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· July, 2013

Stories about Media & Journalism from July, 2013

17 July 2013

Puerto Rico is a Key Link in Espionage of Latin American Countries

What did Edward Snowden reveal about Puerto Rico's role in the NSA's espionage program? Author Angel Carrión tells us.

Poet Aimé Césaire's Battle Continues Stronger than Ever

The verdict in the Trayvon Martin case coincided with what would have been Césaire's 100th birthday. Our new author Amadou Lamine Badji from Senegal, examines the correlation.

With Russian Netizens Like These, Who Needs Trolls?

RuNet Echo

Pavel Astakhov, Russia's children's ombudsman, blithely raises the possibility of sending Russian orphans to be adopted in the North Caucasus. Again.

16 July 2013

Bassem Yousif vs Sandmonkey on Egypt

The Perils of Putting a Label on Edward Snowden

Is the man who revealed US surveillance programs run by the NSA - a traitor, a hero, a fugitive, or a spy?

South Korea's Ex-President Accused of Lying Over Four Major Rivers Project

Civic groups say the project will cause irreversible harm to the environment by blocking water flow and meddling with the ecosystem.

Reporters Break Their Silence on Trinidad & Tobago Press Freedom Confusion

Reporters that left their jobs at the Trinidad Guardian say “there was a significant threat to press freedom [and] that [the] threat wore the garments of political interference."

15 July 2013

Data Visualization: Electric Japan

Snowden Airport Saga Polarizes Russian Human Rights Community

RuNet Echo

Are some of Russia's human right defenders guilty of letting the Kremlin score a few PR points?

Citizen Journalism In Pakistan

Caribbean: We Are Trayvon Martin

“Not guilty”. With those two words, a firestorm of discussion broke out among Caribbean netizens over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin‘s death.

Multiple Resignations at the Media Association of Trinidad & Tobago

Netizens following developments in the Trinidad Guardian newsroom controversy were looking forward to new information that should have been revealed at a Media Association press conference today.

Snowden, the NSA, and Latin America: Beyond the Headlines

While the U.S. media has focused on the response of Latin American leaders to the incident involving Evo Morales' plane being rerouted in Europe, the debate in the region on...

14 July 2013

Trinidad & Tobago's Media Association Pulls a 180 in Press Freedom Debacle

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago has retracted its original statement about political interference having a part to play in the alleged reassignment of key reporters in the Guardian's...

Africa Check: Sorting Fact From Fiction

12 July 2013

New Internet Law in The Gambia Puts Gag on Government Criticism

Parliamentarians in the tiny West African state of the Gambia have ratified and passed a new law that seeks to tighten laws on Internet freedom. The law seeks to punish...

The Bahamas: Life Begins at 40?

The Bahamas marked its 40th anniversary of independence from Great Britain this week. A few bloggers shared their thoughts about the milestone…

Should Foreign Reporters Learn Bahasa?

11 July 2013

Press Freedom Déjà Vu in Trinidad & Tobago

All anyone seemed to be talking about today in Trinidad and Tobago was the walkout at the Guardian newspaper and whether there is more in the mortar than the pestle....

Trinidad & Tobago Media Reshuffle Viewed as Threat to Press Freedom

There is controversy brewing in Trinidad and Tobago over freedom of the press following a reassignment of key media personnel (including the Editor-in-Chief) at the Trinidad Guardian newspaper – a...

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