Stories about Media & Journalism from September, 2006
China: The Unpublished FoxConn Story
ESWN translates a blog post by Southern Weekend reporter Fu Jianfeng about the FoxConn and the First Financial Daily's dispute. The story was banned in the newspapers and found its way in the internet.
Philippines: First Online Press Conference
An online press conference, a first in Philippine internet history, was held last September 21 when the 34th anniversary of Martial Law was commemorated by Filipinos. The online press forum was conducted by partylist representative Satur Ocampo, a former journalist and political detainee. The event, which was facilitated by Yehey!,...
Africa: Moving on from the digital indaba
Meskel Square on “Moving on from the Digital Indaba“: “Overall it was a huge success. One way of judging that is to look at all the discussions that are still carrying on in posts and comments and Technorati links. The discussions started with the race debate which I now wish...
Hungary: More Boring Than Canada
Pestiside.hu observes that Hungary is more boring than Canada.
Hungary: Violence Subsides
Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes that “from Wednesday onwards, the amount of violence has drastically decreased. […] Now, of course, that could be simply because of the fact that most of the original ringleaders are now in custody….or because the outbreaks are now considered embarrassing and...
Syria: Syria takes over the Arab World
Today the airwaves are filled with the Syrian dialect. Syria is once again producing most of the Arab World's Ramadan television. A quick flick through the channels shows Syrian series on almost every channel. From the classical Arabic history dramas on Moroccan TV, to the comedies on Tunisian TV and...
Bangladesh blog buzz
The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world: * Education: Tanvir of Journal of a Disturbed Mind blog criticizes the new grading system of school final examination -S.S.C. (Grade 10) in Bangladesh. Students in some regions are getting the top GPA 5 grade in greater numbers; however they are...
Hungary: Budapest's “Watergate”
As the first week of the Budapest protests ends and what seems to be “the Watergate case of Hungary” hasn't been resolved, Henrik of Hungarian Accent writes about “the violence, the lies, the media and the path ahead.”
Blog Roundup: MIB Forum
The Forum was held in Chancellor's Hall, University Brunei Darussalam only a few nights ago, Wednesday night, to be exact. Now, it is already Sunday, yet the noise it made still reverberates all throughout the usually very quiet nation and the even more quiet blogging scene. The Forum was a...
Africa: digital citizen indaba controversy
It is most likely that the organizers of the Digital Citizen Indaba on Blogging in South Africa did not anticipate the controversy that has dominated the African blogosphere for about two weeks now. The controversy, for the most part, has centred around the words, African and indaba. Indaba is a...
First up on this week's edition of Kurdistance, there has been a fantastic conversation about the Kurdish Question on the Washington Post's PostGlobal feature. The conversation has been very active for several weeks now, I would recommend reading it and joining in! Save Roj TV, whose courgeous work we have...
Hungary: “Budapest '06 vs. '56”
Amid the continuing protests in Budapest, Pestiside.hu is trying to help foreign reporters covering the situation: “So as a public service to these naive hacks and their even more clueless editors back home, below is a handy guide to the similarities and differences between '56 and '06.”
Russia: “Racism and Human Nature”
Alex(ei) of The Russian Dilettante's Weblog writes about “racism and human nature” in Russia: “Xenophobia is even necessary, as is the immune system.”
Ghana: International Media Summit
The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen…of Ghana attended the Africa's International Media Summit 2006, in Accra, Ghana.
China: 2nd Chinese blogger conference
The 2nd Chinese blogger conference is going to take place on October 28-29 in Hanzhou, China. The latest schedule, speakers and sessions is now online; here is the details about “How to become a Web Support/Sticker Sponsor”.
Kenya: is John Githongo a blogger?
Does Githongo have a blog?, asks Kenyan Entrepreneur. He also shares his views about the meeting between the American President, George Bush, and the Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, early this week.
Bulgaria, Libya: Save the Tripoli Six
Declan Butler, a senior reporter at Nature, draws attention to the plight of the “Tripoli Six” – five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor on trial in Libya: “Can the blogosphere help free the Tripoli six? — innocent medics risking execution in Libya.”
Russia: Countering Media Stereotypes
Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog, in an attempt to provide “accurate and fair reporting and analysis—without fear or favor” – of Russia, comes up with a list of “10 Western Media Stereotypes About Russia” and offers alternative views on each item.
Russia: Sakhalin Island
Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert relocates to the Sakhalin Island and, among other things, writes about the local TV news there.
Balkans Blog Roundup
On September 11, Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes: […] [Serbia] just won the water polo European championship, and here's a short video with the atmosphere from the streets of Belgrade (Kolarceva street, more precisely). It's like this, after all major successes in sports, but this is the first time we...
Bahamas: Reforming broadcasting
“The country's entire broadcasting policy needs to be re-evaluated and reformed to fit our modern context,” says Sir Arthur Foulkes in a post outlining the history of television broadcasting in the Bahamas.