Stories about Media & Journalism from September, 2006
Kazakhstan: Nazarbaev in DC
Registan.net looks at media, editorial, and blog coverage of today's visit to the White House by Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbaev.
Iran:Ganji's letter to America
Nim Negah has published an excerpt of Akbar Ganji's, Iranian journalist and human rights activist, “Letter to America” in Washington Post. Ganji asked for a direct and transparent talk between US and Iran.The blogger published following part of the letter :” It is both possible and desirable to solve the...
Africa: whose voices were heard?
Africa Media uses number of links and comments to figure out whose voices were heard during the digital indaba controversy: “Importantly, it seems to me, is that bloggers such as Black Looks and AH&B were heard. Imagine pre-blogging and a group was holding a conference in South Africa on some...
Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus
After a busy summer, we bid you welcome to a new roundup of notable online conversations from Central Asia and the Caucasus, brought to you by neweurasia and read out loud to you by the headmaster of a school in southern Kyrgyzstan's Sary-Moghul. There is not all too much being...
Kazakhstan: Borat vs. Nomad
Registan.net says that Western media are over-hyping the Kazakh government's displeasure with Sasha Baron Cohen's character Borat, a racist, homophobic journalist claiming to be from Kazakhstan.
Kyrgyzstan: Storming Pyramid
Yulia of neweurasia reports on the latest attack on Pyramid TV in Kyrgyzstan.
Kazakhstan: The Deal with Blogs
Leila at neweurasia writes a detailed post on the legal status of blogs and online journalism in Kazakhstan.
Russia: Cultural Misunderstanding
Russian Marketing Blog writes about cultural misunderstanding caused by the ad campaign of a health resorts and spas travel magazine.
Russia: Media Stereotypes Discussion
Yuri Mamchur's recent post on Russia Blog about media stereotypes has drawn some media response in Russia and the blogger has been interviewed on Radio Liberty (RUS).
Sri Lanka: What the papers say
Sri Lanka's Daily Papers analyses the news as carried by the various newspapers in Sri Lanka.
Iran:A blog service was filtered by mistake!
According to Reportes without Borders,a blog service, Persianblog.com[Fa], was briefly blocked “by mistake” by Iranian Internet Service Providers. In Persian blog we read access to 650,000 blogs got blocked for a day [Fa].
Taiwan: Media Riot
There have been many complaints about mainstream media practice in Taiwan. Some feel that it hampers Taiwan from developing into a matured democratic society. Recently the whole island's news reports have covered nothing but the rallies either opposing or supporting Taiwan's President Chen Shui-Bian. Many Taiwanese bloggers are furious at...
Ukraine: Babiy Yar Massacre's 65th Anniversary
Stones and flowers were laid at the Babiy Yar Memorial in Kyiv Wednesday, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the 1941 massacre – by Veronica Khokhlova In 1941, at least 33,771 Kyiv Jews were shot by the Nazis on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, in the Babiy Yar ravine of...
China: internet mobs hunt Accord Girl
Jeremy Goldkorn in DANWEI blogs about a Accord Girl's video that enraged local netizens and resulted in another internet mobs hunt. The girl thinks that anyone who earns less than 3,000 yuan a month is a loser (i.e. most people in China).
China: education VS media
Zhao mu blogs about a debate between education department and media workers. On September 25, the spokes person of education department openly criticized that the Chinese media is ignorant. The response of course is “which is more ignorant? education department or media?” (zh)
Bahamas: State television
Larry Smith questions whether the Bahamian state television channel is still relevant or required.
Bangladesh: Islam and the Media
Who represents Islam? Is the Media focusing on the few within the religion who protest as opposed to those who may have different opinions? Rezwan on the reporting of radical elements in Islam. “It is probably his right to speak as Pope had the right to speak his mind (whether...
India: Blank Noise and the Media
Known Turf on taking back the streets in India, what the The Blank Noise Project is doing about it, and how the event was covered by the media. “For instance, I learnt to look. To stand in a crowded public space and look. Not to smile, not to shuffle my...
Hamed Ghodosi says authorities, blame Afghan refugees or immigrants for high rate of unemployment instead of lack of foreign investment and low economic movement in country. The blogger says in National Radio an interviewee said I am a jobless technician and a bunch of Afghans are working here. The blogger...
Estonia: Reaction to a Headline in the Economist
Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist, writes about Estonia and other “small” countries: “Small countries are often more interesting than big ones, and size may be one reason that the Baltic states and Slovenia have done rather well in the past 16 years. Politics works...
Hong Kong: blog as education tool
A survey found 73% high school students are bloggers but some secondary schools prohibit students from blogging. Local blogger, He Gu was interviewed by local newspapers concerning blogger culture: Knowing that some secondary schools have prohibited students to write blog, we can see another example that the development of technology...