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· April, 2008

Stories about Media & Journalism from April, 2008

Kenya: Mobile TV

30 April 2008

Mobile TV arrives in Kenya: “Safaricom has partner with DSTV to provide Mobile TV to their subscribers. Mobile TV is a technology that allows people to view regular live television content on their mobile phones or other mobile devices that they get through traditional cable or pay TV subscriptions at...

South Africa: Announcing Tech Leader

30 April 2008

The South African Mail&Guardian launches Tech Leader: “The Thought Leader concept is expanding over the next few months and the first incarnation is Tech Leader. Tech Leader is an edited group blog aimed at thinkers in the South African technology industry.”

South Africa: Serious blogging arrives

30 April 2008

Serious blogging has arrived in South Africa: “The key moments for blogging included the launches of Afrigator, the continent’s first blogging aggregator; Amatomu, the first comprehensive tracking service for blogs and bloggers in South Africa; My Digital Life by ITWeb, which put solid commercial resources and interests behind blogging; and...

South Africa: Be a guest blogger on SA Rocks

30 April 2008

Do you want to be a guest blogger on South Africa Rocks?: “I am looking for someone to take control of the theme for SA Rocks for a week. I’ll need you to motivate why you want to blog on SA Rocks. What posts you might have in mind, lined...

Nigeria: Mobile TV

30 April 2008

Yomi writes about Mobile TV in Nigeria: “Subscribers on the MTN Nigeria network can now watch up to 10 DSTV television channels on mobile phones. The channels include: SuperSport, Channel O, Africa Magic, and Cartoon Network, among others.”

Uganda: Ten Things I want Explained

30 April 2008

Ten Things Ugandan Imsoniac wants explanation: “Why Andrew Mwenda is arrested and it makes international headlines and yet when 13 journalists in radio stations around the country were (between January and March this year) arrested for doing their jobs, publicly threatened by politicians and sacked for speaking the truth it...

Kyrgyzstan: An Anxious April

30 April 2008

A next to last week of April started from the unexpected fall of temperature. A lot of bloggers posted the photographs of the frozen greenery and the trees under snow. Yanagi presented the beautiful photos of the leaves under snow in her blog. red_ptero called [ru] this fall of temperature...

China: I Want My Two Bucks

29 April 2008

Hanhan commented on the lawsuit against CNN in New York and pointed out that the lawyer had never gotten approval letter from 1.3 billion Chinese to represent them in the case. He also pointed out that, if CNN had to make compensation, every Chinese should have their share of two...

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Uganda: Mwenda, 3 others arrested in newspaper raid

28 April 2008

(UPDATE: Andrew Mwenda has been freed on bond, see his letter to supporters on the TED blog.) Bloggers and independent media outlets in Uganda are reporting that three journalists and a photographer at The Independent, an opposition newspaper based in Kampala, have been arrested and that the paper's offices have...

Korean President's Visit to the U.S. and Media

28 April 2008

The first summit between America and South Korea since the Korean Presidential Election was held in Washington in April. Current President Lee Myung Bak’s visit to the U.S. attracted the attention of netizens. Besides the contents of the conversation between the two representatives, the issue of how conventional media in...

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Venezuela: Update on the Simpsons Controversy

28 April 2008

Luis Carlos Díaz of Periodismo de Paz [es] provides an update on the controversy involving the Simpsons in Venezuela. Turns out that the show will be moved to “supervised” prime time slot in the evening, but would allow for more children to see it because most are in school during...

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