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· April, 2014

Stories about Media & Journalism from April, 2014

30 April 2014

Does the Caribbean Sanction Violence against Children?

A blog that discusses issues of violence, sexual assault and child abuse is infuriated at Caribbean governments' response to recent allegations of child exploitation in some state institutions.

Robert Antoni Wins 2014 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

The Kremlin’s Internet Annexation

RuNet Echo

For some reason, lawmakers in Russia today continue to add new powers to the state’s censorship utility-belt, as though the current panoply of Internet controls weren’t enough.

29 April 2014

South Koreans Accuse Government of Botching Ferry Response

It's been 14 days since the Sewol ferry capsized, and 205 people are confirmed dead. Politicians taking advantage of the calamity and media inaccuracy have fueled anger in South Korea.

MH370: Australian Prime Minister Talks Up Hunt for Missing Airliner

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks up the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.

From Igor Sechin to Dick Cheney: the End of Russia's Zuckerberg

RuNet Echo

In February, Vkontakte's CEO joked in public that nothing would reverse Facebook’s “slow death.” What’s died instead, it seems, is Durov’s opposition to the world’s largest social network.

27 April 2014

Pakistani Spies, Mir and the Missing People of Balochistan

The Bridge

After Pakistan's top TV newsman was shot, a vicious media war between single-minded nationalists and his TV station ensued leaving the story he was working on in the dark.

Sexy Monday: Between Sexual Expression and Censorship

26 April 2014

Macedonian Activists Attempt to Break Media Silence on Corruption Scandal

The majority of Macedonian media failed to relay a documented claim by Macedonia's largest opposition party about the prime minister's involvement in a corruption scandal. Social media users stepped in.

24 April 2014

LiveJournal Fights Coming Censorship, But Don't Tell Anyone

RuNet Echo

Some RuNet giants are already fighting back against coming law that may be used to censor opposition bloggers.

USA Makes Kremlin Propaganda Easy, Again

RuNet Echo

Simply imagine Russia remodeling schools near US Marine Corps fatalities on Okinawa.

23 April 2014

How Dmitry Tymchuk Broke the Russian Blogosphere

RuNet Echo

Rather than acknowledge Moscow's role in promoting blogger Dmitry Tymchuk, some in Russia prefer to blame NATO. Life, after all, is simpler with your head in the sand.

Win Tin: Myanmar’s Longest-held Political Prisoner Dies at 85

Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.

22 April 2014

Verifying Social Media Content, and Other Tales from Nigeria's First #GVMeetUp

Many people on the Internet spread falsehoods without meaning to do so, not understanding how information appears or how they accidentally take part in spreading misinformation.

French Newspaper Publishes Chart on What Nationalities Commit Crimes

Tweet Against García Márquez Generates Outrage in Colombia

A Colombian congresswoman's tweet referencing the recently deceased Gabriel Garcia Marquez stirred up commotion a few hours after the Colombian laureate passed away.

21 April 2014

Meet Mamy and Zo, Editors of Global Voices in Malagasy

Mamy and Zo explain the challenges they face as translators providing up-to-date news and maintaining high standards for the Malagasy language.

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