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· June, 2012

Stories about Media & Journalism from June, 2012

30 June 2012

Trinidad and Tobago: Security Minister or Action Figure?

Instead of taking on Trinidad and Tobago's many serious crime problems, the newly appointed Minister of National Security's first official action was to request an army contingent to demolish a...

Cuba: Clicking Towards the Future

Havana's recently concluded Festival Clic, which was designed to discuss Internet and Society in Cuba, has got several bloggers talking about technology and the role it can play in the...

Colombia: When the Dead Belong to the Upper-Class

27 June 2012

Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Photo Exhibit Sabotaged in Japan

A South Korean photographer explains his ordeal in holding an exhibition in Japan that documents aging 'Comfort Women', the term used for Koreans drafted as sex slaves by the Japanese...

Paraguay: Reporters Without Borders Concerned About Public Media

26 June 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: The Real Political Losers

Bloggers continue their discussion about the government's recent Cabinet reshuffle, suggesting that the real losers in the equation are the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

Singapore: Online Portal Found Posting False Information

Singapore Press Holding's citizen journalism portal STOMP has found itself in an embarrassing position after it was discovered that a content producer had posed as an anonymous member of the...

China: Reporter Resigns for Dirty Joke About Female Astronaut

Female astronaut Liu Yang has come to represent the recent launch of the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, a space mission for the manifestation of China's national glory. Prior to this, a...

Russia: The War Over World War II

RuNet Echo

Last Friday, NTV broadcast a controversial film titled, "I Serve the Soviet Union," a film about political prisoners fighting the Nazis only to be murdered by Soviet secret police. The...

24 June 2012

South Korea: Broadcasters’ Battle for Fair Journalism Continues

In South Korea, an indefinite strike by broadcasters has continued for almost five months in the nation's largest TV network, MBC. Journalists and producers are urging the company president to...

23 June 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Discuss Warner & Cabinet Reshuffle

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has been alluding to some major changes in government ministers' portfolios for some time now; last night, details of her Cabinet reshuffle finally...

Hong Kong: Leading English Newspaper Turns Red?

A series of recently leaked email exchanges between the chief editor and sub-editor of a leading English newspaper in Hong Kong, regarding the coverage of mainland Chinese political activist Li...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe Zoo, from Different Angles

22 June 2012

Sudan: Netizens Verify Internet Blackout Rumours

Netizens are watching Sudan closely, following rumours that the Sudanese authorities intend to cut off the Internet - a chilling reminder of Egypt's attempt to silence activists and contain the...

Sharing Photos of the Afghanistan You Never See

Most media covering developments in Afghanistan carry terrifying images. Through their lens, Afghanistan is presented as a country drowning in the waves of violence and militancy. A number of photographers...

21 June 2012

Pakistan: Video Leak Sends Shock Waves Across The Country

A leaked video showing popular anchorpersons Mehar Bokhari and Mubashar Lucman involved in a set-up interview has sent shock waves across the Pakistani media industry and the citizens, triggering a...

Journeys Through Latin America

Thanks to a collective of bloggers who are traveling through Latin America, readers from all over the world can get a glimpse of the many facets of this vast region....

19 June 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse

The case of a 12-year old girl, who recently gave birth to her stepfather's child in Guyana, gets Outlish talking about feminism, education and the everyday reality of women in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Problems for People's Partnership

Much of the political discourse in the Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere of late has been about the shortcomings of the People's Partnership Government. It was no secret that there was...

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