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· December, 2007

Stories about Media & Journalism from December, 2007

Algeria: Online Poll on Bombings

Algerian blogger Nouri discusses Al Jazeera's recent poll on Algeria. The online poll asked users whether or not they supported the al-Qaeda bombings in Algeria.

Kuwaiti Publisher in Court

The Kuwait authorities levied charges of libel against Dr. Saad bin Tifla [translate], the publisher of the first online newspaper in the Gulf – Alaan – citing their Press &...

Kenya: Total media blackout

Kenyan Pundit on total media blackout in Kenya: “I have no news to report. It’s a total total blackout. Watching TV feels like watching TV under some crazy dictatorship. I...

Hong Kong: Top News in 2007 Blogosphere

As the year end is approaching, local blogger sidekick has her picks of "Top News in Hong Kong 2007 Blogosphere". She also calls for more comments and suggestions for the...

Egypt: Murad and the Freedom of Speech

Judge Murad lost his case and the court ruled in favour of freedom of speech. The Administrative Judicial Court issued a sentence in Case No. 15575 / 61, which was...

Thailand: Censoring Thaksin

Bangkok Pundit comments on Thai officials attempts at censoring former prime minister Thaksin's appearance on Thai media.

China: Official Olympics channel's unveiling ceremony crashed

How did a couple's marital issues become today's top sports story? She's a prominent Beijing television broadcaster, he's one of Chinese sports news' top official faces for the Olympics; she...

Jamaica: Qualified Unemployment?

Francis Wade republishes a letter to the editor by a returning Jamaican national who can't get a job in order to make a point about why educated Jamaicans remain abroad.

Barbados, Pakistan: What Now?

“I wonder what implications this tragic act will have for upcoming elections in Pakistan, as well as for the relations between the United States and the nuclear-armed nation”: Cheese-on-bread! speculates...

China: 1Bao Blocked

In Dec 26, 1bao was blocked again, Zhai Minglei said he would continue to write and wait for the blog to be unblocked again (zh).

Bolivia: Interview With Pedro Montes

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [es] interviews Pedro Montes, Executive Secretary of the Bolivian Worker's Union. Montes has enclosed himself inside the union's headquarters in protest of the government's lack...

Colombia: Blogs from Semana.com

Machete [es] wonders about the fate of the blogs from Colombian magazine Semana.com.

Slovenia: Dimitrij Rupel

Sleeping With Pengovsky writes about Slovenian foreign minister Dimitrij Rupel and the stuff he's written for Sinfo, a PR magazine issued monthly by the governmental Communications office”: “(great choice of...

The Balkans: B92 and Milošević

In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.

Ukraine: House on Anthrax

Ukrainiana writes about a house being built on the mass burial site for victims of a 19th-century anthrax epidemics in Kyiv.

Russia: Ded Moroz Ad Banned; Yolki in Moscow

James of Robert Amsterdam's blog writes about the government's ad on “a TV ad from an electronics retailer which poked fun at the existence of this mythical gift giver on...

Barbados: Jordan Passes On

Cheese-on-bread! acknowledges the passing of Barbadian visual artist and costume designer Winston Jordan.

Guatemala: The Media's Shortcomings

Criticisms against the mainstream media in Guatemala has focused on its lack of coverage of rural areas, and its emphasis placed on countries like Venezuela. Bloggers have also noted double...

Vietnam: Blogging in Vietnam

Saigon Nezumi wonders if Vietnam's planned regulations on blogging would affect the local and expat bloggers.

Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Pakistan: RIP Bhutto

“Benazir Bhutto was for me an inspiration. She was fierce. She was bold. She was beautiful and smart and fearless”: Puerto Rican born blogger Liza Sabater recognizes Bhutto as a...

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