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· December, 2008

Stories about Media & Journalism from December, 2008

Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis: Murderer Executed

Barbadian bloggers Gallimaufry and Barbados Underground take note of the recent execution of a convicted murderer in St. Kitts.

Jamaica: Half & Half

Jamaicans have an innovative method of dealing with the impact of the global economic crisis – Iriegal says that merchants “are now cutting everything in half and selling it at...

China: Why China’s Block of the New York Times Doesn’t Matter

Adam from Shanghai Scrap explained why China's block of the New York Times doesn't matter.

China: Interview with Anti-CNN founder

Jenny Leung interviewed the founder of Anti-CNN.com, Qi Hanting. The interview is posted at China digital times.

Philippines: Fisherman saved by dolphins and whales

According to a Filipino fisherman, he was saved by dolphins and whales when his boat was turned upside down last week in Palawan, Philippines. It is a remarkable story, but...

Colombia: The Murders of Journalists

A recent investigation in Colombia found that the majority of journalist murders have remained with impunity. Victor Solano of ¿Comunicación? [es] asks, “How many more journalists must die before the...

Russia: LiveJournal and Mass Media Laws

IZO translates LJ user plucer‘s view that the newest LiveJournal addition – this line at the end of the posts: “I hereby give third parties the right to reproduce or...

Russia: The Crisis and The Potential For Unrest

In mid-October, Global Voices published a roundup of Anglophone bloggers' views on the financial crisis in Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia and Ukraine. Below is another installment on the effects...

Egyptian Spinsters

The outcasts of the Egyptian society – the spinsters – are raising their voices in an attempt to change how society views them. Khokha – the anonymous author of The...

Pakistan: A beauty queen's slip

In a recent CNN interview, the 24 year old Natasha Paracha, Miss Pakistan World, was heard saying “…as Pakistanis we have to stand up and condone what has happened in...

Cuba, U.S.A.: Lat Am & Caribbean Leaders Meet

“You could call it the independence summit”: The Cuban Triangle takes a look at the meeting of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Brazil, adding that it “seems to have...

Haiti: Media Intimindation

HaitiAnalysis.com and The Haitian Blogger republish a statement from Amnesty International which voices their concern over death threats against journalist Joseph Guyler Delva that are possibly related to “both his...

India: Media to Self Censor

Über Desi comments on the news that a conglomeration of India’s leading news agencies agreed on a guideline to prevent media debacles in the future. The Indian TV media were...

Media Re:public report released

Media Re:public, a project of the The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, today released their long-awaited report on the state of networked digital media. The report, “Media Re:public, News...

Abu Hadeed: Egypt's first Computer Game

Abu Hadeed is Egypt's first original computer game. Zeinobia writes about the copyrights issues and the concept saying:”It is the first game to be based upon an Egyptian cinematic character....

Gambia: Tribute to slain journalist Deyda Hydara

Sofa Jawaro of The sword of truth pays a tribute to slain Gambian journalist Deyda Hydara on the 4th anniversary of his murder.

Barbados: Assets & Orientation

Barbados government minister Patrick Todd is in hot water with the nation's bloggers. Barbados Free Press calls his statement about members of Parliament declaring assets an “outright lie”, while Gallimaufry...

Kenya: Media protests communication bill

During Kenya’s 45th independence celebrations on December 12th, the media protested against the government's proposted Communication Amendment bill, a law that if passed will give them rights to regulate the...

Shaping the Future of World Indigenous Education

Last week 3000 delegates from around the world shared their experiences at The World Indigenous Peoples' Conference: Education at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. There has been little coverage by...

Guatemala: Farewell to Chepe Zarco

José Eduardo Zarco aka Chepe, director of the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre recently passed away. Luis Figueroa of Carpe Diem [es] fondly remembers the man, who published Figueroa's first column...

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