Monthly Archives: November 2013

Burma’s independent newspapers, with bans lifted, now struggle

This year, the government in Burma (also know as Myanmar) lifted a five-decade ban on private newspapers, but now the papers struggle with something far different– market forces. The New York Times tells their story today. Advertisements

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Iran, a nuclear deal, and social media

Listen to Morning Edition’s story on Iranians and their use of social media to discuss the new nuclear agreement.

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“Divided We Fall” on November 25

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Streaming Nollywood movies

Here’s a link for streaming Nollywood movies. I hope some of you will follow up and watch films from Nigeria’s booming industry. Here’s another.

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A race to a larger worldwide audience?

Today’s Guardian has an interesting read on the BBC’s desire to double its world audience, and how its competitors may give the venerable institution a run for its money.  

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Two updates from Russia

On Russia, the Olympics and the use of social media: The Olympics Will Not Be Tweeted, Vined, Or Instagrammed (The IOC says otherwise…) On the fate of the women in Pussy Riot:  Pussy Riot leader lost in Russia’s prison system, husband says … Continue reading

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Journalists in Syria face growing risk of kidnapping

Read this story from the AP about the dangers journalists in Syria face and watch and read the story of photographer Matthew Schrier’s 210 days in captivity in a “60 Minutes” segment.

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