News headlines for “Mainstream Media”, page 5

  1. Q&A: Harnessing the African Information Renaissance

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    About 140 million Africans are now on the internet. With half of the population under age 15 and 70 percent of the population under 30, social media is becoming an important feature in the continent's development path.

  2. U.S.: New Steps by Obama to Curb Atrocities in Syria, Elsewhere

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    In a major speech commemmorating the Nazi Holocaust, U.S. President Barack Obama Monday announced several steps his administration will take to curb mass atrocities abroad, including in Syria where he is under continuing pressure to intervene with military force.

  3. Cloning - Lifeline for Cashmere Shawl Industry

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    After scientists in Kashmir successfully cloned the pashmina goat, that produces the famous ‘cashmere’ wool, hopes are running high for the revival of the traditional shawl-making industry in this Indian state.

  4. Brazilian Favela Becomes a Living Museum

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    The history, daily life and folk artistry as well as spectacular views of this southeastern Brazilian city are all part of a living museum created by community leaders in a favela that is displaying its cultural heritage as well as its wounds.

  5. OP-ED: Tweeting Democracy Across the Arab World

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Over the past few years, the political landscape of the Middle East was wholly transformed by the diffusion of social media across the region. Accounting for 50-65 percent of the region's population, young Muslims quickly embraced these new platforms of mass communication and soon thereafter, they became leaders of revolutions.

  6. Afghan Journalists Strain Against Gags

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Afghanistan is quickly becoming one of the deadliest countries in the world for foreign and local journalists. In the last decade alone, 16 journalists have been killed on the job and so far no one has been brought to justice for these murders.

  7. Montevideo Selected as Regional Internet Centre

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    The capital of Uruguay has become the headquarters of Latin America’s six leading Internet organisations, brought together in the same building.

  8. OP-ED: The Arab Spring: Youth, Freedom and the Tools of Technology

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Wielding mobile phones and computers, the young activists across the Middle East have altered the way the world approaches popular mobilisation, social networks and Internet freedom.

  9. Chinese Dissidents Silenced for London Book Fair

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    A dissident Chinese author has expressed dismay at the lack of independent and exiled authors represented at this year’s London Book Fair (LBF), where China is guest of honour. An ensuing public spat, revolving around accusations that the Fair’s organisers have bowed to Chinese authorities, has thrust the thorny issue of censorship to centre-stage.

  10. Internet Radio Powers on After Arab Spring

    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    When an Egyptian court fined former president Hosni Mubarak and two aides a total of 90 million dollars for cutting mobile and Internet services during protests that led to his ouster, it indicated the value placed on communication services in this Arab country.

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