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· June, 2006

Stories about Media & Journalism from June, 2006

Egypt: Journalist sentenced to one year

Hossam reports that Ibrahim Eissa, the liberal editor of Al-Dostour (Egyptian newspaper), has been sentenced today to one year in prison, for “slandering” President Mubarak.

Poland: “Sex Slaves” Rumor

The beatroot writes that despite the worries of “Polish nuns, green feminists and George W. Bush,” there are no 100,000 East European “sex slaves” servicing the World Cup fans in...

Kenya: Big brother watching bloggers

Thinkers Room reports from Kenya that “bloggers are now on the government radar”

Afghanistan: Restricting the Press

Afghan Warrior protests a document from the Afghan intelligence service that restricts media freedom.

Russia: Butovo Land Dispute

The recent land dispute between Moscow city authorities and residents of Butovo, a suburb just outside the capital's beltway (MKAD), included such dramatic elements as a tent camp, bulldozers and...

India: Least Polite. Most Rude?

A Reader's Digest survey suggets that Mumbai maybe the least polite of a list of cities. Some reactions from the Indian blogosphere.

Hungary: George W. Bush Visit reports on George W. Bush's visit to Budapest: unprecedented security measures, a phone bomb scare at the U.S. embassy, an anti-Bush rally and the gay festival.

Czech Republic: Football Commentator Translated

Douglas Arellanes translates famous comments of a famous Czech sports commentator: “But he has his own library of similes that would give the US newsman Dan Rather a run for...

South Africa: SABC censorship

Politics Za reports on possible “self censorship within the SABC” (South African Broadcasting Corporation)

Brunei: Thai and Brunei Royals

Our Local Style in Brunei compares two news stories relating to the royalty in two South East Asian countries – one from Thailand where the people are celebrating the 60th...

Malaysia: Continue the Reforms

Former Malaysian prime-minister Mahathir is criticising the policies of the current prime minister Badawi (also known as Pak Lah). Nik Nazmi in Malaysia talks about continuing the reforms and forging...

Singapore: New Mobile Language

Tinkertailer goes to a trade show and discoveres a new mobile phone language developed by an Israeli company.

India Changing: Calcutta to Kolkatta and much, much more…

Change is the central theme of the how many ways is India changing, how are the changes coming etc. etc.

World: Mothers and blogs

Mommy blogs, and women in the blogosphere discussed at the Morph blog.

South Africa: SABC blacklist notes that there have been reports of “further self censorship” within the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and that a list of those no longer welcome to appear on...

China: University students riot

In response to backpedalling administrations and denial of access to watching World Cup games, students at two universities in China rioted this week, leaving widespread and costly damage. Translations [#061]...

Martinique: Joseph Zobel, Author of Sugar Cane Alley, Dies

Le Blog de [Moi] announces (Fr): “Martiniquan writer Joseph Zobel, author of the novel Rue Cases-Negres [a.k.a Sugar Cane Alley or Black Shack Alley in English] (brought to the big...

Ukraine: “The Cars” With Ukrainian Voiceover; Local TV

LJ user didaio of Dnipropetrovsk writes about two recent viewing experiences: one good, another bad. The good one was The Cars with the long-awaited voiceover in Ukraine's national language –...

Myanmar: Why Blog?

Mady June in Myanmar explains why she got into blogging. Myanmar and neighboring Lao have lower number of Internet users compared to other South East Asian countries. Most of the...

Qatar: More Arab News Stream

Backed by government financing, Germany's public international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, is preparing to beam as much as 24 hours daily of news programming in Arabic this autumn. France's yet-to-be-named CNN-style...

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