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· July, 2013

Stories about Media & Journalism from July, 2013

31 July 2013

Transgender Teen's Murder Raises Spectre of Jamaican Homophobia

The mob murder of a transgender youth has got bloggers discussing the country's homophobic laws and Jamaicans' attitude towards gay people.

Last Day for Submitting Applications for Highway Africa New Media Awards

30 July 2013

Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border Shooting Prompts Theories, But No Answers

Despite the fact that the two sides regularly meet to discuss border issues and work together to demarcate unmarked sections of the border, shootings keep occurring.

Student Movement in Taiwan

29 July 2013

Can Pirates Save the Russian Internet?

RuNet Echo

Judging from attendance at recent demonstrations, Russian supporters of internet freedom have their work cut out for them if they want to move their cause from online to offline.

28 July 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Will Warner Win?

Tomorrow, Jack Warner fights to reclaim the parliamentary seat for Chaguanas West - but his questionable campaign tactics and race-centric rhetoric have some bloggers concerned.

VIDEO: Pakistani TV Host Gives Away Babies on Primetime Ramadan Show

Televangelist Dr. Amir L. Hussain has gifted two babies during the month of Ramadan in an attempt to boost viewership during the Islamic holy month's fierce battle for ratings.

Three Days to Go: Telkom-Highway Africa New Media Awards 2013

26 July 2013

Lesbian Couple Arrested After Marrying in Secret in Bangladesh

The women's marriage is being described as the country's first same-sex marriage. Bangladesh's laws criminalize homosexual relationships with life imprisonment.

Denouncing Abuses via Social Networks in Mexico and Brazil

PHOTOS: Every Mozambican Can Be an Independent Electoral Observer

Armed with mobile phones, more and more people in Mozambique are monitoring the run-up to the country's fall municipal elections, helped along by an online platform from newspaper @Verdade.

A Jewish Russian Mayoral Candidate Even the Nazis Can Love

RuNet Echo

With his half Jewish heritage, Evgeny Roizman would be an unlikely political star in Russia, were he anyone but Evgeny Roizman.

25 July 2013

Sifting Fact From Fiction on the French Speaking Web

"Some people, known for their political activism, knowingly share false information." In this post we look at fact-checking projects in Francophone online media.

23 July 2013

Radio Vieques to Heal Puerto Rican Island Following Years of Bombing Exercises

The island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, suffered over 60 years of use as a United States Navy military base and an area for bombing exercises.

20 July 2013

South Korean Authorities Raid Ex-Dictator's Home, Seize Massive Art Collection

Authorities hauled away 350 works of art worth millions of dollars. But was the raid a meaningful attempt at justice or a political decoy?

19 July 2013

Online Gambling No Longer Accessible from Lebanon?

Gambling sites have been blocked in Lebanon, a dangerous slippery slope.

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