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· May, 2007

Stories about Media & Journalism from May, 2007

Rising Voices Seeks Micro-grant Proposals for Blog Outreach

Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, is now accepting project proposals for the first round of microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects. Ideal...

Interview with Caroline Nellemann, Danish Researcher of Iranian Blogs

Danish researcher Caroline Nellemann has done her Master's thesis on Iranian blogs and was involved for three months with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society in Harvard. In order...

Egyptian Blogger Monem to Be Freed

Jailed Egyptian blogger Abdulmonem Mahmood is being released on Saturday - but Egyptian bloggers are holding their breath and are full of apprehension on their future in a country which...

Cuba: Today Show

“I'm sorry, but an American news outlet visiting Cuba isn't news. That they're not going to be able to score an interview with Fidel Castro is news.” Lawhawk shares his...

Africa: blogging the G8 Summit

A team of African journalists, who are working with Panos London will blog from the G8 Summit in Germany: “For nine days starting on 1 June, journalists from Ethiopia, Uganda,...

Peru: Bloggers Featured for the First Time?

Bloggers Juan Carlos Luján and Vladimir Terán Altamirano were interviewed on the radio station Radio Libertad. Podcasts of the interview were posted on the Grupo Periodisimo Digital [ES] blog. This...

FSU: Interview With Edward Lucas

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist – and a blogger.

Slovenia: Vinko Bogataj

The Glory of Carniola writes about the Slovenian skier Vinko Bogataj (who happens to be much more than just his magnificent 1970 crash).

Swahili Blogosphere: Higher Education Blame Game, Miss Universe, and Personal Privacy vs. Public Life

Hardship is the name of the game, it seems, for Tanzania's higher education students both at home and abroad. While the University of Dar Es Salaam has readmitted all the...

China: The importance of media dissent to “old Beijing”

Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak blogs about the importance of media dissent to the redevelopment process of “old Beijing” by comparing the news reports of Dongsi Ba Tiao and Qianmen...

Tajikistan: Next Generation of Journalists

At neweurasia, Vadim says that the next generation of professional journalists in Tajikistan will cut their teeth in the blogosphere.

Qatar: Iran Lifts Al Jazeera Ban

Karim, a friend of Qatar-based Al Jazeera Television links to a news which says that Iran lifted a ban on the station.

Lebanon: More on the Crisis in the Country

For the second week, Lebanese bloggers have posted anecdotes, reflections, updates, photos, videos, jokes, sarcasm and drawings on the issue that is taking precedence over all other topics. The issue...

Morocco: YouTube is Back; Maroc Telecom Subscribers are Elated

MidEastYouth broke the news this evening that YouTube, which had been blocked by Maroc Telecom, Morocco's leading internet provider, has been restored to subscribers. It seems that the blogging community,...

Pakistan: Begum Nawazish Ali

The Pakistani Spectator on a delightful talk show where a man presents himself as a woman named Begum Nawazish Ali. “One thing is clear and established that the program “Late...

Egypt: From Here and There

Egypt-based blogger Issandr El Amrani selects a few essential readings here, where he links to articles of interest to his readers including one about how some Iraqi refugees are turning...

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Media & Politics

“When media become political players themselves, they lose their credibility, and they betray the people who rely on them for truthful, accurate information.” Jeremy Taylor weighs in on the controversy...

Hong Kong: How Did The Obscene Articles Tribunal Get Hijacked?

ESWN translated an article from inmediahk.net by Leung Man Tao that explained how the obscene articles tribunal got hijacked in Hong Kong.

Ethiopia: shady dealings of international media

“When news that three New York Times reporters were caught in Deghabur while they were trying to cover rebel activity in the region sipped through last week, American diplomats in...

Malawians on the world stage: academic honors, music, science and technology

There is one discernible theme running through the Malawian blogosphere in the month of May. This round-up focuses mostly on what these bloggers have written in this month, now approaching...

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