Stories about Media & Journalism from November, 2007
Slovenia: Piran; Future of Foreign Correspondents
Jennifer Dorroh posts pictures of Piran and links to her article in the American Journalism Review on how “multimedia journalists may change the definition of ‘foreign correspondent’.”
Romania: Equire, Issue 4
Owlspotting announces issue #4 of the Romanian edition of Esquire.
Egypt: Is Bush Mr Palestine?
Is Bush Mr Palestine? Egyptian blogger D B Shobrawy has a different stance.
Kuduro: The Sexy Angolan Rhythm With a Message
Whether the word Kuduro comes from the Kimbundu language, native to northern Angola and means “location” or from the Portuguese expression meaning “hard ass” or “stiff bottom” is debated but there's no argument that the dance is sexy. As one watches the dancers of this Angolan music style jutting their...
Cuba, Venezuela: Changing Into Cuba?
Child of the Revolution reports on the reaction to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's proposed constitutional changes: “Not surprisingly, many Venezuelans think the changes go too far – turning the oil-rich nation into ‘another Cuba'”.
Iraq: Dangerous Journalism
Christopher reminds us how dangerous journalism is in Iraq in this post.
Russia: “Enemies of Russia”=”Enemies of the People”?
Window on Eurasia writes: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s characterization of his political opponents and those standing behind them as ‘the enemies of Russia’ has sparked a discussion among his supporters about the relationship of that term to Stalin’s notorious one, ‘the enemies of the people.’ Pavel Danilin, editor of the...
Russia: Legitimizing Election Results
Perspectives on the new Russia writes about ways to legitimizing the election results.
Russia: Minor Attacks on the Opposition
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts another pre-election update that covers some virtual and real-life attacks on the opposition.
Iran:Financial Times interviewed an Iranian Journalist
Akbar Montakhabi, blogger and reformist journalist,told Financial Times that he has changed jobs more than 20 times as one reformist publication after another was closed down by the regime.
Bolivia: Sensationalist Media
Joaquin Cuevas of El Inofensivo Chico Larva [es] contributes a cartoon showing his thoughts on the sensationalist nature of the media following the controversial photos showing the ex-Minister of Water in Bolivia.
Ecuador: Ultimas Noticas Collaborative News Site
Ultimas Noticias [es] is a new collaborative news site that seeks to attract participation from citizen journalists in Ecuador.
Kuwait: Yes for What?
Kuwaiti blogger Joud posts photographs of a new ad campaign and wonders what it is here.
Russia: Double Standards
Sean's Russia Blog writes about double standards in coverage and reactions to the Russian election in the West: “To think President Bush had to nerve to throw his two cents in. […] You gotta be kidding me. I don’t recall any statement when the NYPD locked up 1000 people protesting...
Russia: Pre-Election Update
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts another entry on the pre-election situation in Russia. Here's one of the highlights: “Kasparov's movement United Civilian Front (OGF) started a picket at the doors of the police department demanding to liberate Kasparov. The picket where only one person participates need not be preliminary...
Ghana: Journalist wins award in web media
Ghana ICT Journalist blog reports that a journalist in Ghana has won an award: Emily NYARKO, from Ghana, winner of the African Information Society Initiative (AISI) – GKP Media Awards 2007 First Prize in the Multimedia/ Web media category with “Developing ICT enabled education – the future for Ghana”
Trinidad & Tobago: Bravo!
Now Is Wow is excited that the feature she worked on for Ledaserene Films will be airing tonight on the Bravo Canada channel.
Bolivia: Writing For Indymedia
Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [es] writes about a correspondence exchange with member of Indymedia Bolivia regarding articles that Duran contributed that may not be in agreement with the positions of the collaborative website. Duran wonders if it was a case of censorship.
Slovakia: Press Conference in a Barn
Deleted by Tomorrow reports on a good-bye press conference held inside a village barn by “the soon-to-be-former minister of agriculture”: it took Slovakia's prime minister “more than 20 160 minutes” to dismiss him – instead of the once promised three minutes.
Ukraine: Coverage of Holodomor in the East
Foreign Notes offers samples of media coverage of Holodomor in Eastern Ukraine.
Russia: Muslims on the Web
Window on Eurasia writes about Russia's Muslims’ internet presence.