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· January, 2009

Stories about Media & Journalism from January, 2009

31 January 2009

Iran: Bloggers mobilize for animal rights

A number of bloggers are supporting an initiative by Iran-based blogger Mino Saberi, to defend the rights of dogs, birds, cats, and other creatures of the Earth. The mistreatment of...

Latvia: Protest and Changes

30 January 2009

India: Blogger silenced

Chyetanya Kunte is an Indian blogger living in the Netherlands. On 27th of November, 2008 during the terror attacks in Mumbai he wrote a blog post (now available through Google...

France, Guadeloupe: Obama Appointment?

MENA: Reflections on Obama's Al Arabiya Interview

It came as a surprise to many people that US President Barack Obama gave his first formal interview as president to an Arab television channel. Some were optimistic with Obama's...

Kazakhstan: Livejournal Unblocked. And Blocked Again

On Junuary 28, the Kazakhstani Internet users were suddenly granted access to LiveJournal – the most popular blog platform in the post-Soviet Russian-speaking blogosphere. It was blocked by the national...

Kazakhstan: State-run web-sites tested by the public

Japan: Blurry Lines Between Buzz and Truth – McDonald's Quarter Pounder Debut

Cultivating imported products into megahits is a big part of creating consumer trends in Japan, and food is no exception to the rule. Last year, it was the American donut...

29 January 2009

Jordan: The BBC and Gaza

Cuba: Raul in Russia

Cuba: Human Rights & Political Prisoners

Trinidad & Tobago: Construction Confusion

Jamaica: Local Obama?

Kenya: Free Gay Classifieds in Mainstream Media?

Hong Kong: From Censorship Debate to Critique of Christian Right

The debate over censorship of indecency in Hong Kong sparkled by the consultation on the Control of Obscene and Indecent Article Ordinance (COIAO) has developed into a critique of religious...

Kazakhstan: Journalist Arrested for Alleged State Secret Disclosure

Ramazan Yessergepov, chief editor of the “Alma-Ata Info” newspaper, was arrested early January this year by the National Security Committee officers from the provincial branch office of the country's main...

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