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According to; Jason Collins,the center for the Washington Wizards has came out of the closet and openly admitted he is gay. He has been in the NBA for 11 years. The report came Monday morning. In a recent interview with SportsIllustrated Collins told reporters Collins, is the first athlete in sports history to openly admit he is gay. He quickly gained the support of many players around the world of professional sports. Kobe Bryant took to twitter to express his support for Jason. Among the others supporters were, Lakers guard Steve Nash and center Pau Gasol. "Magic" Johnson also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Global Media News
The online music service Spotify is now available in Mexico! Spotify, is a music streaming service which is free of charge to use, unless you want to pay a monthly fee to have premium content, for instance no ads, and better quality songs. According to Tech Crunch, Spotify has a base of 24 million customers around the world, only of which 6 million use the service consistently month to month. According to the LA Times, Mexico isn't the only new country that Spotify is available in. It is now also available in many different countries in Asia. Such as Hong... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Global Media News
According to The Global Post, the owner of the accounts for Valor por Tampaulipas on Twitter and Facebook is in danger of being killed. The account is responsible for reporting drug related violence to the media, in Northeast Mexico. The manager of the account shut down the accounts because leaders of local drug cartels had put a hit out for him. The cartels reportedly had offered up too $600,000 pesos ($46,000 USD) for anyone who can supply information leading to the location of the page owner The Global Post is reporting that the owner of the page said "The social... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at Global Media News
Iran has been growing increasingly more and more angry towards the U.S and how they portray Iran in media and film. United Kingdom's Daily Mail is reporting that Iran plans to sue Hollywood over the unrealistic portrayal of its nation in the award winning movie Argo, featuring Ben Affleck. Argo is a movie produced in 2012 which takes CIA operative Tony Mendez, (played by Ben Affleck) and his men to Iran to rescue 6 U.S diplomats during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Iran's is calling the scene in the movie where five hostages escape from Iran "CIA Propaganda." This is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Global Media News
The NationalTurk, a Turkish media news website is reporting that the Turkish Media has been denied media coverage of the upcoming Neo-Nazi trial. A Neo-Nazi terrorist cell is charged with murdering 10 people, 8 of which were of Turkish origin. Turkey's prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has appealed to the German courts to push them to let Turkey cover the trial. Hürriyet Daily News is saying that 50 seats were available for media personnel at a first come first serve basis, but for some reason Turkish media was denied coverage. The terrorist responsible for the killings is named Beate Zschaepe. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Global Media News
The Times of India is reporting that in December of 2012, there was approximately 62 million users from India using Twitter, it is estimated that by June 2013 that number will rise too 66 million. These studies were done by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and the Indian Market Research Bureau. The Hindu reports that 97% of all social media users in India use Facebook. They say that the "social media revolution is going to keep getting bigger." This study was also done by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and the Indian Market Research Bureau. Due... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at Global Media News
Korean Pop aka K-Pop is blowing up the music scene, branching out from Korea to all over the world. It consist of upbeat tempos using drum machines and unique vocals. PSY, The Wonder Girls, and the Girls Generation are some of the notable K-Pop musicians. Korean Hip-Hop has also been on the rise since the late 1990's but hasn't able to gain as much popularity as K-Pop. A famous Hong Kong native is looking to start his own K-Pop band, the one and only Jackie Chan. Famous for his acting career, this movie star is taking his talents to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Global Media News
The world famous Gangnam Style by South Korean Pop Star PSY has surpassed 1.3 billion YouTube views in just a little over a year. The video holds the YouTube record for most views, surpassing Justin Biebers video for "Baby" back in December 2012. PSY is currently in the process or recording a new album, he plans to release his first single sometime in April. I think it is actually amazing that a video went viral so quickly and was able to gain popularity, not just in Korea but in every country in the world. The song is so catchy that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Global Media News
The mega festival known as "Tomorrowland" could be coming to a continent near you. The festival is in the works of having its world famous performances all around the world. The festival is hosted in Belgium every year in June, and it caters to over 180,000 fans. Last year the waiting list for tickets was over 2 million people. The event is hosted and organized by Dutch Entrainment company called ID&T. The worlds top DJ's play at this festival every year. One of the founders of Tomorrowland is quoted saying “It’s our ambition to organize a Tomorrowland on every continent"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at Global Media News
Citizens of the Kingdom of Morocco have taken to Twitter to tweet about the suicide of 16 year old Amina Filali that happened last year. #RIPAmina is the message they are tweeting to help gain global awareness of this terrible thing that happened. Last year Amila Finali committed suicide by drinking rat poison because she was forced to marry her rapist. In accordance to Moroccan law, a rapist is allowed to avoid prosecution if he has an arranged marriage with his victim. Citizens or "netizens" of Morocco have been trying very hard to get the Moroccan government to get rid... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at Global Media News
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