· July, 2010

Stories about Media & Journalism from July, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: PP Wins

  27 July 2010

As the People's Partnership once more trumps the People's National Movement – this time in the local government elections – B.C. Pires quips: “How much licks can one party take?”

Guyana: Media Accreditation

  27 July 2010

“If it is his contention that journalists should be admitted into Presidential press conferences solely on the basis of a Guyana Press Association general media accreditation then he is being most unreasonable”: Imran Khan attempts to sort through the confusion of media accreditation procedures in Guyana.

Bermuda: Media Code

  26 July 2010

“I do believe that whether we like it or not, blogs are now part of the media. By definition we publish publicly and with that freedom comes responsibility” – which is why Breezeblog has voluntarily adopted the Media Council of Bermuda’s Code of Practice.

Côte d'Ivoire: Journalists accused of document theft are freed

  26 July 2010

The three journalists of Le Nouveau Courrier d'Abidjan arrested for refusing to reveal their sources have been finally released [Fr] this evening after a two-week ordeal. The journalists were found not guilty of theft but the newspaper is fined and suspended for 15 days for publishing information under legal consideration.

Brazil: Training Citizen Media in the Suburbs of São Paulo

  24 July 2010

A new citizen journalism project is underway in the poor, marginalized suburbs of São Paulo. Journalist Bruno Garcez launched blog Mural [pt] where he posts citizen media tips and interacts with his students. The new citizen reporters are also invited to publish their reporting and explain the process they have...

Indian Media – Misusing its freedom?

  23 July 2010

Rinaya, one of the winners of the “Indian Media – Misusing its freedom?” blog contest comments in her winning post: “The media needs to be self-regulatory & humanitarian in its approach to the way it treats news. Only then the concept of Free Press can be realized.”

Haiti: How to Report

  23 July 2010

For foreign journalists wondering how to write about Haiti, Mediahacker has written a “handy guide”.

India: Fair, Lovely and Facebooked

  23 July 2010

A new Facebook app has been creating some controversy in India. The app lets users lighten the skin colour on their profile pictures. Bloggers discuss the complexity of the issue especially the fact that the app is targeting men instead of women.

Censorship in Singapore

  22 July 2010

Singapore authorities caused a major uproar when they banned a film of an ex-political prisoner and arrested a British author who wrote a book about the death penalty in Singapore. Bloggers react

Jamaica: Abuse of Power?

  21 July 2010

Jamaica Salt thinks that the recent detainment of dancehall artist Vybez Kartel “does not look good any way you look at it. In terms of the justice system, human rights, detention powers, use or mis-use of emergency powers.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Colourful

  21 July 2010

“The rich and various colours of our people are one of the things I like about this place. We are not homogenous”: Lisa Allen-Agostini is colour conscious.

Accessing Facebook in Vietnam

  21 July 2010

The Vietnam Reform Party has uploaded a document giving instructions to internet users on how to access Facebook in Vietnam. There have been many instances when some websites, including Facebook, are blocked in Vietnam.

Russia-Belarus: Minsk publishes Nemtsov report

LJ user yury_zagrebnoy reports [RUS] that the Belarusian government newspaper Respublika has published excerpts [RUS] from a recent Kremlin-critical report by former Russian vice Premier Boris Nemtsov, apparently as another step in an ongoing media war between Moscow and Minsk.

Zambia: Meet Zambian Citizen Broadcasters

  20 July 2010

The media in Zambia is being turned on its head as bloggers and citizen broadcasters enter the media space. Independent news websites and blogs by Zambians are springing up all the time. In this post by our new Zambian author, Gershom Ndhlovu, you will meet three Zambian citizen broadcasters who run regular shows online using BlogTalkRadio (BTR) technology.

South Korea:Lawmaker Under Fire For His Sexist Remarks

  20 July 2010

South Korea's 480 news announcers are preparing for a gigantic lawsuit against a ruling party's lawmaker on his sexist remarks. Grand National Party's lawmaker, Kang Yong-seok said to a female announcer aspirant in a dinner meeting with college students that she will have to give her ‘everything’ for the job,...

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