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The 2016 Presidential Election has been a historic one, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have created headlines, both good and bad, over the last year. American media has been covering this election on television, print, internet, and any other media one could think of. How did other countries view this election? We know that was a ton of controversy over this election, and it was all over the American media, but what did a country like India think about this election, and how was it covered? Over the past few weeks, the Times of India has been giving a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Global Media News
According to a New York Times article from this past March, a journalist in East India was jailed over a social media post. Prabhat Singh was jailed for posting, "Obscene material" on WhatsApp, which was about how he was detained and beaten by police. Was this the beginning of a social media censorship in India? In the past, there have been websites that have been banned in India, whether they be file sharing sites, pornography sites, etc, but there had never been a harsh censoring of social media in India. With Singh being jailed, it seemed that this could be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Global Media News
Social media around the world has been welcomed with open arms. Being able to communicate with family, friends, as well as work associates has made the use of social media fun, and effective. However, a country that is a heavy user of social media, and is not well known as such, is Brazil. To put this in laymen's terms, Brazil loves social media, and their use of sites like Facebook, Twitter, among others. The most popular site by far is Facebook. According to an emarketer.com article from June of this year, Facebook was found to be the most popular. With... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Global Media News
As mentioned in my last post, most sports fans around the world are not able to find Indian sports easily. That is set to change with the launch of ESPN.in. According to an article from sporttechie.com, ESPN partnered with Sony and launched a mobile app that features the, "unexploited Indian market." Also stated in the article is the fact that ESPN has been involved with Indian sports before, but this is the first time that ESPN has reached out to the digital market in India. What's so interesting about the new ESPN.in app is that the app will include not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Global Media News
Social media has become part of the norm in the United States. Over the past few years, it seems that everyone has created a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, or an Instagram account to publicize their lives. However, there are other countries that are not too far behind in the Social Media game, with India being one of those countries in particular. According to an article from techinasia.com, 65% of India is still without internet access, but India still has 462 million internet users. In addition, there are 153 million social media accounts from those who have internet access. In... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Global Media News
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