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· October, 2006

Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2006

Poland: News and Opinion

The beatroot writes about media freedom in the EU, the fear of the Polish plumber (again; 70 comments so far), a Sudanese woman giving birth on a bus in Warsaw,...

Slovenia: Ghost Cows

The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian ghost cows and a World Cup broadcast lawsuit.

Belize: Dangriga Town

Nyasha Lang reports on a visit to Dangriga Town, Belize, where she visits a radio station run by a Garifuna perfomer and learns how easy it is to fall into...

Kazakhstan: Unfree Speech

At neweurasia, Leila translates a Russian language post on press freedom in Kazakhstan.

Violence and Misinformation Abound in Oaxaca

The usually tranquil Southern Mexican tourist town of Oaxaca – with its large, shaded plaza and gallery-lined alleys – had transformed into a political pressure cooker over the past few...

Russia: LJ and Politics

On October 25, International Herald Tribune published Evgeny Morozov's opinion piece on the recent developments in the Russian blogosphere. On his blog – Sharp & Sound: Perspectives On Modern Politics...

Kenya: blogger's work used by Kenyan paper without his knowledge

This is what Kikuyumoja's Realm had to say to the Kenyan newspaper, Kenya Times, for using his work without notifying him, “Next time you are re-publishing my words, pls let...

Fiji: Pacifika RSS Feed

Ms. Vakaivosavosa has created a combines RSS feed of several noteworthy Pacific Island blogs. The blogger is inviting the readers to subscribe to the feed.

Philippines: Reflections on blogging

Solar power teaches journalism in the premier state university of the country. While he appreciates the potential of blogging in the democratization process, he underscores the need to filter information...

China: How blogging has changed my life

The Chinese Blogger Conference will take place in Hanzhou this weekend. To prepare for the conference, the organizers announced a submission of posts on “How blogging has changed my life?”...

Singapore: Leave the Blogger Alone

Kway Teow Man has a balanced look at what Singaporeans call the Wee Shu Min fiasco. Wee Shu Min, a teenager wrote a sharp response to another Singaporean blogger's post...

Tajikistan: Journalists’ Paradise

Vadim notes that Tajikistan is ranked the most favorable environment for journalists in Central Asia by Reporters Without Borders, though he says he does not agree with that determination.

Russia: Rice on Politkovskaya

Sean's Russia Blog writes about Anna Politkovskaya, the Russian and US media, the war in Iraq and Condoleezza Rice's visit to Moscow.

Pakistan: Press Freedom

The Glasshouse on Pakistan's rank in the RSF Press Freedom Index. “At times the regime moves swiftly to prevent ‘harmful’ news from spreading, as was the case in late 2005...

Torture in Gambia, “Militocracy” in Africa, Press Freedom and Dirty Water and Gold

We begin this week's West African blogs round-up with a post in a Gambian blog, Home of the mandinmories, about a Gambian soldier being “Coerced, and tortured” over an alleged...

Uganda: five interesting Ugandan blogs

White African writes about five interesting blogs from Uganda, “For some reason I got on a kick looking into different blogs from around Africa. I was looking into Uganda recently…...

Russia: Thoughts on LiveJournal/ZheZhe

The Second Blog War continues in Russia. Brad Fitzpatrick, the LiveJournal's creator, has now joined the discussion over at sup_ru LJ community: in English, he offers some explanations and apologies...

Argentina: Covering the Dirty War, 30 Years Later

Ian Mount gives some more context to a recent exchange of journalistic jabs in the coverage of reopened trials for crimes committed during Argentina's “Dirty War.”

Argentina, Brazil: Spreading Conversations

Argentine anglophone blogger Ana Toniolli has translated [ES] a piece by Global Voices Lusophone Editor Jose Murilo Junior into Spanish at Voces Latinas.

Iran: The end of Ramadan

Angus McDowall is a correspondent for Middle East Economic Digest and reporter for The Independent in Iran and he is blogging. About the end of Ramadan he says for a...

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