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· October, 2010

Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2010

Caribbean: Hurricane Tomas

Trinidad and Tobago, the twin island republic that seemed to be directly in Tomas‘ path on Friday, was spared its effects, but as the storm veered north, islands that had...

Vietnam: Analysis on blog arrests

Saigonnezumi from Vietnam provides some background to the “crackdown’ of bloggers in Vietnam in the past year.

South Africa: South Africans end week of “secrecy bill” protests

“On Wednesday, just before South African lawmakers were scheduled to debate amendments to the controversial Protection of Information Bill, thousands of protesters marched to the gates of Parliament in Cape...

Ecuador: CNN Reporter Resigns Over Network's Coverage of September 30 Police Uprising

INK reports that Rodolfo Muñoz, “the CNN journalist on site at the September 30th attempted coup in Ecuador has resigned from the company due to the way in which that...

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Community Speaks Out

Globewriter's Weblog says: “We have had this Ex-Gay minister here for a week and apparently the LGBT community has reached a boiling point…”; gspottt confirms that the community has had...

Haiti: Cholera Outbreak

Dying in Haiti says: “Port-au-Prince and its slums do not need a cholera epidemic. I can't hardly think of a worse nightmare. Haiti is beyond fragile at this point and...

Brazil: citizen coverage of election runoff

As Brazil gears up for the second round of presidential elections, 48 Horas Democracia [pt] will again provide citizen-produced videos, news reports and bulletins of the event to offer non-mainstream coverage.

Puerto Rico: #EnProfundo and the “Cassava of Love”

The team behind #EnProfundo produce another podcast [ES] that includes their characteristically biting media critique.

Tanzania: Government threatens press before election

Tanzanian government threatens press before election: “As the October 31 national elections draw near, Tanzania's media is in a frenzy trying to cover the close race between the two leading...

Brazil: Dilma, Cristina and machismo in the media

Rodrigo Vianna at Escrevinhador [pt] draws parallels between the rise and leadership of Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez and Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff, and slams the often sexist media both...

Cuba: Standard of Living

“Nobody on the island may have a high standard of living if it is not authorized by the regime”: Iván García explains that he “aspire[s] to live better. But above...

Iran: Digital Media Fair

The 4th International Digital Media Fair was run from October 9 to 16 in Tehran. Akase Mosalman, has published several photos from this digital event in Iran.

Egypt: On Salafis and Shias

“Because some did not believe the claims that the Egyptian regime is behind the Salafi channels and the Salafi trend in the country , the suspension of the Salafi channels...

Brazil: activists, bloggers defend freedom of expression

In an act of solidarity [pt] in response to the censoring of Revista do Brasil magazine, a host of Brazilian activists, bloggers and other independent media joined yesterday in collectively...

Serbia: Netizens Discuss a U.S. Fighter Pilot's Suicide

The tragic death of American fighter pilot Lt. Col. Harold F. "Hootch" Meyers, who committed a suicide at his home in Santa Barbara on Sept. 12, echoed in the Serbian...

Haiti: Upcoming Elections

“Fanmi Lavalas (FL) is widely seen as the Haiti’s largest and most popular political party”, yet it is being excluded from the upcoming elections. Wadner Pierre reposts an article he...

Trinidad & Tobago: On Homophobia

Outlish suggests that homophobia “prevents us from maturing as a society, and taking responsibility for our actions, or the lack thereof”, while gspott urges readers to resist “the war on...

Haiti: MINUSTAH

An experience during a recent protest against the UN peacekeeping mission prompts Mediahacker to say: “Makes you wonder how ordinary Haitians are treated, day in and day out, in places...

Lebanon: TV Shows on Homosexuality Create Buzz

"A gay killer has the passion of a woman and the aggression of a man," states Zaven Kouyoumjian, Lebanese host of Siree Wenfatahet, a program broadcast by Future TV and...

Peru: Bills on wiretapping, explained and analyzed

Miguel Morachimo writes [es] for Blawyer about two bills presented to the Peruvian Congress that relate to the interception and media broadcast of private conversations.

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