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· September, 2006

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Iran:Blaming Afghans

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...

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...

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