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· October, 2013

Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2013

31 October 2013

Radio Licences in Zambia Cancelled Because of Opposition's Access

Zambia's President Michael Sata has publicly lambasted former Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba for issuing national broadcasting licences to two private radio stations and non-Christian radio stations.

30 October 2013

Egypt: Urban Constitution Document

Russia's Demagogues Just Can't Get Along

RuNet Echo

Nationalist MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky ranted about natives of the North Caucasus on the popular debate show “The Duel” - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov took offence.

28 October 2013

Egypt: Lawsuits Greet Bassem Youssef's Long-Awaited Al Bernameg

How ready is Egypt for Bassem Youssef's latest round of satire? Netizens react to the first episode of El Bernameg (The Programme), which was greeted with lawsuits.

26 October 2013

Journalists Fear Japan's Proposed Secret Information Protection Act

High Voter Turnout Reframes Trinidad Election Story

First reports indicated low voter turnout for Local Government Elections, but the reality was the total opposite, confirming some netizens' suspicions that the electorate is anything but apathetic.

25 October 2013

The Guardian's (Mis)guide To Japanese Sex Trends

The Bridge

"Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships," said The Guardian. "Millions aren't...dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex." Not so fast, said Japanese netizens.

23 October 2013

Chinese Newspaper Defies Censors, Publishes Front-Page Call for Journalist's Release

Reporter Chen Yongzhou was detained by police after the publication of his numerous investigative reports on the business practices of a large Chinese construction company.

Macedonia Imprisons Investigative Journalist For Reporting On Local Murder

Journalists and watchdog organizations are outraged by the sentencing of Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski to four and a half years in prison for an article he wrote.

In Wake of Suicide Bombing Russians Question Their Security

RuNet Echo

An explosion aboard a Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) commuter bus caused a stir in Russia’s blogosphere on Monday.

22 October 2013

Opposition Wins Trinidad's Local Government Elections, but Everybody Celebrates

The opposition People's National Movement has won Trinidad's Local Government Elections - but that hasn't stopped the other political parties from claiming some measure of victory. Netizens, meanwhile, are incredulous.

CCTV News Tweets About Zhou Yongkang Corruption Case

21 October 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Giving the Government the Finger?

Today, Trinidadians voted in the country's Local Government Elections; Facebook was full of photos of citizens' ink-stained fingers. The question remains: have their votes sent a message to the government?

20 October 2013

Fake Beating Stunt on Serbian TV Draws Criticism from Journalists

The phony beating of a journalist appearing on Serbian sports TV network SOS Channel was meant to "raise awareness" of Serbia's football-related issues, according to the channel.

No Man's Land: Kidnapping Journalists Worsens in Syria

Activists are campaigning for the release of Syrian media activist Rami Al Razzouk, 25, who was kidnapped on October 1 after negotiations with his kidnappers reached a deadlock.

Nine Signs the Journalism on Africa You’ve Just Encountered is Trash

17 October 2013

Arbitrary TV License Decision Undermines Hong Kong Freedom of Speech

Hong Kong people believe that the government screened out a new free-to-air Television competitor due to political reasons.

China's Agenda in the World Media Summit

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