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· November, 2012

Stories about Media & Journalism from November, 2012

Zambian Phone Apps Gather Country's News in One Place

After an Android phone app that allows Zambians to participate in the on-going constitution making process was developed, a couple of new apps, Zambia News Daily and The Zambian, which...

Russia: Attempted Hijacking of Regional News Website

Israeli Media Criticized for Coverage of Gaza Conflict

The latest round of fighting between Israel and Gaza militants was covered around the clock in Israel. Media outlets largely adopted the government's narrative and justifications for the offensive. Leftist...

Mapa76: Database Journalism Reveals Abuses of the Argentine Dictatorship

Paula Gonzalo of Periodismo Ciudadano (Citizen Journalism) highlights the work of Sandra Crucianelli in the field of database journalism and the Mapa76 project, a map that compiles information about the...

Mauritanian Teachers Break into Education Minister's Office

A group of secondary school teachers broke into and entered the office of the Minister of Education in protest against the arbitrary transfer of 120 teachers following their participation in...

Did News Story on Riches of China's Premier Weaken Reformists?

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo’s final days in office have been tainted by allegations that his family has used their power and influence to amass a personal fortune. The scandal also...

Philippines: How “I’m a Liar?” Became #amalayer Hashtag

A college student from the Philippines berated a female guard at a Manila train station and accused the latter of being rude. The students tirade was documented on video and...

Confessions of Paid Political Trolls in South Korea

The practice of hiring trolls to hijack the comment section in online political posts is an open secret in South Korea. These paid commenters copy-and-paste slanderous messages crafted by their...

Turkmenistan's Omnipresent Leader

Outrage as Facebook Post Leads to Arrests in India

Police detained a 21-year-old woman after she posted a Facebook a status update protesting the total shutdown of Mumbai city following the death of the founder of the Shiv Shena...

Coming out of the Water Closet: Haiti on World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day. Of a global population of 7 billion, a staggering 2.5 billion people have no access to clean toilet facilities - that's about 1 in 3...

Palestine: Social Media in Conflict, Four Years On

Back in 2008, during Israel's attack on Gaza that left more than 1,400 (more than 700 of whom were civilians) dead, individuals the world over took to social media to...

Night Clashes Overshadow Portugal's Largely Peaceful General Strike

The general strike of November 14, 2012, in Portugal once again brought people against austerity to the streets across the country. The real motivations for the demonstrations however, were ignored...

Less Censorship in Thailand?

Police Raid Video Blogger's Home in Japan

Japan's police raided the house of a video blogger who films anti-nuclear protests, for evidence of charges against a violent protester. Every Friday, anti-nuclear activists gather in front of the...

Zambia's Gossip Girl

Guinea-Bissau: International Arrest Warrant Against Blogger

Mauritania: RIP Constitutional Institutions

Madagascar: Journalists and Blogger Prosecuted over Rosewood Trafficking Report

Catalan TV Show Flares Debate Over Independence from Spain

Catalan public television, TV3, recently broadcast a special news program called "Independence, step by step". It has caused massive debate at a heated moment in Catalan politics, not long before...

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