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· November, 2009

Stories about Media & Journalism from November, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Numb from CHOGM

This Beach Called Life features a press ad that was taken out by “a group who knows Trinidad and Tobago better than any foreign or local politician”, adding in a...

Ecuador: Carlos Vega Book

In Ecuador, Eduardo Varas reviews the most recent book written by Carlos Vera [es] and its place in the current conflict between the government and the press.

Russia: How Passengers of “Nevsky Express” Tell Their Stories Through Social Media

The crash of the "Nevsky Express" train happened far from any major populated area. It took several hours for reporters to arrive on the spot. Only then the first photographs...

Barcamp Singapore 4

Check out the pictures and presentations of Barcamp Singapore 4

Philippines: CNN Hero of the year

Pedestrian Observer praises Efren “Kuya Ef!” Penaflorida Jr. from the Philippines for being the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.

USA: Native American Heritage Day

A new National Native American National Heritage day is being honored in the United States on November 27, the day after most people there celebrated Thanksgiving. Native Americans rejoice -...

China: 41 Popular Chinese Internet Memes From 2009

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated local web portal Netease's pick of 41 popular Chinese internet memes.

Japan: Buy Nothing Day

Started in 1992 in Canada by artist Ted Dave, the Buy Nothing Day movement [en] has spread to more than 60 countries around the world, Japan included. In line with...

Russia: Tatarstan Blogger Sentenced to Almost 2 Years in Penal Colony

On Sept. 12, 2008, Tatar blogger and journalist Irek Murtazin blogged about rumors of Tatarstan president Mintimir Shaimiev's death. On Nov. 26, 2009, Murtazin was convicted of defamation and incitement...

Trinidad & Tobago: Why the Shutdown?

KnowTnT.com is unimpressed that tomorrow is being pegged as “a de facto holiday in Trinidad and Tobago due to CHOGM”, adding: “There's really no reason for everything to shut down...

China: The hottest people on the internet in 2009

CC from China Hush has a year end roundup post on the hottest people on the internet in China in 2009.

Algeria: An Open Letter to Egyptians

From a football match for a place in the South Africa World Cup in 2010 to a full fledged face off and diplomatic stand off, Egyptians and Algerians continue to...

UAE bans Talk Show On Request From Pakistan

Teeth Maestro informs that on request from Pakistan UAE has imposed a ban on the airing of Geo TV program ‘Meray Mutabiq’ by Dr. Shahid Masood. The blogger comments: “I’m...

Bhutan: Magazines Without Sponsors

Passang Tshering at Passu Diary discusses the hurdles a magazine face in Bhutan in absence of sponsorship and advertisement. The blogger informs: “except for Tashi Delek (in-flight magazine of DrukAir)...

Trinidad & Tobago: CHOGM

KnowTnT.com would like to know what the point of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting actually is: “I am forced to wonder if the CHOGM meeting isn't anything but a...

Georgia: Why?

Serqqizi's Photo-Weblog posts photographs of the anti-government Why? youth movement in Tbilisi, Georgia.

India: Prime Minister's US Visit

Kamla Bhatt compiles a media roundup on Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's ongoing visit to USA.

Uzbekistan: Presidential daughter's self-promotion

Musafirbek writes about a charity gala-concert, held with the support of UNICEF, attended not only by singer Cesaria Evora and soccer player Samuel Eto’o, but also by some bloggers, who...

Video: Open Video Contest for Trip to SXSW Interactive Festival

The Open Video Alliance is putting out a call out for one minute videos that make a case for Open Video for an opportunity to win a trip to South...

Egypt: It's not the football

Writing at Not Green Data, Tarek Amr is not amused with the international media coverage following the Egypt-Algeria football match.

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