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· January, 2008

Stories about Media & Journalism from January, 2008

Russia: German Sadulayev's Appeal

Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.

Guyana: World ignores Lusignan?

Caribbean Lionesse asks: Why has the international media ignored the recent Lusignan massacre in Guyana? “Are 11 brown and black lives worth such scant attention?”

Kazakhstan: A Shadow Billionaire Spotlighted by Forbes

Lena B-Va cites the newly released Forbes report on the billionaires “you’ve never heard of” – including a Kazakhstani citizen.

Korea: Entertainers’ lives, media and internet

Na Hoon-a, a legendary singer in Korea famous for his charisma during his 40 year career and for numerous rumors about his personal life, surprised everyone at a press conference....

China: Learning from Pornography Website

Dupola suggests that internet business should learn from pornography websites (zh) in terms of their market strategy, relation with the users, income sources and scale.

China: Internet Privacy

Vincent points out that many social networking sites have violated the protection of privacy. For example the fact that spokeo.com can track down hundreds of friends’ online activities via their...

Egypt: Al Jazeera's Arab Unity Series

The Arabist from Egypt sheds light on a television production, by Qatar-based Al Jazeera, on Arab unity.

Algeria: Elections and Media

Nouri discusses Algerian politics, media and his country's presidential elections and compares them to the situation in the US in this post.

Russia: Khodorkovsky on Hunger Strike

Robert Amsterdam posts updates on Mikhail Khodorkovsky's hunger strike in protest against the treatment of jailed former Yukos executive Vasily Alexanyan – here and here.

Citizen Uganda: Smart and very, very pretty

Citizen Uganda is the best new online source of information about Uganda, and it's also very, very pretty. To scroll down the main page of Citizen Uganda is to indulge...

Brazil: Veja magazine and the anti-journalism phenomenon

“The biggest anti-journalism phenomenon in recent years is what happened to Veja magazine. Gradually, the largest weekly Brazilian mag was turned into a lampoon with no commitment to journalism, using...

Trinidad & Tobago: Where's The ‘Mas?

Thebookmann attends Trinidadian artist Ashraph's Carnival exhibition: “The Midnight Robber, the Fancy Sailor, Bats, Red Devils and Fancy Indians, Kings and Queens and to its current transitional state of feathers...

Brunei: YouTube Not Blocked After All

Maurina confirms that YouTube is now available in Brunei. Netizens earlier got a scare when they could not access the popular video sharing site and there were rumors that the...

Egypt: TV Producer Howida Taha Arrested

“Howida Taha Al-Jazeera's producer who is standing in front of the Egyptian courts for the charges of defaming and spreading lies about Egypt , the Egyptian police and interior ministry...

Tunisia: English Radio Show

Tunisian blogger Marouen now has his own radio show. Click here to tune in.

Belarus, Latvia: “Ploshcha”

Marginalia watches Ploshcha (“The Square”), a film about the March 2006 mass protests in Minsk – “and watching it is a good way to mark Ceauşescu's birthday and Suharto's death”...

Brazil: Is it time to become media?

Cardoso [pt] is one of the bloggers invited to speak about “The blogs phenomenon – is it time to become media?” on an international summit of digital communication taking place...

Brazil: More on the yellow fever panic caused by the media

“If I know well the Brazilian media, far from apologizing for having made a mistake and encouraged Brazilians – all Brazilians – to get vaccinated, there will be an attempt...

Sri Lanka: Draconian censorship!

Free Media Sri Lanka on how the Defense Secretary openly states that he is in favour of draconian censorship and criminal defamation.

Sri Lanka: Travel, TV and Military

groundviews on the all-pervasive fear created by the conflict in Sri Lanka – from transport to media.

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