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· August, 2007

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2007

South Africa: The biggest online publishers in South Africa

Who are leading in the online publishing industry in South Africa?: “There are spreadsheets that show monthly figures for unique browsers locally and internationally organised by publisher or by site.”

Afghanistan: Replacing a minister

From Afghanistan, Sanjar reports that he and his colleagues have launched a petition demanding the removal of the current Minister for Information and Culture. Rumours have it that a successor...

China: Temporary Reporter System

Because of the Fake Baozhi news, many mainstream media in China have fired temporary staffs. CCTV has fired up to 1,800 temporary workers, many are reporters. Zhao shilong has once...

El Salvador: Media Coverage of MS-13

Tim's El Salvador Blog responds to the assertion from a recent news program guest, who claimed that media coverage of the Mara Salvatrucha gang has helped drawn more attention and...

Palestine: Morocco Reporting

Palestinian Kabobfest‘s Nimr takes a look at how a popular website reports news on Morocco.

New Arab-American Paper Launched

A new Arab-American newspaper has just been launched in the US, reports Will, from Palestinian blog Kabobfest.

Uganda: Bloggers Respond to Controversial Daily Monitor Articles

Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community has gotten a lot of press recently in the form of a number of articles written by Katherine Roubos, a 22-year-old...

Russia: Panyushkin's Detention

Robert Amsterdam writes about a recent detention of journalist Valery Panyushkin under Russia's extremism law.

Russia: Arrests in Politkovskaya's Murder Case

Ten unnamed people have been arrested in connection with last year's slaying of journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Sean's Russia Blog writes that she “as ‘political football’ has been dusted off and...

Brazil: The side effects of a ban on outdoor advertising

Bruno Giussiani writes about São Paulo's radical ban on outdoor advertising: how it brought up a new identity to the city, and also removed the camouflage of some previously hidden...

Iran:Fox Attacks

Robert Greenwald's short film, “FOX Attacks: Iran“, outlines “the evidence from the station's own broadcasts, comparing their reporting before the Iraq war with what they are saying now about Iran.”

Japan: Crazy for a Bug

A catchy tune about a funny-looking bug that bites people's bums and makes them happy, featured regularly as filler between children's programming on the national broadcaster NHK, is catching on...

South Africa: Introducing Thought Leader

The South African Mail & Guardian has a new blogging platform: “Today the Mail & Guardian Online linked to our new blogging platform called Thought Leader so I may as...

Japan: Yokozuna gets the boot

Never far from controversy, Mongolian Yokozuna (sumo champion) Asashoryu is again in hot water. He left Japan having submitted a doctor's note claiming he was injured, after which a video...

Russia: Tešanović on Politkovskaya

On Boing Boing, Jasmina Tešanović writes about Anna Politkovskaya, who was her friend.

Trinidad & Tobago: Costly Mistake

“For an event that is asking people to pay $100,000 per plate you would think that they would at least get the invitation right!” Now is Wow has a bone...

Bermuda: Responsible Headlines

Politics.bm thinks newspapers “have a responsibility to be more accurate” in their headlines.

Afghan bloggers irritated by Iranian TV series

The Afghan embassy in Iran has complained about an Iranian television series on Channel 3, Char Khoone, that depicts Afghans characters as villains. Several Afghan and even Iranian bloggers have...

China: Porn crackdown targets online fiction

Maya from DANWEI writes about the recent Internet crack down of erotic online fiction in China: this crackdown is part of China's general push to “clean up” before the Olympics.

Malawi: Moving on Despite the Politics of Section 65

The phenomenal story of 19 year-old Malawian blogger William Kamkwamba continues to attract attention from around the globe. William began making headlines after his appearance at the TEDGlobal 2007 conference...

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