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· June, 2012

Stories about Media & Journalism from June, 2012

17 June 2012

Russia: Interview with Jesse Heath of The Russia Monitor

RuNet Echo

As an American lawyer and Anglophone blogger writing about Russia, Jesse Heath's work is distinct for its detailed focus on technical aspects of Russian law, economics, and politics. Kevin Rothrock...

Tajikistan: Becoming a Popular Blogger in 11 Steps

16 June 2012

South Korea: Fight Continues over Jeju Naval Base Construction

Kyrgyzstan: Videos Abound of ‘Patriotic’ Attacks on Migrant Women in Russia

A number of 'patriotic' videos depicting male Kyrgyz labor migrants abusing their female compatriots for associating with men from other ethnic groups while working in Russia has recently been disseminated...

15 June 2012

Russia: Death Threats for Journalists and Forgiveness for Officials

RuNet Echo

A bizarre story involving Russia's top investigator threatening the life of an opposition newspaper's deputy editor, and how everyone reconciled a day later. Kevin Rothrock reports.

Kazakhstan: Disbelief Shrouds Confession to Mysterious Deaths on Border

Following a deadly incident on a remote Kazakh border post, young conscript Private Vladislav Chelakh has reportedly confessed to killing 14 fellow border guards and a forest ranger. However, some...

14 June 2012

Cuba: Bloggers say there are more like “Antunez”

Diaspora bloggers still have their attention focused on Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antunez), who was reportedly beaten and detained following his testimony at a United States Senate sub-committee...

Egypt: Documentary on Female Journalist of the Revolution going on US Tour

Words of Witness, a documentary on a young female journalist reporting the Egyptian revolution is going on tour in the USA. First in film festivals in California and in New...

Guyana: Shared Humanity

13 June 2012

North Korea Seems to be Testing Digital Radio Broadcasting

Puerto Rico: Plagiarism and Mainstream Media

Poland: Football Fans Clash Ahead of Poland-Russia Game

Over 180 people were detained due to clashes that broke out between rival Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw on June 12. Anna Gotowska reports.

Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media

L. Abena Annan speaks with Kwami Ahiabenu,II from African Elections Project about the impact of new media technologies in coverage of elections in Africa. African Elections Project enhances the ability...

12 June 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Rally Around Beaten Dissident

Bloggers from the Cuban diaspora are concerned about the reported beating and detainment of dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, more popularly known as Antunez, after he testified via teleconference at...

Brazil: Satirical Blog ‘Falha’ Summarizes Censorship Case in Video

Algeria: Qatar's Role in Mali

11 June 2012

India: Aamir Khan's TV Show Stirs Up Social Issues

A new Indian TV talk show titled Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails) hosted by Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan is bringing up and debating taboo and sensational social issues...

10 June 2012

Brazil: Deeper Media Coverage of Belo Monte Dam Needed

A lot of information is shared daily around the world about controversy surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon. At the same time, however, it is...

Myanmar: Who Started the Tension in Arakan State?

Poland: Obama's “Polish Death Camp” Gaffe Causes Controversy

In the last days of May, a storm of controversy struck the Polish public opinion when the US President Barack Obama used the expression "a Polish death camp" rather than...

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