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· March, 2009

Stories about Media & Journalism from March, 2009

Iraq: Warning to All Shoe Throwers

Iraqi blogger Salam Pax warns all shoe throwers in this Tweet: “..alert to all shoe throwers.. hide your shoes! 3yrs jail for attacking Bush with shoe, and missing!” Muntadar Al...

Czech Republic: ‘Czechoslovakia,’ writes AP

The Czech Daily Word catches the AP using the name ‘Czechoslovakia’ – and the IHT reprinting the piece without correcting the mistake.

UAE: Leaked Salaries Making the Rounds

“Salaries of journalists and employees of the popular UAE daily, The National, were leaked recently and are flowing around the web,” writes Mohammad Zaher, from Dubai, UAE, who adds: “I...

Trinidad & Tobago: Lack of Clear Vision

“Trinidad is so small that we can’t find criminals. We can’t find missing children. We can’t find a functional government or a serious opposition”: Attillah Springer is convinced that we...

Barbados: Crime Threat

Living in Barbados thinks that “it is full time for crime stopping to be taken seriously here”, while Barbados Underground adds: “Barbados like tourist dependent destinations cannot afford to experience...

Jamaica: Payola

The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica is now getting advertisers involved in the process of cleaning up the airwaves – Active Voice calls it “a welcome move indeed. Hopefully the BCJ...

Nigeria: Nigerian Newspaper Goes Mobile

Punch, one of Nigeria’s newspapers will start providing access to the full text of the newspaper to readers on their mobile phones. The service, called Mobile Punch.

Korea: New Media Laws and Contining Debates

The Lee Myung Bak Government has been trying to change media laws and has faced strong opposition from journalists, major broadcasting companies, and citizens. The speaker of the National Assembly...

Zambia: Journalists Need To Be Trained To Blog

The Ivorian blogger George Fominyen interviews the Lusaka based blogger Timothy Kasolo who argues that journalists need to be trained to be good bloggers.

Fiji: A step towards elections?

Fiji’s political parties may have taken a first step toward restoring Parliamentary democracy when they met with the military backed Interim Government and agreed on the issues to be discussed...

Israel: Cynical News

From Israel, Gershom Gorenberg  links and comments on stories which made newspaper headlines which he says: “actually, if we made this stuff up, you would accuse us of third-degree cynicism....

Lebanon: “Help” censored

“HELP!” is a new Lebanese film addressing sex, prostitution, drugs and homelessness. Mazen posts about the the Censorship Department in the General Security withdrqwing its permission for the planned screening...

Brazil: Lula and Obama meet as economic crisis hits Brazil

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the first Latin American leader to have met the US President Barack Obama. The meeting took place in Washington, this Saturday March...

Peru: Death Threats to Journalist Julio Vásquez

Angela of Desde Mis Ojos [es] writes about the death threats being received by Peruvian journalist Julio Vásquez, who had uncovered the torture of townspeople by the national police and...

Hungary: Subtitling vs Dubbing

Csíkszereda Musings is campaigning against Hungarian TV dubbing – and in favor of subtitling: “My problem is that saying that you are the world’s best dubbers is akin to saying...

Czech Republic: The Crisis and the Media

The Czech Daily Word doesn't like the Czech media's approach to the coverage of the crisis: “But I think it is more than obvious by now that the more extensive...

Serbia: Reuters Coverage of “Black Market”

Belgraded writes about the persistence of Serbia's “black market” and comments on Reuters’ coverage of it.

Liberia: Liberia's Blackboard Blogger

White African writes about Alfred Sirleaf, Liberia's blackboard blogger.

Barbados: A Question of Confidence

An Opposition-led motion of "no confidence" was recently brought against Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson over his handling of the CLICO issue. The motion has since been rejected by Parliament,...

Fiji Times editor's car vandalized

After news hit that the editor of the Fiji Times had has vehicle vandalized, Fiji Coup 2006 points out that other government critics have suffered the same fate and Talking...

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