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· August, 2010

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Not Yet

On the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's anniversary of independence, Plain Talk says: “Forty eight years ago we may have left ‘Massa’, but we kept the shackles of our minds...

Barbados: Back in the Saddle

Barbados Free Press reports that ailing Prime Minister David Thompson is officially back at the helm of government: “We’ll give him a week to settle in, but then he’d better...

Zambia: Abuse of copyright rules online

Malama Katulwende comments on the recent abuse of copyright by tZambian Watchdog and Lusaka Times websites and the issues it raises on the legal and ethical practice of the the...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Welectricity

Abeni wants you to vote Welectricity, “the brainchild of Vincentian energy consultant Herbert A (Haz) Samuel”, which delivers energy efficiency through social networking and is in contention for the GE...

Cuba: Interrogation

Luis Felipe Rojas blogs about his detainment by the Cuban authorities and says: “I think about the path that has brought this country the totalitarian power that is eating away...

Japan: Web Startups Present at WISH 2010

The second edition of the web industry event WISH was held on August 28th, and hundreds gathered to hear a panel discussion by industry leaders and 14 presentations by startup...

Morocco: Hating TV Dubbed in Arabic

Moroccan blogger Mohamed Mouad explains why he hates television shows which are dubbed in Arabic.

Kuwait: Much Ado About Bu Qutada wa Bu Nabeel

The discussion continues on Kuwaiti blog Five One Eight about the Bu Qutada wa Bu Nabeel series which created a rift between Kuwait and Morocco. More on the story here.

Egypt: Ramadan Television and the Muslim Brotherhood

This year in Ramadan the Egyptian TV decided to produce a series about the opposition party Al-Ikhwan (The Muslim Brotherhood). The TV series, which is called El Gamaa, tries to...

South Korea: Extras Went On Strike

In South Korea, about one hundred extras from movies and soap operas went on strike, protesting over low pay and verbal abuse in the work place, South Korea's Segye [kr]...

Russia: Interview With RT's Peter Lavelle

An interview with RT's Peter Lavelle – at Sublime Oblivion.

Russia: “Jailbird Moms”

A Good Treaty writes about two Russian “jailbird moms” – Anna Shavenkova and Yulia Kruglova: “Two court cases in recent weeks have given Russia’s bruised citizenry a few additional reminders...

Ukraine: Anthem in 14 Languages

Ukraine's national anthem performed in 14 languages (Ukrainian, Greek, Tatar, Gagauz, Polish, Romanian, Georgian, Yiddish, Romani, Russian, Hungarian, Belarusian, Armenian, Azerbaijani) – at Ukrainiana.

Japan: Execution chamber opened to the public

Adamu at Mutantfrog comments [en] on the opening of the execution chamber to the local media who were allowed to take a peek at the gallows [en] for the first...

Togo: Journalist Didier Ledoux Brutalized Again, Newspaper Fined 90,000 euros

Reporters sans frontières deplores that two weeks after being harassed and threatened by a French Lieutenant-Colonel Romuald Letondot, journalist Didier Ledoux of Liberté Hebdo was brutalized again [fr], by Togolese...

Madagascar: Radio Soatalily in Toliary Sacked

Tomavana posts on twitter [fr] a report that  Radio Soatalily in the town of Toliary (South East of Madagascar) was sacked by 30 members [fr] of the opposition after their...

Ecuador: Journalist Jorge Ortiz Leaves Important Television Channel

“It is really a pity […] We are not only losing a critical voice on TV, the citizenry is losing another space in that ‘fight’ between the top and bottom.”...

Infographic of China’s Social Media equivalents

Thomas Crampton puts together an infographic to explain some of China’s Social Media equivalents.

Trinidad & Tobago: Educating the Ministry

“Somebody needs to go to the Ministry of Education…and screech loudly to the folks in there: ‘MoE, we have a problem!'”: KnowTnT.com explains, here and here.

MENA: Kuwaiti Cartoons Cause Moroccans Offense

A popular Kuwaiti television programme has upset some Moroccan viewers, who say it depicts Moroccans in a negative light. The cartoon, called Bu Qutada wa Bu Nabeel, portrays Morocco as...

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