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· August, 2011

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2011

North Korean Airline Uses Facebook

Marc Perton wrote about North Korean Airline ‘Koryo’ and its use of social media in the Consumerist blog.

Nigeria: The Brain Behind the Nigerian Blog Awards

Behold the face behind the masquerade. Good Nigerian Girl is the brain powering the Nigeria Blogs Awards since 2010. The Nigerian Blog Awards is an annual event that rewards creative...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Is Mexican Society Violent by Nature?

This summary of our Blog Carnival: Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs looks at what Mexican bloggers think about their society which is sometimes described as violent by nature. Bloggers...

Trinidad & Tobago: Missed Opportunity re: Teen Video?

Another blogger weighs in on the Granny Quila video: “Yes this girl did a pile…having said that, it would have been a perfect opportunity to show the compassionate side of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving a Life

Tattoo puts out a moral test because of recent events that allegedly led to the current state of emergency.

Cuba: Las Damas & the Archbishop

Uncommon Sense says that the fact that the leader of The Ladies in White has had to approach Havana's cardinal “to intercede…to halt the summerlong repression of the Damas and...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Citizen Media on the Scene

This second post reporting on the 2011 Blog Carnival, summarizes opinions of Mexican bloggers on the way media covers violence, and above all, on the role of citizen media in...

Philippines: Family of Slain Journalist Launches Signature Campaign

The family of slain journalist and environmentalist Dr. Gerry Ortega has launched a one million signature campaign in the internet to protest the recommendation of the government panel to exonerate...

Russia: Content Analysis of Party Manifestos

LJ-user schegloff analyses [ru] party manifestos of the Russian parties using Wordle word clouds. “Opposition can be identified by the word “must,” patriots by the word “Russia,” ruling party by the...

South Korea: Journalist Taking Pictures of Women Without Consent

South Korean photo journalists are infamous for their disregard for individual's portrait rights. One citizen journalist from the Wiki Tree site posted photos [ko] of three foreign women in their...

Trinidad & Tobago: Thoughts on the SoE

Outlish puts forward four reasons “why…the state of emergency should not be extended”, while KnowTnT.com sums up the first week of the SoE “from a few different angles.”

Trinidad & Tobago: The “Granny Quilla” Video

Railing against the current state of emergency, a teen posts a video on YouTube; the government interprets it as racist and containing threats against the Prime Minister - Jumbie's Watch...

Ecuador: Journalist Sentenced to Prison for Defamation Flees Country

The Knight Center's Journalism in the Americas Blog reports that Emilio Palacio, a journalist from newspaper El Universo “sued for criticizing President Rafael Correa, arrived in the United States Wednesday, Aug....

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Verbalizing the Violence

Our first 2011 Blog Carnival had the theme "Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs". In this first part of the final summary, we showcase what Mexican bloggers thought about past...

India: Media Biased Towards The North-Eastern States

Danish Khan at Youth Ki Awaaz argues that the Indian Media is biased towards the North-Eastern states and many important news from that region are being ignored in the mainstream...

Barbados: Wait & See for SoETT

From Barbados, B.C. Pires sees how Trinidad and Tobago's State of Emergency is playing out, and says: “One is reluctant to pre-judge anything; but to every charge of, ‘O, ye...

Cuba: Pseudo-Transparency

Without Evasion considers Raul Castro's pledge “to develop a new brave, honest and transparent journalism during the Sixth Congress of the CCP”, saying: “If the coverage of what happened in...

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy

A recent advertising campaign and carton redesign by one of Russia’s largest tobacco manufacturers has riled Russan bloggers and sparked a debate on responsible marketing and advertising. Ashley Cleek looks...

Turkmenistan: Government campaigns against satellite dishes

President Berdimuhammedov has declared satellite dishes a stain on the cityscape of Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan— but is it just a ploy to curtail the seeping influence of outside...

Bahamas: Riding Out Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene, the first of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, continues to move through the Bahamas, bloggers have been sharing their experiences. Netizens reported very strong winds, extensive damage...

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