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· May, 2008

Stories about Media & Journalism from May, 2008

Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops

Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the...

Ukraine, Russia: Personae Non Gratae

On May 12, Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov was declared persona non grata in Ukraine, following his calls for Russia to take ownership of Sevastopol, a Ukrainian Black Sea naval port....

China: Sharon Stone on Earthquake

Lam Kay pointed out that the mainstream media had mistranslated[zh] Sharon Stone's comment on Sichuan earthquake and caused a lot of misunderstandings in the Chinese world.

China: Earthquake Propaganda

Lao Sun from my1510 criticized the post-earthquake propaganda in creating a savior image of the Chinese Communist Party [zh].

Brazil: Struggling to deliver the deeper messages

“It's incredibly interesting to see how differently the same event can be reported. That was certainly the case last week when the Indians gathered to protest the building of dams...

Bangladesh: Compromised Media

Ever since Bangladesh was put under a state of emergency by an interim government supported by the military it was a testing time for Bangladesh media. The credibility of Bangladesh’s...

Armenia: Bigoted Journalism

Blogian comments on the misrepresentation of the words of a journalist partly of Turkish descent speaking in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, by the local pro-opposition A1 Plus news agency. The...

Hong Kong: School Girl Punished for Mean Earthquake Comment

A school girl wrote down her lack of feelings on the Sichuan earthquake in her blog. Netizens found out her identity and she was force to make public apology. Her...

China: Earthquake Cursing Video

A video with a woman (from Liaoning) cursing Earthquake victims in Sichuan has been circulated widely in China. More Videos curse back.

Japan: NHK on Youtube

Serkan Toto from Asiajin reported that Japan’s public broadcaster NHK started putting contents online on a NHK channel on Youtube.

Guyana: We the Bloggers

“You know that feeling you get when somebody compliment you but they slip in a few digs, so you end up puzzled?” A newspaper editorial compares news-blogs and traditional media,...

Romania: Corruption

Transatlantic Politics writes about corruption in Eastern and Central Europe: “A survey made amongst Romanian judges showed that most of them don’t consider corruption as being a serious crime.”

Lithuania: Russian Pop Music

Viola in Vilnius notes the popularity of Russian pop music in Lithuania.

Balkans: Travel Articles

Balkanology Blog reviews recent English-language travel articles about the Balkans.

Bulgaria: Stoev's Murder and Anonymous Blogging

Maya's Corner quotes a passage on Georgi Stoev's murder and the dangers of writing under one's real name in Bulgaria.

Russia: “Medialogia”

Scraps of Moscow writes about Russian politics and the media: “Sometimes, though, mediologists, not meteorologists, are the best way of trying to figure out which way the political winds are...

Kyrgyzstan: Posner in Bishkek

The Azamat Report says that famous Russian TV host Vladimir Posner was in Bishkek, capital of Kazakhstan, to deliver lectures and master-classes for the Kyrgyz journalists.

Georgia: Election Dissent

Steady State is critical of the outcome of last week’s parliamentary election in Georgia. The blog also criticizes the Western media and international observers for being more concerned with foreign...

Cuba: Free Speech?

Child of the Revolution sees the irony of the editor of Granma calling for a further restriction on freedom of speech laws in Cuba: “Instead of demanding greater freedom of...

Japan: Mobile Web Access Restriction for Children

Serkan Toto from Asiajin blogs about the Japanese government proposed restriction on mobile web access for children.

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