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· March, 2008

Stories about Media & Journalism from March, 2008

Slovakia: Newspapers Protest Imposition of Interactivity

Information Policy links to a story in the International Herald Tribune on the protest of Slovak newspapers against the new requirement “to print responses by people or institutions to any...

Czech Republic: Micro-Fee vs “Micro-Bribe”

The Economist‘s blog, Certain Ideas of Europe, reports from the Czech Republic on how “charging patients a small sum for visits to publicly funded doctors” has more or less eliminated...

Romania, Hungary, Austria: Marshal Antonescu; “Political Irrelevance”

At A Fistful of Euros, Douglas Muir writes about Marshal Antonescu of Romania, and Alex Harrowell writes about an “outbreak of arseholes in Central Europe.”

Iraq: Raed Jarrar's Interview with PBS

Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar shares an interview conducted with him by PBS news hour.

Jordan: Delicious Pickings

Naseem Tarawnah, from Jordan, shares with us some of his “delicious pickings” in this post.

Taiwan: Voices after Presidential Election

March 22 is Taiwan's presidential election held once every four years. The victory is belonging to KMT's Ma Ying-jeou, who got 60 percent of votes and 2 million votes than...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Laptop Incident

Trinidad and Tobago's Opposition Leader was recently suspended from Parliament for using his laptop without permission, but only a few bloggers seemed tuned in to the story...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fooling Ourselves

West Indies Cricket Blog quotes “Trinidad and Tobago cricket boss” Deryck Murray to underscore the point that “we are fooling ourselves”.

Jamaica: Hope & HIV

“Behind the images of hedonism in Jamaica, the specter of AIDS has overshadowed the glitter and garish of the Tourist Board commercials,” writes Geoffrey Philp, as he blogs about Hope:...

China: Foreign Media

DANWEI has organized a panel discussion on foreign media's news coverage of China. Here is a sum up.

Tajikistan: The murder of Russian journalist

Vadim is concerned that the wrong reporting of the murder of Russian journalist by mass media can increase the anti-Tajik sentiments in Russia.

China: Open Media Market

In response to the anti-CNN campaign, Huge argued that the solution was to open the media market and protect press freedom [zh].

China: Chaos and Nationalism

Shangguan from Tianya blog felt that the Chinese government campaign against western media in the report of Tibet riot has stirred up nationalistic sentiment in China [zh].

Israel: Three New Jerusalem News Websites Launch

Interested in knowing all the happenings of the Holy City? Look no further. Three English-language Israeli websites have recently launched to bring you news of Jerusalem. Check out Jerusalem Blueprint,...

Lebanon: On censorship

Beirut Spring posts about “good censorship” versus “bad censorship” and on the difference between censoring the Da Vinci Code and censoring Persepolis in Lebanon.

Lebanon: Un-Banning “Persepolis”

“French Minister welcomed the news that Lebanon decided to reverse the ban on “Persepolis,” the award-winning animated film …” reports Bilad Ash Sham.

Lebanon: Banning “Persepolis”

“Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Persepolis’ [the movie] is the latest victim of our very “intellectual” General Security Censorship Department,” writes Bachir Habib

Korea: Roh Moo Hyun Syndrome

The popularity of the previous President, Roh Moo Hyun, in Korea seems to become a hotter issue on the Internet. A new terminology, Roh-Ganji (Roh, his family name + Ganji,...

China: Responses to the Dalai Lama's appeal

As Lhasa has supposedly quieted down, the anti-CNN.com crowd has gone off the deep end, that might be worth exploring more. The death threats they've been making towards Western media...

Morocco: Journalist Fined $857,000 for Slander

“Rachid Nini, a popular Moroccan columnist and director of the daily Arabophone newspaper Almassae, was fined by a court in Rabat about $857000 for alleged defamation and slander of 4...

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