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· May, 2013

Stories about Media & Journalism from May, 2013

18 May 2013

Tinker, Tailor, Compass, Wig: Russia's Amusing American Spy Scandal

RuNet Echo

Fogle's alleged letter (written in awkward if grammatically correct Russian) looked like "Nigerian spam run through Google translate".

16 May 2013

PHOTOS: Guerrilla Art Project Captures Japan's Northeast in Portraits

Photographs of about 400 people collected from Japan's tsunami-devastated northeastern Tohoku region make up an exhibition at Tokyo's Watari Museum of Contemporary Art by French artist JR as part of...

Chinese Government Bans Seven ‘Speak-Not’ Subjects

A prominent Chinese law professor recently revealed in his microblog on popular Twitter-like site Sina Weibo that the Chinese government has imposed a policy on university professors instructing them not...

Ukrainian Blogger's Bobs 2013 Award Revoked

15 May 2013

Over 3,000 Participate in Data Journalism MOOC

Media's Too Simple View of Japan LGBT

Muslim TV Anchor Faces Backlash in India Over ‘Uncivilized’ Veil Comment

A female anchor for a popular Malayalam-language television channel in the southern Indian state of Kerala is facing a firestorm of criticism after she called the Muslim practice of women...

Online Journalism In Nepal To Be Regulated

13 May 2013

‘Syria Untold': The Storytelling of the Syrian Revolution

Syria Untold is a new independent digital media project exploring the storytelling of the Syrian struggle and the country's diverse forms of resistance. The project will be partnering with Global...

Is Ukrainian Right-Wing Blogger Eligible for the Bobs 2013 Award?

Ukraine was having a trouble-free debut at this year's The Bobs, Deutsche Welle's international blogger contest, until blogger Olena Bilozerska became the User Winner in the Best Blog Ukrainian nomination....

South Korean President's Spokesman Sacked Over Sexual Assault Allegations

South Korean President's press spokesman, Yoon Chang-jung was fired on May 10, 2013 over allegations that he sexually assaulted an embassy intern during the president’s high-profile trip to the US.

Popular Chinese Writer's Microblog Scrubbed from Sina Weibo

The online Sina Weibo microblogging account of Murong Xuecun, one of China's most popular writers and one of the country's foremost critics of censorship, has been deleted from the site,...

11 May 2013

Pakistan Election Updates and Results Online

Australia’s SandwichGate: PM Julia Gillard Better Take Cover

The mainstream media have been accused of trivialising political coverage in Australia over an incident involving Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a sandwich on 8 May 2013. Apparently, it even...

10 May 2013

RuNet Apprehensive over Surkov's Dismissal, End of Political Era

RuNet Echo

"Before there was trickery, now it has been replaced with criminal charges and prison sentences. Surkov, whatever you may think of him, is, first of all, a political aesthete, who...

Haiti: The “White Savior Industrial Complex”

9 May 2013

Conservative Pundit Sues South Korea's Saturday Night Live TV Show

Political satire in South Korea is having a rough go of it these days. The country's version of American comedy show Saturday Night Live faces a lawsuit filed by a...

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