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· January, 2011

Stories about Media & Journalism from January, 2011

31 January 2011

USA: “We Want Our Al Jazeera!”

In the wake of the Tunisian and Egyptian popular uprisings, Al Jazeera has received praise around the globe, yet remains unavailable through cable providers in the United States. Jillian C....

Africa: This is Africa website

Egypt Protests 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Looking at Egypt

Cuba: Arrest & Release #3

Jamaica: Leah & Dog Paw

China: Law student almost got arrested for attempt to capture cadre’s privilege moment

China: The eight most read China blogs

Israel: Social Media Offers Alternative Egypt Commentary

On social media and blogs, Israelis express mixed feelings about Egypt: intuitive support of the demand for freedom alongside concerns. Carmel L. Vaisman reports.

30 January 2011

Egypt: Sixth Day of Uprising Tweeted

The Egyptian protesters have been defying the night curfew on Sunday, as they continued demonstrating against the 30 year-old rule of Muhammed Hosni Mubarak. In a dramatic day that saw...

Palestine: Netizens React to First Batch of Palestine Papers

On the 23rd of January, 2011, Al Jazeera released the Palestine Papers. Shaden Abdulrahman rounds up reactions from Palestinian and pro-Palestine blogs to the first batch of 1600 documents.

Egypt: Trouble for Mubarak as Protests Continue

Mass protests are continuing for the sixth day in a row. Despite attempts at a total news blackout, against both citizen and mainstream media, news from Egypt continues to dominate...

Egypt: Al Jazeera Cairo Bureau Shut

Egypt just shut down Al Jazeera's Cairo bureau, drawing outrage online. This comes after it switched off the Internet, in a bid to stop the world from seeing its people's...

29 January 2011

Qatar: Qaradawi to Mubarak: “You are blind, deaf and dumb”

Banished Egyptian cleric Yusuf Al Qaradawi described Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as “blind, deaf and dumb,” lending his influential backing to protesters calling for a change in the regime for...

Brazil: Ministry of Culture abandons Creative Commons

Brazilian Minister of Culture's decision to remove a Creative Commons license from its website provoked all sorts of reactions on social networks and among bloggers. It is the first instance...

Egypt: Demonstrations Continue for Fifth Day

Widespread demonstrations continue to rock Egypt for the fifth day in a row, as netizens around the world continue to closely watch developments on the ground. Reports say the millions...

China: 88% of Chinese trust government?

Edelman, one of the top five global public relations firms, released its 2011 Trust Barometer on January 26 2011. The report indicates that China ranked first, with 88% trust, in...

28 January 2011

Poland: Blogger Prosecuted for Criticizing Local Mayor

Jakub Górnicki writes about the case of Łukasz Kaprowicz, a Polish journalist and blogger who was sued for defamation after he had criticized the mayor of the town of Mosina...

Cuba, U.S.A.: New Travel Rules in Effect

Egypt: Information getting out despite information blackout

The Egyptian government's shutdown of the Internet and closures of cell phone networks has significantly curtailed information flows, but people have found creative ways to get information out.

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