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· June, 2009

Stories about Media & Journalism from June, 2009

Russia: Another journalist death

Eternal Remont reports that the editor of a Rostov-on-Don newspaper has died from injuries of a beating last month, supposedly provoked by his paper's reporting.

Trinidad & Tobago: Taking Issue

Trinidadian diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch takes issue with a government anti-crime advertisement.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Connecting the Dots

Call it coincidence, but diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense thinks that in light of news that Cuban human rights activists Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” and his wife were once again...

Cuba: Fear of Change?

“Like the seemingly never ending US blockade that attacks Cuba’s economy from without, from the inside a corrosion process is gradually eating away at the relatively young 50-year revolution”: From...

Jamaica: Bloggers on Jackson

Michael Jackson's death has Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp ruminating on the meaning of life, while Annie Paul says: “the mainstream media has limited credibility for me now [post Jackson's...

China: Online social movement

Fili An posts a review on Chinese censorship and netizen's online social movement.

East Timor: Press freedom situation

The Daily PCIJ reports on the press freedom situation in East Timor

Israel/Palestine: Analyzing the New York Times’ Coverage

Peace activist Richard Silverstein analyzes the New York Times’ coverage of Israel and Palestine by reporter Ethan Bronner. Silverstein criticizes what he perceives to be Bronner's pattern of deprecating and...

Palestine: Memorializing Michael Jackson

Palestinian blogger Sabreen Witches memorializes Michael Jackson and his influence on the world in this post.

Palestine: Website Honors Memory of Fallen Daughters

Among the casualties of the Gaza war with Israel this winter were four young women of the Abuelaish family. Daughters For Life is Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's tribute to their memory....

Eritrea: Owner of Asmarino.com receives award

Tesfaldet A. Meharenna owner of Asmarino .com received an award in recognition of his outstanding achievement and excellent services at the recent Eritrean Global Solidarity symposium in Washington D.C.

Kenya: Why the Daily Nation beats the East African Standard

FortySouth explains the Daily Nation of Kenya beats the East African Standard: “Yes, they do, within the context of respective online presence, at the very least: Note that it was...

MJ Death Reaction in Kuwait

After the passing of Michael Jackson there has been a mixture of reactions from the Kuwaiti blogosphere: for some it was memories from their childhood, for others its discussing their...

Japan: News in Japanese for Iran Election Protests

“You can't get really the details of the Iran election protests from the Japanese newspapers and TV stations, but the situation is updated by the minute on Twitter.” – Hiroto...

Japan: Chinese Translation of 2channel

Takeshi Yamaya links to 2ch Kan Riben (2ch看日本), a blog that posts Chinese translations of interesting threads from the Japanese Internet forum 2channel. He appreciates the thoughtful observations made by...

Caribbean, USA: Tributes to the “King of Pop”

Despite the controversy which plagued him for the latter part of his eccentric life, the sudden and unexpected death of American-born entertainer Michael Jackson, dubbed "The King of Pop", has...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging about Crime

Jumbie's Watch blogs about Trinidad and Tobago's approach to crime, while KnowProSE.com writes a note to the country's media on their coverage of the crime situation and The Manicou Report...

China's youngest mayor questioned

An interesting battle over the youngest mayor in China is going on the internet. Netizens tried their best to find out evidence of illegitimacy of the mayor's rocketing promotion but...

Iran:”Iranian Right wing media on Neda”

NikAhang writes [fa] “stupidity is the highest ascension”when Right wing media (Sarmaye Newspaper) claim that a BBC reporter has paid someone to shoot Neda so that they could record the...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Missed Opportunity

Havana Times reports that U.S. President Barack Obama released a statement in which he said he hoped that all Cuban political prisoners would be released, but Uncommon Sense thinks that...

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