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· February, 2013

Stories about Media & Journalism from February, 2013

21 February 2013

A Fistful of Bloggers: Russian MP Pressured to Resign

RuNet Echo

Duma Ethics Committee Chairman Vladimir Pekhtin resigned today after a week of pressure from bloggers and the media over undeclared Florida property.

20 February 2013

[Webcast] Thoughts On The Fallout from Kony 2012

Ruha Devanesan explores how Invisible Children has responded to criticism of Kony 2012 and adapted its messaging and asks what lessons can be learned by the human rights advocacy community.

Journalist's Stabbing a ‘Warning’ for Tajik Opposition

A Tajik journalist and critic of the regime is in hospital after being stabbed in Moscow. The netizens in Tajikistan have little doubt that the attack on the journalist was...

Barbados: Elections Tomorrow

Thai Paper Reveals Rape Victim's Name

19 February 2013

Videos from #Shahbag, Bangladesh's Generation Square

The movement for justice against Bangladesh's war criminals at Shahbag or "Generation Square", as it is now being called, has entered its fourteenth day.

Mexico: Urgent Need for Digital Security Skills

18 February 2013

Global Voices Launches Partnership with Brazil's Pública

Global Voices and the Brazilian investigative journalism agency Pública launched a new partnership on February 18 that will see a wealth of reports with a strong angle on citizen voices...

Brazil: Newspaper and Satire Blog Battle

RuNet Skeptical About Chelyabinsk Meteorite

RuNet Echo

The tendency of the RuNet to amplify conspiracy theory explanations of any given event cannot be overestimated.

15 February 2013

Truthloader: New YouTube Show on Citizen Journalism

Who Owns the Copyright for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival?

It has been popular in recent years for photographers (professional and amateur alike) to publish their pictures of Trinidad and Tobago's various Carnival activities online, especially on social media sites...

14 February 2013

The Chechen President's Unlikely Instagram

RuNet Echo

From the start it was obvious that the anonymous album was being updated by either Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov himself, his press secretary, or someone equally close.

11 February 2013

From Whispers to Outcry: Sexism in Germany

On January 25, an outcry rang out through the German-speaking blogosphere. Twitter users using hashtag the #aufschrei told their experiences of everyday sexism, sexual harassment and even abuse. Is Germany...

10 February 2013

In Pictures: The Protesting Crowd In Shahbag

Last Friday, 8th of February, 2013, hundreds of thousands of people started to gather since morning in Shahbagh's Generation Square in solidarity with bloggers and online activists’ ongoing protests. Arif...

Fatwa Snowballs, Kashmir's First All-Girl Band Calls it Quits

Pragaash, the first all-girl rock band from Kashmir, has quit after a local Muslim cleric issued a fatwa calling the girls' behavior un-Islamic. The short-lived musical group had also received...

#Shahbag in a 140 Characters

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