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· August, 2013

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2013

26 August 2013

Crowdfunding Project in Brazil Seeks to Finance Independent Reporters

Russian Political Prisoners Ignored by Everyone

RuNet Echo

Twelve men and women currently on trial for their involvement in the May 6, 2012 riots appear to have been largely forgotten.

25 August 2013

Chelsea Manning Case Surfaces Issues of Transparency, Security, Journalism, and Sexuality

What Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning's case means for whistleblowers, journalism, state secrecy, security, and the transgender community.

24 August 2013

Are Female Vigilantes The Answer To Stop Rapes In India?

India, reeling from the news of another woman gang-raped in Mumbai, is searching for a way to stop these sexual crimes.

Leaked Chinese Document Warns Against the Evils of Western Values

The directive reaffirms President Xi Jinping's political conservatism despite his economic reforms and tough stance on corruption.

23 August 2013

Special Probe into South Korean Spy Agency's Electioneering Falls Flat

The investigation does not seem to be enough to quell public anger, which continues to grow over the agency's campaign of Internet posts that smeared the opposition.

Wave of Violence Against Guatemalan Journalists

Navalny's Montenegrin Kryptonite or Russia's Invulnerable Candidate?

RuNet Echo

Information has emerged showing Navalny’s ownership of an active real estate company in Montenegro, established in 2007 and undeclared when he registered as a candidate for Moscow's mayor’s race.

Jamaican Media “Won't Call a Spade a Spade”

The questionable newspaper coverage of a fatal accident in Jamaica has one blog challenging the relevance of the country's mainstream media - not an uncommon gripe with regional netizens.

22 August 2013

Bradley Manning's Sentence Could Chill Investigate Journalism

East Port of Spain: A Pawn in Trinidad & Tobago's Politics?

As violent crime heats up in the eastern end of Trinidad's capital city, two bloggers discuss how the situation is being played by the media, the police and the government.

Regional Elections Offer Russian Opposition No Escape from Internecine Conflict

RuNet Echo

As regional races heat up with less than a month to go before the September 8, 2013 election day, Russia's opposition parties are engaging in their usual tactics of attacking...

Kyrgyz Press: Shocking Titles, Latest Tattle

Kyrgyz newspapers are hotbeds of hearsay. Thanks to Gezitter.org, a blog translating their pages into Russian, non-Kyrgyz readers can also enjoy - or endure - the barrage of gossip.

21 August 2013

‘Dark Is Beautiful’ Campaign Questions India's Skin Colour Prejudices

Skin-bleaching products are a multi-million dollar industry in India, where fair skin is believed to be a precursor to success and dark skin is viewed as ugly.

Killing of Jamaican Transgender Teen: Not Just Another Murder

Hate crime? Lynching? Or just another murder? Bloggers continue to discuss the killing of Jamaican transgender teen Dwayne Jones, and what it means for the country's homophobic reputation.

15 August 2013

Bolivia's President Morales vs CNN: A Controversial Interview

An interview by CNN presenter Ismael Cala with Bolivia's president Evo Morales triggered divided reactions. Some praise Cala's moderation, while others celebrate Morales' determination and authority against "imperialist" media.

14 August 2013

Egypt: “I Literally Felt a Bullet Pass Over my Shoulder”

Egyptian photojournalist Mosa'ab Elshamy was shot at, had a bullet fly over his shoulder, and had his equipment stolen as he ventured into Rabaa Al Adawiya today.

UK Press Coverage of Zanzibar Acid Attack Risks Inflaming Religious Tensions

The UK press coverage of acid attack on two British girls in Zanzibar is misleading to the families of the two girls and risks inflaming religious tensions in Tanzania.

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