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· December, 2009

Stories about Media & Journalism from December, 2009

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009

The year 2009 is ending and its time to retrospect how the year has been for the South Asian region. In a two-part review we will look back at some...

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Do the Math

Jumbie's Watch does the math on Trinidad and Tobago's murder rate: “While the CoP was bleating in public about the 3.65% murder solve rate (for last year), he neglected to...

Caucasus: 2009 Blog Review

If the Armenian and Georgian blogospheres attracted most interest during 2008 after one disputed presidential election in the former and an albeit short war with Russia in the latter, Azerbaijan...

Azerbaijan: Business as usual

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on new charges made against imprisoned journalist Eynulla Fatullayev, 2009 recipient of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) International Press Freedom award. The blog...

Overcoming negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus

An online project using new and social media to overcome negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus entered a second stage last week when two blogging Azerbaijani journalism students and a...

Bahamas: Inefficient Judiciary

As a suspected murderer out on bail allegedly kills again, Weblog Bahamas‘ Sidney Sweeting asks: “How long should the Bahamian people have to put up with this nonsense and get...

Trinidad & Tobago: Partly Solved?

Jumbie's Watch is not impressed with the solve rate for murders in Trinidad and Tobago.

Ukraine: Election and Freedom of Speech

Foreign Notes writes about the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine and the impact that its outcome may have on the freedom of speech: “It must be dispiriting for journalists to...

Poland, China: Lack of Response to Akmal Shaikh's Case

Polandian writes about Poland's lack of response to the execution of Akmal Shaikh in China: “[…] Akmal spent quite some time in Poland, was married to a Pole and is...

Japan: Spread the message, translate it

A video interview [en] of Kyo Kageura, head of the project Minna no Honyaku (みんなの翻訳, Translation for all) [ja], a new translation platform that helps NGOs and NPOs to spread...

Winners of the 2009 Philippines Expats Blog Awards

Meet the winners of the 2009 Philippines Expats Blog Awards

The Top 10 Media Incidents In China During 2009

ESWN translated a Southern Weekend article about the top 10 media events in China during the year 2009.

Trinidad & Tobago: Facebook Assault

KnowTnT.com reports on “the first documented Facebook related assault” in Trinidad and Tobago.

Barbados: Drunk Driving

“To Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley, David Thompson and a series of Attorneys General: the victims and the families of the dead and injured say ‘Thanks for nothing.'”: Barbados Free Press...

Impressions of Southeast Asian Games in Laos

Cambodia-based blogger Andy Brouwer shares his impressions on the recently concluded Southeast Asian Games held in Laos.

Palestine: Twitter accused of silencing Gaza tribute

Twitter has been accused of attempting to silence tributes to Gaza one-year after an Israeli onslaught devastated the Palestinian enclave. Pro-Palestinian and human rights activists used the influential Twitter to...

Kazakhstan: Journalist murdered, professional motives excluded

Sayat Shulembayev, 28, journalist of the news video-portal “Stan” was brutally murdered in Almaty. As “Stan” producer Michael Pak says, Sayat rented a room in the house near bus station....

Lebanon: Beirut Drive-by Shooting

With a camera in hand, Lebanese blogger “Beirut Drive-By Shooting” brings you outdoor advertisements from Beirut – to enjoy or suffer along with them.

Is Vietnam blocking Facebook?

Viet Tan publishes an article which provides a background to the problems encountered by Facebook users in Vietnam.

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