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Back in October of 2012 Brazil's Newspapers decided to ban their information from google. The reason behind this decision was simply because Brazil newspapers felt that they were getting the wrong end of the deal. Brazil's newspapers feels as if the Google is not doing their job to benefit both sides. The BBC News reports: "Brazil's National Association of Newspapers says all 154 members had followed its recommendation to ban the search engine aggregator from using their content. The papers say Google News refused to pay for content and was driving traffic away from their websites." To hear Google that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Global Media News
In late September 2012 one of Google's Senior Executive board members Fabio Jose Silva Coelho was arrested for failing to take down a YouTube video that puts a negative image on a local mayoral candidate. YouTube has agreements with the different countries they operate in because laws was broken justice had to be served. The Rio Times reports: "Police in Brazil have released the country’s top Google executive following his detention for not taking down Youtube clips that violated Brazilian law. Brazil has strict electoral laws that prevent much public criticism of political candidates, a system that some commentators say... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Global Media News
Israel has been a big part of app creation worldwide. Many of these apps have been changing the lives of people. Recently there has been a string of new i-Apps that helps keep the lives of the Israeli citizens safe in this time of the war. One new app that emerged during Israel's time of crisis is the Color Red App. The Times of Israel reports: "The application, which is not an official warning system, is the brainchild of 13-year-old Beersheba resident Liron Bar. Bar provides constant reports on missile attack warnings, known as Color Red alerts, and rocket strikes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at Global Media News
Last year the big name U.S magazine Cosmopolitan began to break grounds into the Middle East. The Magazine is published by the Hearst Magazines and currently have 61 international editions appearing in 32 languages and 100 countries. David Carr of the New York Times reported: "Now Hearst is heading into a more daunting frontier with Cosmopolitan Middle East, which will be published in partnership with ITP Consumer Publishing, a Middle Eastern consumer and business magazine publisher." "The Middle East has one of the youngest populations in the world so introducing a local edition of the world’s best-selling magazine for young... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Global Media News
In late September Afghanistan's government put a ban on Pakistani newspaper. There has always been friction between the two countries but this put it over the top. Afghanistan leaders' man reason for this ban was because they felt that the Pakistani papers supported the Taliban militants. The Dawn reports: "In a statement, the ministry said the newspapers were a conduit for Taliban propaganda. The news is not based in reality and it is creating concerns for our countrymen in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan,” the ministry said in a statement. ”Also, the newspapers are a propaganda resource of the Taliban... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Global Media News
On Monday February twenty fifth 2013 the China blocked the shortwave broadcast in english that was coming from BBC News. This not the first time China has tried to limit the information that was coming into the country from the outside world. BBC News quoted their director of global news Peter Horrocks "The BBC strongly condemns this action which is designed to disrupt audience's free access to news and information." BBC News are on of the leaders in world information. China is doing an injustice to their people by with holding information form their people. According to ABC News: "The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Global Media News
In late December 2011 an abundance of videos were taken about the Russian protestors taking to the streets demanding a fair election. This is coming off the heels of the rigged election, the people had enough of their leader Putin. Robert Mackey of the New York Times report: "Tens of thousands of Russians filled a street named for the Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov on Saturday, demanding fair elections." The people flooded the streets with signs that mostly displayed their anger towards the current prime minister in hopes that the government's reacts to the protest. Several videos have went viral that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Global Media News
Back in December of 2011 Russia's political twitters were speaking about the event that happened at Moscow's Triumphal Square. About 50,000 poeople gathered to protest the ballot-rigged election. As the tweets began to roll out the bots were used to block out any negative comments or tweet a positive comment. The bots targeted anyone speaking on the Triumphal Square and Pro-Kremin messages. The BBC News quoted Maxim Goncharov the senior threat reaseacher of the security intelleigence blog: "Mr Goncharov said the machines, or bots, in this network had targeted chatter about the protests in Moscow's Triumphal Square. The protests followed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Global Media News
Tiger Woods is trying a new approach to speak with his fans. Tiger Woods is not answering questions that his fans give him through facebook and twitter in a video on his website. According to The Associated Press. "Instead of a news conference before this week's Wells Fargo Championship, Woods answered 19 questions Monday in a 15-minute video posted on his website. The questions were submitted through Facebook and Twitter." This is a good move for Tiger both Career wise and media wish because it shows he still has interest in his fans. It also takes away some attention off... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at Global Media News
This past weekend Nike tried something new idea. This idea was to release of its latest sneaker the Air Jordan 12 Playoffs. Nike's plan was to reserve RSVP sneakers by hash tagging the sneaker name through twitter. So for example if you wanted to RSVP a pair of sneakers you would have to #AJ12. According to Allie Walker of PSK post. "When Nike released the Air Jordan 11 Retro in December 2011, eager sneaker fans camped outside of stores for days, fighting for the chance to be the first to own the new shoe. Riots ensued, police were called in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Global Media News
The Mega Millions scandal is almost over. Everything was made clear, in the there was only one winning ticket but it was bought in maryland by three people who put their money together and bought a large amount of tickets and one of them was a winner. This part of the jackpot was split three ways. Now two more states Illinois and Kansas has to come forth with their winners. According to Marisol Bello and Laura Petrecca of USA, Today. "The owners of the ticket bought in Maryland came forward Monday and turned out to be two public school teachers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Global Media News
This past March Mega Millions raised their jackpot to $640 as a result there was a dramatic increase in ticket sales. The cities in which these tickets was bought was able to benefit because they was able to collect this it in the taxes. This was reported by Matt Flegenheimer of the New York Times. "Mega Millions announced Saturday that winning tickets for Friday’s record-breaking lottery were bought in those states, after a drawing that saw Americans spend nearly $1.5 billion on tickets. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 23, 38 and 46, and the “Mega Ball” was 23. Winners... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at Global Media News
Trayvon Martin is an 17 year old boy who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman the neighborhood watch leader that Trayvon lives in. Trayvon and his family lives in Sanford Florida the next morning the shooting airs on fox in Orlando Florida the next closes city. It was not until mid-March, after word spread on Facebook and Twitter, that the shooting of Trayvon by George Zimmerman, 28, was widely reported by the national news media, highlighting the complex ways that news does and does not travel in the Internet age. reported by BRIAN STELTER of New York Times The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Global Media News
A new star is on the rise in New York. His name Jeremy Lin his number 17. Lin has been a media mogul. Lin is all over the newspapers right here in new york city. He has been the talk of the NBA. On the ESPN broadcast channel Lin has his on section under the sports world information. In the last past three four weeks the international all over the world is hear about the wins Lin is helping the Knicks with. Especially in China this Asian American is making is a huge impact and the Media is covering every... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Global Media News
In the last three years or so a new burst of horror movies from the infamous paranormal activity series to the lesser known Valentine. This past year I find myself watching more "scary" movies that I have ever seen before. What I am trying to say I would like to speak a little about the sudden interest in this genre of movies. #Media Studies Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Global Media News
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