Monthly Archives: October 2011

Chinese government cracks down on entertainment

An article in the New York Times today reports that Chinese leaders are imposing some of the most restrictive measures in years.  As the article states, ” the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television ordered 34 major satellite television … Continue reading

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More resources on European Media

European Commission Audiovisual and Media Policies Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe Media Ownership in Europe Eurozine Russia: TV’s Chechen broadcast

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Think about it…is the Arab Spring for sale?

You experienced via Twitter and television footage the uprisings of the Arab Spring, but did you know that advertisers and marketers have seized upon the changes and the events to promote products? Read the article originally published in Culture et … Continue reading

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Wham! Bam! Islam! Documentary about Muslim Comic Books on PBS

Wham! Bam! Islam! | Documentary about Muslim Comic Book | Independent Lens | PBS. Tonight, check out Independent Lens on Thursday nights on PBS for this film called “Wham! Bam! Islam!” Also check out the New York Times story on the … Continue reading

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“Arab spring” fails on media freedom

From an AFP report: The fall of repressive regimes in North Africa and the Middle East in the “Arab spring” has failed to usher in greater press freedom in the region, a global media body said today. The World Association … Continue reading

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Could changes be coming for Burma?

The BBC reports that changes may come for media in Burma, one of the world’s repressive countries. You’ve seen some results of that oppression in BurmaVJ.

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A brief pause

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