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· October, 2008

Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2008

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Online Info

  31 October 2008

“I always tell my friends to be careful what they write in cyberspace. One rule of thumb I use is to ask myself if what I post online I would tell to the world at large. If the answer is no, then I refrain from posting it”: Blogging from St....

China: Blog is Outdated?

  31 October 2008

The 4th Chinese Blogger Conference will be held November 15-16th, 2008, in Guangzhou, China. However, in the past year, there is a continuing discussion in the Chinese blogosphere on whether blog culture is dying down. Moreover, recently bokee.com and blogchina.com, the two earliest BSPs founded by Fang dong-xing (nickname blogfather)...

Cambodia: Hero of the Year nominee

  31 October 2008

Nuon Phymean from Cambodia is one of the nominees for the CNN Hero of the Year Award. She has helped a lot of children in Phnom Penh by providing free education and job training.

Haiti, U.S.A.: Death Squad Leader Convicted

  30 October 2008

Both HaitiAnalysis.com and The Haitian Blogger report that a New York court has sentenced former Haitian death squad leader Emmanuel ‘Toto’ Constant to 12 to 37 years in prison for mortgage fraud.

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Eye on the Prize

  30 October 2008

“Let’s compare politics with sports. You’re in the home stretch. A smart athlete – a well-trained one – would keep his eyes on the prize and concentrate on running his own race. But what is McCain doing? Looking over at the other lane, more concerned about the competition than he...

Jamaica: Missing Children

  30 October 2008

YardFlex refers to “some shocking figures that indicate 65 per cent of the 1,112 people reported missing in Jamaica since January 1st 2008 are children.”

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Argentina: We Media 2008 in Buenos Aires

  30 October 2008

The We Media conference was held for the first time in Latin America, when the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina played host on October 14-15, 2008. The media thinktank iFOCOS together with the newspaper Clarín, the conference was brought to Argentina. Media executives, web entrepreneurs,and bloggers, among others gathered to hear a wide range of speakers. With the quantity of bloggers who were present in the auditorium as presenters and attendees, there was a wide and diverse coverage of the event.

Morocco: Halloween Not Just for Expats Anymore

  29 October 2008

The Halloween tradition is a muddled one; with traditions in an ancient Celtic celebration, Halloween started in Europe and made its way to the United States, where it has been embraced as a holiday for children. In recent years, however, the American version of Halloween has spread to the rest of the world, with Morocco being no exception.

Bangladesh: Radio regains its popularity

  29 October 2008

Ronnie Siraji writes in E-Bangladesh that in recent years Radio regained its popularity in Bangladesh thanks to the three private FM radio channels and built in FM radio technology in the ubiquitous cell phones.

Barbados: MSM & Democracy

  28 October 2008

Barbados Underground says that “the current fast food diet of journalism being served up by the local media” poses a threat to the country's democracy.

Japan: Net users versus mainstream media on Governor Hashimoto

  28 October 2008

id:Chikirin observes that lately a pattern of estrangement has developed in Japan between the tone of existing mainstream media and public opinion on the net [ja], one that can be traced to a generation gap. The blogger takes the case of Osaka Governor Tōru Hashimoto, recently in the news for...

China: Quiet at Melamine tainted-eggs

  28 October 2008

David Bandurski from China media project notices how the mainstream media in China are quiet about the melamine tainted-eggs issue even though the government stressed its determination on securing food safety.

Morocco: Barça Fan Jailed for Superlative Statement

  27 October 2008

Many bloggers were shocked last week to learn that a young Moroccan man had been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for what seemed like such a minor "crime." The young man, a Barça (FC Barcelona, a soccer team) fan, allegedly wrote “God, Nation, Barça” on the blackboard at his school. Morocco's motto is "God, Nation, King."

Guyana, Suriname: River Dispute

  27 October 2008

Living Guyana blogs about an escalating diplomatic dispute between Guyana and Suriname over access to the Corentyne River, while Guyana 360 suggests that a boat accident along the river in question comes at a curious time.

China: Rumors and Authorities

  27 October 2008

ESWN translated an article from Southern Metropolis Daily on the relation between the spreading of rumors and the lack of trust on the authorities.

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