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· August, 2009

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: More on Guardian vs. Blogger

KnowProSE.com weighs in on the battle between a Trinidad and Tobago blogger and a mainstream newspaper: “I don't necessarily agree with everything Richard writes or how he writes it –...

Vietnam: Blogger fired by newspaper

Blogger Huy Duc, who writes under the pen name “Osin,” was fired from his job in a Saigon newspaper after Communist authorities in Vietnam complained about his writings

Hong Kong: Parents, don't get fooled by CCTVB!

The Libertines Pub comments on a local T.V's (TVB Jade Channel) news report regarding the public consultation on review of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. The writer pointed out that...

Trinidad & Tobago: Paper Vs. Blogger

A battle appears to be brewing between a Trinidad and Tobago blogger and a local newspaper: the latter says that it will “exercise all its available legal options” unless kid5rivers...

Anguilla: Discussing Freedom of Information

“Writing the law is the easy part. Getting it to work is another matter. But, even discussing it is a really important step if we are really serious about accountability...

China: Are Tibetan Bloggers Being Silenced?

Quite alarming to report that all of the most popular Tibetan language blog hosting sites (except one) have been inaccessible for almost three weeks now. Although it is fairly common...

Barbados: Dialysis Crisis

As news breaks about a shortage of supplies at the hospital's dialysis unit, Barbados Free Press wonders “if politicians, civil servants and administrators in Barbados really get the fundamentals of...

Bahamas, Jamaica: Thoughts on the IMF

Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas takes issue with an article in a Jamaican newspaper which laments the fact that the country “now has to pay the piper (IMF)”, saying: “Of...

Japan: What to do with “Media Arts”

For a nation working to capitalize its “soft power”, what is the role of anime and manga culture in governmental policies? The official answer is that anime, manga and digital...

China: Mobile phone and Dissent 2.0

Uln from Chinayouren blogs about his experience in getting dissent messages asking people to quit CCP via mobile phone.

Barbados, U.S.A.: R.I.P. Senator Kennedy

Barbadian bloggers are saddened at the passing of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Policy

From Trinidad and Tobago, gspott asks: “Where's the Gender Policy?”, noting that while they can't say what exactly the new version of the Policy contains, they can can “offer…a special...

Barbados: Boycotting

As Barbados Underground joins the call for the boycott of a local newspaper, citing “another case of a weak media exposed”, Living in Barbados examines the power of boycotting, saying:...

Kenyan cartoonists find a home in the blogosphere

The older Kenyan generations vividly remember cartoon characters like Bogi Benda, Juha Kalulu and many others who premiered in newspapers. But times are changing and the internet is changing almost...

China: Free speech under control 2.0

David Bandurski translated an article from CCP mouthpiece publication, Qiushi, on “Freedom of Speech and the Media’s Responsibility”. The article showed the Chinese government's desire for a fair share in...

China: The Death of the Internet Addict Youth

ESWN translated a Southern Metropolis Daily article about the death of a young man at an Internet addict healing camp. The article got the editor fired from his job.

Ukraine, Russia: Reaction to Medvedev's Statement

Foreign Notes translates one Ukrainian editor's take on president Medvedev's Ukraine address.

Barbados: Press Threats?

A senior political figure allegedly threatens a newspaper editor, prompting Barbados Free Press to comment: “Bajans know that our country has not enjoyed true freedom of the press in two...

Kazakhstan: Journalist sentenced to jail

Sorge reports that Ramazan Yessergepov, chief editor of the independent newspaper, has been sentenced to three years in jail on charges of divulging state secrets.

Kazakhstan: Diplomat Accused of Being a Spy

As Adam reports, the British media alleged that a high-profile Kazakh diplomat may be expelled from Britain after it was revealed that top secret intelligence files suggest he is a...

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