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· January, 2014

Stories about Media & Journalism from January, 2014

31 January 2014

Films on Digital Security Turn a Shade of Noir

Whistleblower Barrister Expelled for Denoucing Dictatorial Trends in Burundi

China's Propaganda-Heavy New Year's Gala Fails to Impress Viewers

Known as Chunwan, the variety show regularly draws tens of millions of viewers every year and has become an essential part of Spring Festival celebrations. But its popularity is dwindling.

Old Video of Official Slapping Chinese Tennis Star Li Na Goes Viral

China's sports system is notorious for its abuse of athletes.

Australian Journalist Peter Greste Caught in Egypt's Media Crackdown

29 January 2014

Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

RuNet Echo

Alexei Navalny joined the Sochi anti-corruption campaign this week, launching an interactive website outlining what he calls the true costs of the Olympic preparations in Sochi.

Cable Providers Begin Dropping Russia's Only Independent TV Station

RuNet Echo

The prospect that Russian cable television providers might drop TV Rain became a reality today, when two major cable companies reported their decisions to end access to the station.

Coursera Online Courses Blocked in Syria, Iran and Cuba by US Sanctions [UPDATE]

Hit by US sanctions, Coursera students from Syria, Iran and Cuba, can no longer complete their studies on the online learning platform. Netizens react.

28 January 2014

Kenya Blog Awards 2014 Open for Submissions

South Korea: ‘Less is More’, Net Users Turn Sour on Typical Movie Poster

So Long to Russia's Only Independent TV Station?

RuNet Echo

The only opposition television station operating today in Russia is now threatened with losing access to cable broadcasting, after a scandalous poll about the WWII Siege of Leningrad.

Guyanese Website Could Be Game Changer in Regional Crime Fighting

Crimefighting in Guyana is changing thanks to a new website - and there's hope that the technology could tip the balance in favour of the good guys throughout the region.

27 January 2014

Russian Conspiracy Theories about Maidan's First Blood

RuNet Echo

Given the lack of eyewitnesses, the murder of Serhiy Nigoyan, Maidan’s first shooting fatality, has naturally attracted lots of speculation about who was responsible.

What Does Climate Change Mean to You? Documentary Competition

Journalism, Cuban Style

Jamaicans Deserve Details About Proposed Logistics Hub

26 January 2014

Four Biggest Misconceptions About #Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

Pig Photos Censored in Malaysia

Photos of pigs were blackened out by a printing company in the Malaysian edition of the New York Times. The 'pig censorship' shocked many people in the Muslim-majority nation

25 January 2014

Super Bowls: Olympic Toilet Humor

RuNet Echo

Are the "toilet-gate" conspiracy theorists correct in their paranoia? Does it even matter if they aren't?

24 January 2014

Massive Credit Card Data Theft Hits 20 Million South Koreans

In an effort to quell public anger, authorities have released tougher regulations, but people remain livid.

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