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· August, 2013

Stories about Media & Journalism from August, 2013

14 August 2013

Journalists Covering Egypt Shot At, Arrested and Threatened

"We just got shot at by birdshot trying to get into the Rabaa sit-in, crouching behind car," tweets Bel Trew, from Cairo, Egypt.

South Korean Textbooks Started to Include Multicultural Families

12 August 2013

Vladimir Putin's Solitary PR Stunt

RuNet Echo

Over the past months the Kremlin has given Russian bloggers more than the usual amount of fodder to ridicule the government and President Vladimir Putin.

Whistleblower Protection Urged to Fight Corruption in East Timor

11 August 2013

Sri Lanka: “We Asked for Water Tanks And They Sent Us War Tanks”

Soldiers called in to disperse the crowd protesting water contamination reportedly fired into the Church of St. Anthony as demonstrators sought shelter there.

10 August 2013

Does a Malawian Herb Cure HIV? ‘Africa Check’ Knows the Answer

(The answer is no). The website sorts fact from fiction when it comes to claims about the African continent.

‘Rewire': How to Be a Better Media Consumer

Commentary from around the French-speaking Web on serendipity and cosmopolitanism, two key concepts found in the book 'Rewire' by Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman.

Mauritanian Blogger Babbah Weld Abidine Arrested

A Game of Torrents: Russians Struggle with Piracy-free Internet

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo continues to cover attempts to regulate the Russian internet.

6 August 2013

Russians Wary of Snowden Asylum

RuNet Echo

Snowden's decision to hitch his wagon to Putin's makes opposition and human rights activists uneasy, while his status as a defected "spy" alienates many of Putin's supporters.

Spain: Catalan Water Polo Player Quits Twitter After Harassment

Roser Tarragó had displayed the Catalan separatist flag and a picture wearing the Catalan team suit instead of the Spanish one on her account.

3 August 2013

Will Vietnam’s New Internet Decree Ban Sharing of Online News?

The government claims the decree is aimed only at protecting copyright but critics describe it as "the harshest offensive against freedom of information”

China's State-Run Media Invokes Specter of USSR Collapse

A front page article by Xinhua news agency points the finger at the former Soviet Union as an example of the consequences of democratic reforms.

Singapore Media and Censorship

2 August 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Emancipation Means Freedom for All

Prior to Emancipation Day, bloggers debated the concept of freedom in the context of the 23rd anniversary of the country's attempted coup.

News Websites Indicted over Land Grab Report

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