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· August, 2012

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2012

Argentina: A Public Ethics Law for Journalists?

Through the use of national broadcasts, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner makes announcements about the achievements of her government and speaks on various topics. During her last national broadcast President...

Colombia: 13 Years Since the Assassination of Jaime Garzón

Jaime Garzón, a Colombian journalist, lawyer, and pacifist, was murdered on August 13, 1999. Thirteen years later, the crime against Garzón continues unresolved. Colombians remember Garzón and ask for justice...

Turkmenistan's ‘Nepotistic Cleptocracy’

Togo: Is Your Mobile Phone Tapped ?

Where is the flag of the Republic of China?

Guyana: Linden Protests Intensify

The protests in Linden, Guyana have intensified with the recent burning of buildings. Netizen commentary suggests that what began last month as a peaceful demonstration about increased electricity rates has...

Brazil: Belo Monte, the Film

Puerto Rico: An “Activated” Space for School Athletics

Photojournalist José Jiménez talks about his project, Activao, an online space dedicated exclusively to covering school athletics in Puerto Rico. Going beyond being a specialized medium for sports, the project...

Greece: August 15 Celebration Overshadowed by Brutal Athens Murders

China: Cross-Province Hunting of an Investigative Reporter

"I exposed the official document of Jiansu Funing county which re-appointed 61 criminals back into the civil service." - Investigative reporter, Zhou Xiaoyun, is being hunted by cross-province authorities after...

Hollywood's Next Go-To Enemies: North Korea and China

Yemen: Journalist Mohammed Al Qadhi Arrested while Covering Clashes

Caribbean: Regional Sports Academy?

Russia: Yekaterinburg University Begins Masters Program in Blogging & Political Journalism

Malaysia: Blackout Protest Against Internet Censorship Legislation

"#Stop114A could be Malaysia's most successful digital civil movement. Hacktivism at its best. Let's make it happen people."

Egypt: Front Page of Al Doustor's Consfiscated Issue

Global Voices Podcast: More From #GV2012

In this edition of the Global Voices Podcast you'll hear more from our Summit which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, back in July, including some of our contributors and selected...

Wales Celebrates its National Eisteddfod Festival, With a Digital Twist

Last week an event took places in Wales, which for many eclipsed even the Olympics. The National Eisteddfod of Wales is one of the only festivals in which the Welsh...

Mauritania: Demanding an End to Military Rule

Mauritanians took to the streets in a massive march calling for the end of their country's military rule. The march, on June 23, 2012, was organised by the Coordination of...

Sri Lanka: Noose Tightens Around Online Freedom of Expression

"This new regulation could potentially and very quickly embrace personal blogs, micro-blogs (Twitter), Facebook (pages and groups) .. anyone, anywhere in Sri Lanka is now liable for prosecution at the...

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