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· November, 2007

Stories about Media & Journalism from November, 2007

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Kuduro: The Sexy Angolan Rhythm With a Message

  30 November 2007

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?

  30 November 2007

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'”.

Russia: “Enemies of Russia”=”Enemies of the People”?

  29 November 2007

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...

Bolivia: Sensationalist Media

  29 November 2007

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.

Russia: Double Standards

  28 November 2007

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

  28 November 2007

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

  28 November 2007

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”

Bolivia: Writing For Indymedia

  28 November 2007

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

  28 November 2007

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.

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