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· September, 2007

Stories about Media & Journalism from September, 2007

Oman: Rent Law and Life in Muscat

Oman's bloggers are ranting about increasing rent and driving in Ramadan in this round up of Omani blogs. Also, how was life before the opening of mega malls and are...

Morocco: Berbers can be blonde

Major media outlets and bloggers went into a frenzy a few days ago when a blurry photograph taken by a Spanish tourist in Morocco's Rif mountain region showed a small...

Myanmar: “Oh yeah, everything is fine”

Myanmar blogger MoeMaKa Media writes about the need for consensus in statements made by Burmese citizens abroad in order to effectively support the struggle in Myanmar.

China: Reality shows forbidden

No one would forget how popular Super Girl was on 2005. As a talent-search reality competition, it created a miracle both in economy and culture impact. Besides over 400 millions...

Romania: Esquire Magazine, Issue #2

Owlspotting comments on the second issue of Esquire Romania.

Poland: Football, Language, and Journalism

Our Man in Gdansk writes about one Argentine football player's attempt to learn Polish.

Egypt: Ramadan Musings

It's fair to say the month of Ramadan provides a unique experience for all parties involved, the fasting followed by excessive eating, the excessive eating followed by excessive partying and...

Japanese cameraman killed in Myanmar

During a demonstration on September 27, Japanese photojournalist Nagai Kenji was killed while reporting on the ongoing unrest in Myanmar. Initially, news reports were that Nagai had likely been struck...

Egypt: Newspaper Strike on October 7

“Chief in editors of the independent and party newspapers decided to not to publish their newspapers on Sunday the 7th of October 2007 , the daily newspapers will not be...

Syria: Sad State of Journalism

Sasa from Syria laments the sad state of journalism in the Arab world, citing examples from Jordan and Egypt in which journalists are jailed and fined.

Iraq: Possible Cholera Cover Up?

Ladybird from Iraq links to a news article about a possible cholera cover up in Iraq.

Iraq: Neutral Media?

“The Washington Post curiously buries a story this morning back on page A17. Since it makes George Bush look bad, you might have thought they wouldn't have buried it quite...

Bolivia: Photo ID Requested for Ahmadinejad Arrival

El Alto blogger Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [ES] was repeatedly asked for identification by government officials when trying to take pictures of the arrival of Iranian president Ahmadinejad near...

Myanmar: Citizen Journalism

Bangkok Parlour on Citizen Journalism in Myanmar. “Citizen journalism has arrived in Burma. And, while the risks to those who courageously capture the deplorable realities of life today in Burma...

Bolivia: Evo Morales on the Daily Show

President Evo Morales of Bolivia became only the 2nd sitting president to appear on the Daily Show, a popular comedy show that focuses on current events. During his visit to...

Czech Republic: “Tabloid Transitions”

Dr. Sean's Diary critiques Transitions Online‘s “confused tabloidy democratization writing” on the Czech politics.

Egypt: Hunt-the-Editor Season!

It’s “hunt-the-editor” season! In two weeks 5 editors-in-chief and 3 journalists working for opposition newspapers have been arrested and sentenced to jail and/or a big fine, reports Hatshepsut from Egypt.

Ukraine: Awaiting Election Fraud

Foreign Notes writes: “Accusations and counter-accusations of cheating by the main political protagonists are reducing the chances of the September 30th VR elections being conducted fairly and producing a result...

India: Cricket and Journalism

Falstaff isn't amused with an article in the NY Times about cricket, Twenty20 and India.

Thought Leader: An Editorial Blog

The South Africa's Mail & Guardian online has been experimenting with new media through their 3-step blogging strategy. The first part of the strategy was the launching of the South...

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