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· May, 2012

Stories about Media & Journalism from May, 2012

24 May 2012

Taiwan: When News is Sold to the Chinese Government

In recent years, more and more Taiwanese media workers have been worried that press freedom has been eroding. In addition to the "embedded marketing" practice which cloaks advertising as news,...

23 May 2012

Qatar: Shopping and Phones Permitted!

Netizens in Qatar have responded indignantly to an article published on the Sydney Morning Herald website, which claimed that Qatari women were not allowed to go shopping, and did not...

Cuba: “Mob” Attack Linked to Heart Attack?

Barbados: The Jaws of Justice

China: Campaign to Clean ‘Foreign Trash’ Out of Beijing

A campaign to rid Beijing of illegal foreign residents has created controversy in China, with Chinese people expressing widely differing viewpoints on social media. A famous television host has labelled...

22 May 2012

Puerto Rico: 80 Grados Launches Campaign

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Strategy

Azerbaijan: Is Eurovision A Rare Opportunity For Change?

Africa: Regimes Under Attack From Satire and Cartoons

The use of satirical language and cartoons in the media is relatively new in most African countries. Abdoulaye Bah explores the history behind these comic tools.

21 May 2012

United Kingdom: App for Sharing Mobile Videos for Collaboration

Zambia: President Sues Citizens and Media for Alleged Defamation

President Sata has sued United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema, the Daily Nation newspaper, radio station Hot FM and University of Zambia lecturer Cholwe Beyani for defamation of...

South Korea: Police Question Influential Podcasters for Campaign Violations

One of South Korea's most influential podcasters was summoned for questioning last week over alleged illegal campaign activities, igniting heated debates and discussions online.

Germany: “Rundshow” A New Social TV Format

Israel: Increase in Racism Against African Asylum Seekers

In the past few weeks two cases of rape of Jewish women by Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers have been reported in the Israeli media, prompting a new wave of...

18 May 2012

Bahamas: Bringing Balance to the “Corruption Narrative”

Barbados, Cuba: Prisoner's Rights

Ethiopia: G8 Summit Casts Fresh Light on Ethiopia

Netizens have stepped up their effort to draw attention to Ethiopia’s independent media situation as the G8 Summit approaches. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and three other African heads of...

Cuba: Questioning Digital Expression within the Revolution

The recent Encuentro de Blogueros Cubanos en Revolución [Meeting of Cuban Bloggers in Revolution] brought together a group of “official” bloggers—chiefly journalists and communications professionals who are employed by the...

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