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· April, 2010

Stories about Media & Journalism from April, 2010

Puerto Rico: Amidst protests, students speak up for themselves online

Amidst protests over budget cuts students of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have a found an additional space to express themselves: the Internet.

Bangladesh: Media In Despair

Maskwaith Ahsan at Voice Of Bangladeshi Bloggers discusses about the shutting down of a private TV channel in Bangladesh by the government and issues relating to it.

Russia: The 2009 Killing of Umar Israilov

Robert Amsterdam writes about Ramzan Kadyrov's alleged involvement in the 2009 murder of Umar Israilov in Vienna, and links to C.J. Chivers’ New York Times investigative piece, whose opening paragraph...

Thailand: Online censorship amid protests

As Red Shirt protesters in Thailand continue to press their demand for the resignation of the Prime Minister, the government is also doing everything to weaken the protests, including the...

East Timor: Resignation through SMS

East Timor Foreign Minister Zacarias da Costa reportedly resigned his post through SMS.

Haiti: Getting it Wrong

Haitianalysis.com points out all the ways in which a British newspaper columnist gets it wrong about Haiti.

Trinidad & Tobago: Checking the Facts

KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall thinks “it would be nice if a couple professional journalists in T&T could produce a weekly fact-check column for the duration of the elections.”

Paraguay: Journalist Santiago Leguizamón Murdered 19 Years Ago

Paraguay recently celebrated its annual Day of the Journalist on April 26, which is also a dark day for the profession because Santiago Leguizamón was murdered by hitmen in the...

Honduras: Journalists Using Bullet-Proof Vests and Prayer

The Knight Center's Journalism in the Americas blog writes that Honduran journalists have been using bullet-proof vests and their faith in prayer [es] in light of the number of their...

China: How Sister Feng became famous

China Hush looks into Sister Feng's case and see how an ordinary person becomes famous through the Internet.

India: Media Favors The Rich And The Famous

“If you follow our media you will definitely notice how Indian media constantly focus on who makes how much money,” comments Indian Pundit.

Guyana: Jagdeo Wins Environmental Award

Repeating Islands notes that Guyana's President “was one of the six recipients of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEDP) 2010 Champions of the Earth award—the UN’s highest awards for environmental...

Cuba: Journalist Reportedly Detained

Human Rights Cuba says that “Dania Virgen García, independent journalist and member of the group who march in support of the Ladies in White, was detained and taken to the...

Barbados: Cyberbullying

Barbados’ Keltruth Corp. is “deeply saddened by the personal attacks made on Johan Bjerkhamn after the most tragic death of his son” and advocates for a cessation of the cyberbullying.

China: Attack by angry youth

China Hush blogs about the online culture of Chinese angry youth (fenqing) by referring to the most recent attack of Michael Wong (a Malaysian Chinese singer and composer) in Renren...

China: 10 ways to become famous on discussion forums

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a forum post from MOP teaching Internet users how to become famous on Chinese discussion forum.

Russia, Poland: The Truth About Katyn

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes about Andrzej Wajda’s 2007 film Katyń, which has been shown twice in Russia in the past few weeks (reactions from the Russian blogosphere are...

Russia: Medvedev Twitter Accounts

Profy writes about the soon-to-be-launched official Twitter account of the Russian president – and the recently suspended fake one: “The thing is that this Twitter account misbehaved on the day...

Russia: RT and Public Diplomacy

Lena Osipova of Global Chaos argues that RT, Russia's first all-digital English-language TV network, “not only does not promote Russia's credibility, but undercuts it further.”

Haiti: Food Aid

A mainstream media news story which highlights “the problems posed by continued food aid to Haiti”, grabs the attention of Ellen in Haiti, who says: “The problem with the article...

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