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Venezuela: In recent months Venezuela has lost their President Hugo Chavez and been turned into a place of total disarray. Known to be a nation of closing down radio and television stations for speaking out against the government, Venezuela does not take kindly to unwelcome media practices. So, it was an obvious no-no when the topic on if the current revolution should be, not only televised, but tweeted as well. One television outlet, Globovision, is prepared to take it to the bitter end, while social network users are still tweeting. In March President Hugo Chavez died leaving the nation of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Global Media News
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Argentina: A group of film makers have made history by setting out to film the stories of the soldiers in the Falklands War. The film makers, Tomás de las Heras and Jeronimo Paz Clemente, have certainly made waves with this film, creating something new people have never seen before. Many have praised the film as daring, while other seem to think it is causing tension. The TV series, Combatientes, was made to show the heroism and strife of the soldiers who fought in the Falklands War. Where other documentaries and movies have showed showed just the dispute and the war... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Global Media News
Lebanon: China has become a major media giant throughout the decades. Although they have had their problems with censorship in their own nation, they are trying to give back and work towards helping other nations. China has agreed, as of April 8th, to give back and help the nation of Lebanon with their media short comings and Lebanon is in great need of it. China has had a spotty media history. Very recently however they have volunteered to help Lebanon in their recent media crisis. In the past few years ratings for a major and popular Lebanese public television station... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Global Media News
Afghanistan: After recent decades of trouble and war Afghan people are now looking towards the future. That means learning new skills such s reading, writing and cooking. Skills like learning to read and write would have been hard to learn in the past, not now however. Thanks to Afghanistan's first independent television station, Tolo, people of the nation can be taught skills like reading and cooking. This new network is being seen as a light at the end of a dark tunnel. Tolo TV, which was created by Saad Mohseni, a high powered Afghan media mind, offers a wide rang... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Global Media News
Southeastern Afghanistan: The recent closure of radio stations in southeastern Afghanistan has had people calling for the government to intervene. The closure of the local Afghan radio station, Voice of Qalat, has many calling for the country's central government to protect its media freedoms and prevent this from happening again. Voice of Qalat had been broadcasting from Zabul Provence, freely, when it had been taken down and some of its journalists taken into custody. According to rferl.org, head of NAI Siddiqullah Tawhidi, held a press conference in which he said that the Voice of Qalat had no right to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at Global Media News
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China: In the last year BBC has had a few, less then pleasant, run-ins with China. Now, the BBC and Chain are at odds again. It seems that China is clashing with BBC because of a jamming of World Service Radio and its English short ware. This action come right on the heels of the BBC World Service TV Chanel being blocked in the very same manner last year. The reasons for blocking, it seems, are for talking about sensitive issues. The BBC is very upset over the situation and feel the blocking of World Service is not right. According... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Global Media News
China: Its no secret that governments censor their media outlets, but to what extent? The business of "post deleting" or removing internet content has become big in China. So big in fact, it has become a multi-million dollar idea. The Chinese government is known for having harsh restrictions on their media outlets. It has become a big business though. What was once a job for government officials has now turned into something else. The job of "post deleting" is partly controlled by public relations companies now, they keep watch of what goes on the internet in China, nd what comes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Global Media News
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It seems that for every giant step forward Russia takes for freedom of press, they seems to two two giant steps back. Russian President Vladimir Putin is once again in the news for limiting public assembly and censoring what is on websites in Russia. Putin recently signed laws and bills that allowed the censorship of websites and public assemblies. The censorship or websites would include blacklisting certain websites from public view and putting limits on other websites that were NGOs. The bills and laws were approved. Websites that feature things such as war propaganda were to be banned. Many believe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Global Media News
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A popular Moscow band is now gaining world wide attention as they prepare to appeal charges of "Hooliganism" in a human rights court. The charges came after the all punk rock band, Pussy Riot, entered Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow and began to make a music video to speak out against their president, Vladimir Putin. Pussy Riot was sentenced to two years, but they as well as others felt that the conviction was unjust. The video, which depicted the Russian girl group singing out against the Russian president Vladimir Putin, quickly gained attention. Especially since it is known that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Global Media News
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