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· May, 2012

Stories about Media & Journalism from May, 2012

16 May 2012

Russia: State TV Justifies May 6 Police Violence, Cites Spanish Bill Criminalizing Online Protest Organization as Example

Bangladesh: Bloggers March for Murdered Journalist Couple

Three months have passed since the brutal murder of the journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and his wife Meherun Runi in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Till date, the police have been unsuccessful in...

Global Voices Helps Judge CNN's iReport Awards

Colombia: Bomb Blast Targeted at Controversial Former Minister

A bomb blast targeting former interior Minister Fernando Londoño Hoyos, a conservative lawyer and politician, left several dead and others injured. This attempt prompted thousands of reactions on social networks.

Egypt: The Questions Missing from the Presidential Debates

15 May 2012

Malawi: Kondwani Munthali: Malawi's Blogger of the Year

Victor Kaonga interviews Kondwani Munthali who made history this month by becoming the first blogger to be awarded Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Blogging Award of the year in...

Bermuda: Austerity Reasons

China: Propaganda Against U.S. Ambassador Backfires

Since the escape of blind civic rights activist Chen Guangcheng into the U.S embassy, the U.S Ambassador Gary Locke has become the major target for media attack in Bejing. However,...

Kyrgyzstan: Can a Blogger be the Fourth Branch of Government?

Ilya Karimdjanov is a pest. Armed with a camera, a question and the most popular blog on Kyrgyzstan's most popular blogging platform, Kloop.kg, he is a one-man citizen media machine,...

South Korea: Monks Caught in Gambling, Smoking and Drinking Scandal

In South Korea, six leaders of the nation's biggest Buddhist order were caught playing high-stakes poker, along with drinking and smoking. The case was disclosed through leaked video footage that...

14 May 2012

Iran: Cartoonist Eludes Sentence of 25 Lashes for Drawing Politician

An Iranian cartoonist, Mahmoud Shokraye, was sentenced to 25 lashes for drawing a cartoon of former conservative member of parliament, Ahmad Lotfi Ashtyani in the Arak region. A campaign to...

Brazil: Street Dwellers Share Their Voice on Newspaper

Nigeria: BattaBox Bakes Stories Through Online Videos

BattaBox is everything Nigerian - music, film, street-life, news, comedy, cooking and much, much more...Nwachukwu Egbunike talks to Christian Purefoy about the evolving online video show.

Egypt: How do the Presidential Candidates’ Posters Compare?

About ten days remain before the presidential elections in Egypt. A few days ago we witnessed the first presidential debate in the country's history, but the candidates' posters will also...

12 May 2012

South Korea: Continuing Mad Cow Controversy Over US Beef Imports

Since last week, South Korea has seen continuing protests against importing beef from the United States after mad cow disease broke out in California. Korean government dispatched its inspection team...

Egypt: Disappointment at First Presidential Debate

On May 10 people around the region and beyond were pinned to their screens following Egypt's first ever presidential debate, which was between the top two presidential candidates, Amr Moussa...

11 May 2012

Brazil: Homeless Movement in Belo Horizonte Surrounded by Police

Nicaragua: The Media's Challenges in Going Mobile

Robert F. Kennedy Award Will Recognize Social Media Journalism

One of the foremost international human rights organizations, the Robert F. Kennedy Center, is calling for nominations to a new Journalism Award on International Photography and International Social Media hosted...

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