feeds are gone. So...

Poland: Suing the Homophobes

The beatroot writes that Polish gay rights activists are taking the wrong cases to court: “But going to courts over the two pieces of infantile nonsense […] is not the...

Iran: Broken Promises & Satellite Dishes

Aknoun says that one year ago, the cultural advisor to the Iranian President said everybody is free to have a satellite dish and government will reduce pressure on people [Fa]....

Brunei: Stray Dogs

The blogger at Our Local Style looks at the problem of stray dogs in Brunei and suggest a solution. “It’s also unfair to punish the animals for what I perceive...

South Korea: media worker union

Cho Jun Sang, president of the labour union of the South Korean newspaper ‘Hankyoreh’ talks about the background and concern of South Korea media workers union in Asia Media Forum.

China: Foxconn's PR strategy

Joel Martinsen in DANWEI gathers some different (sympathetic) views on Foxconn's court case against mainland journalists. ESWN analyses the case from a PR war point of view. Imaginethief writes a...

Hong Kong: Jimmy Wales

Chiao blogs his eat-eat-talk-talk conversation with Jimmy Wales and briefly discusses about future development of the very young wiki community in Hong Kong.

Serbia: Unemployment and Low Salaries

While Serbian citizens are preoccupied with bare survival, the country's media and politicians focus on the need to extradite individuals wanted by the Hague tribunal. A few days ago, Serbian...

Kenya: Praise piles up for Obama visit

Whispering Inn joined other Kenyan bloggers welcoming the visit of Barack Obama, the USA's only black senator, to the country. “[Obama has been] chewing out president Kibaki for State-sanctioned corruption,...

Japan and South Korea: Ohmynews

Ohmynews Japan was launched yesterday with 1,000 citizen reporters in position. Korean Ohmynews Citizen reporter, Ronda Hauben, has a follow up report today, stressing the “‘political and ideological neutrality” of...

Peru: Download Digital Journalism Presentations

Presentations from the second annual Conference on Digital Journalism held on Friday, August 25 are now available for download (ES).

Iran: Unofficial media

Koroush Ziaberi, a teenager blogger & journalist says that blogs can be considered as unofficial media for new generation [Fa]. The blogger considers this fact that traditional media such as...

Lebanon: Blogging Back to Normality

This week the Lebanese blogosphere witnessed a sluggish move away from posts about destruction and death caused by the war to posts that reflect patriotic passions, politics and personal accounts....

Ukraine: Maidan Now

Robert Mayer of Publius Pundit visits Kyiv's Maidan, takes pictures and talks to its current inhabitants, nearly two years after the Orange Revolution.

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