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· March, 2012

Stories about Media & Journalism from March, 2012

19 March 2012

Jamaica: Corresponding with Vybz Kartel

Russia: “Anatomy of a Protest” Film Causes “NTV Lies” Scandal

RuNet Echo

On Sunday, March 18, there were old TV sets, a mock coffin, and plenty of flowers and cookies outside the Ostankino TV tower in Moscow, where a few hundred protesters...

18 March 2012

Puerto Rico: The New Greece?

The financial analyst Cate Long, in her blog on Reuters.com, highlights the similarities between Greece's and Puerto Rico's economies. Her column became a target of attacks by the governor of...

17 March 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Respond to Archbishop's Action

Bloggers are reaching boiling point over the political/religious acts of repression that have been taking place in Cuba - and the Pope hasn't even arrived yet. The latest controversy involves...

Barbados: Could Bus Accident have been Prevented?

Macedonia: Peace March – Enthusiasm, Controversy

The upcoming March for Peace in Skopje has overwhelming support, evident through the positive uproar in social media. Lone voices, however, warn the initiative is used as a PR opportunity...

16 March 2012

Sri Lanka: War On Twitter Between Celebrities

Guinea: Journalist Assaulted by Police Officers

Following an assault on a journalist by overzealous security guards at the Central Bank of Guinea on February 27, there was intense indignation among journalists and Guinean and African bloggers.

15 March 2012

Azerbaijan: Investigative Journalist Defiant After Blackmail Threat

According to Freedom House, Azerbaijan continues “to imprison journalists and bloggers who express dissenting opinions.” However, as one journalist discovered last week, there are other ways to silence critical voices...

Colombia: A “Football for All” Bill Proposed in Congress

South Korea: Major Network TV Journalists and Producers Joined Forces in Protest For Fair Journalism

Syria: Crackdown Against Journalists Continues

With thousands killed, tortured, arrested and disappeared, the Syrian struggle continues amid unprecedented brutality. In its attempt to silence activists, the regime has stepped up its crackdown against journalists, bloggers...

Myanmar: Suu Kyi Speech Leaked on YouTube

14 March 2012

Macedonia: March for Peace Scheduled for Saturday, March 17

The people of multi-ethnic Macedonia are organizing a March for Peace this Saturday as an expression of concern that the recent hate crimes are a harbinger of civil war. Filip...

A Documentary of the History of Black People in France

Both Koreas Appear on Reporters Without Borders’ Annual List on Internet Censorship

Azerbaijan: Pyrrhic victory