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· August, 2008

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2008

Russia, Georgia, U.S.: Michael Lee White's Passport

LJ user olegpanfilov2 links (RUS) to a newspaper story (ENG) on Michael Lee White, a China-based U.S. citizen whose passport was allegedly stolen “during a flight from Moscow to New...

Georgia: Behind The Poti Lines

Behind the Poti Lines, a blog by Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, reports on the recent visit by the Georgian president to the Russian-occupied port. The blog also notes...

South Africa: The annual Digital Citizen Indaba

Damaria writes about the annual Digital Citizen Indaba in South Africa where she is the keynote speaker.

Russia: How to Spell ‘Blogger’ in Russian

There are two ways to spell the word ‘blogger’ in Russian – with two g's or with just one. The former seems to prevail among Russian bloggers, according to LJ...

Russia: Putin on CNN

A discussion of PM Vladimir Putin's CNN interview – at Sean's Russia Blog.

South Africa: Don't insult our national anthem

Gwen criticizes the use of the South African national anthem in a radio ad. She writes, “Don't insult our national anthem.“

India: On Suggestiveness

Kafila on the random accusation of “suggestiveness” by various censors in India.

Africa: The way the world sees Africa

Jillian posts a map of contents of Africa showing the way the rest of the world sees Africa.

Guyana: ‘Fineman’ Killed

The Guyanese blogosphere is rejoicing over news that security forces have killed country's most feared criminal, Rondell ‘Fineman’ Rawlins, who was wanted for a series of massacres.

Barbados: Obama's Speech

Barbados Underground says that Barack Obama “delivered a high impact speech” at the Democratic National Convention, while Bajan Global Report refers to a story that claims Barbados’ Prime Minister “is…the...

Angola: Media shut up – again?

Eugénio Costa Almeida [pt] is again puzzled by the disappearence of another news portal in Angola, Correio Digital, which displays a “temporarily suspended” error: “What is going on? And this...

China: Translating New York Times Olympic Report

Black and White Cat shows how the Xinhua has translated the New York Times Olympic Report into Chinese.

Brazil: The rice war on indigenous land

Brazil's Supreme Court decides today about the future of Raposa Serra do Sol's Indigenous land. Observatório da Imprensa [Press Observatory, pt] have published two texts about the media coverage of...

Cuba: Punk Rocker Arrested

As several bloggers voice their outrage at the arrest of Cuban punk rocker Gorki Aguila, Havana-based Generation Y claims: “They took him because nothing destabilizes the intransigents more than a...

Barbados, Cuba: Broadcasting Meeting

Bajan Global Report reports on the Prime Minister's trip to Cuba to attend the 39th General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, an organization which supports and promotes high quality...

Georgia: The View from Tbilisi

Michael J. Totten's Middle East Journal is in Tbilisi and reports from the Georgian capital on a recent press conference given by the government's media advisor. The blog also recounts...

China: Cop Killer's Case

The Shanghai Cop killer's or Yang Jia case was on court on yesterday (26 of Aug). Both Shanghai citizens and reporters were not allowed to attend the trial as all...

Ukraine: “Gender Equality and Genuine Democracy”

Mayia guestblogs at The 8th Circle about “gender and democracy” in Ukraine.

UAE: Favourite Show Host Interview

From the United Arab Emirates, Fahad shares with us an interview [Ar] with his favourite television show host.

Brazil: Church demands justice do ban sexy pic on Playboy

Milton Ribeiro [pt] reports that the Brazilian Justice has banned a photo in August edition of Playboy, after complains from the Catholic Church because the model was holding a crucifix....

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