Stories about Media & Journalism from September, 2016
Pakistani Actors in Bollywood Become Targets of Hate as the India-Pakistan Tussle Escalates
"...culture and art and sport should be without boundaries and borders. These are the two areas which bring people together and encourage understanding of other cultures."
Facebook Live Video Triggers Presidential Controversy in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago's President Anthony Carmona held a press conference on September 28 to respond to claims against his office, but many questions remain unanswered.
Khodorkovsky Announces ‘Open Media’ Project To Support Investigative Journalism Startups
Mikhail Khodorkovsky's "Open Media" project will provide as much as 30 million rubles in support to investigative journalism startups.
Russian TV Airs ‘Separatist Coca-Cola’ Prank Video As Real News Footage
A practical joke published on YouTube has made it to network television in Russia, where it was aired as real footage of ethnic tension in Ukraine.
Jordanian Authorities Impose Media Gag After Writer's Killing
Jordanian authorities have banned media coverage of the assassination of Nahed Hattar, a writer who was shot dead on September 25 by a gunman in the capital Amman.
How an ‘American Spy’ May Have Exposed Russian Election Fraud
Depending on how you interpret the numbers, it’s possible that a journalist from Reuters managed to reveal what real elections in Russia last Sunday would have looked like.
Reformist Editor Arrested Ahead of Iranian President’s Trip to the United Nations
Sadra Mohaghegh, the social affairs editor of the reformist Shargh newspaper, is well known for his reports on environmental issues and informative social media postings.
A Toxic Mix of Illegal Logging and Corruption Is Devastating Europe’s Last Primeval Forests
The documentary film “Clear Cut Crime” shows the toxic effects of collusion between illegal logging and politicians in Romania and Ukraine.
Hong Kong's ‘Pro-Beijing’ Camp Is Imploding From Within in the Media
Some critics believe the shocking move from Sing Pao Daily, which is otherwise known to be pro-Beijing, shows fissures within Hong Kong's pro-Beijing camp.
Could an Ousted Crime Show Host Be a Symptom of a Bigger Problem in Trinidad & Tobago?
"Ian Alleyne represents a collection of unfortunate truths about Trinidad and Tobago; we don’t trust our justice system, [...] but have all-too-much faith in those who pander to us."
Japan Finally Gets Free Public WiFi… Just Not For Japanese Residents
"Japanese government has announced plans to expand public WiFi access points across Japan. But just for tourists."
Meet the Street Kids of India Who Have Their Own Paper
"Do media think what a child thinks? Do you know what children want? Do you ever consider these questions?"
How Fake Stories Reported in Russia's News Media Regularly Fool Everyone
In August, something all too typical happened in Russia's news media: a perfect example of where fake news stories originate, how they’re spread, who is responsible, and who believes them.
Puerto Ricans’ Struggle Against US-Imposed Austerity Heats Up
"It is a huge disappointment to see our fellow Puerto Rican policemen brothers being used as pawns to repress their own people."
Timorese Olympic Athletes Didn't Win a Medal in Rio but Still Inspired Their Country
"We will tell the youth to focus on sports and contribute to the nation. It's similar to the path shown to us by our heroes in their fight for independence."
Maldives Authorities Target Journalists After Al Jazeera Exposes $1.5 Billion Corruption Scandal
President Yameen and his associates embezzled millions of dollars, bribed judges and other high-level officials, and used influence to remove government workers who stood in their way.
Japan's Most Astonishing Summer Festival
One of Japan's most impressive summer festivals involves dancing, drums and giant floats that make for irresistible Instagram uploads.
Another Contested Election in Gabon Sparks Civil Unrest
Clashes between police forces and protesters have erupted, following accusations of rigged elections in Gabon.
After Two Months on Hunger Strike, Jailed Algerian Journalist Enters Coma
Mohamad Tamalt went on hunger strike on 27 June to protest his arrest and imprisonment. He is in jail for insulting the Algerian President online.
Mexico's President Can Add Plagiarism to His Long List of Scandals While in Office
"We live in a country where corruption and impunity are the norm. A report about plagiarism is NOT going to change this."
‘Spy’ Trial Against Macedonian Journalist Is Postponed Amid Calls for His Release
"Such cases are intended to punish the disobedient journalists and intimidate and discipline the others."