Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Committee to Protect Journalists site

Journalism is a dangerous, sometimes fatal,  job in the world. Why?
http://cpj.org/

Pakistan and Myamar media, Assignment Day 2

In today's paper, consider this report from Pakistan on the influence of twitter. What does this tell you about Censorship?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/world/asia/pakistan-twitter-star-goes-off-line-and-fans-worry.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

And from tuesday's times, the government is relaxing rules on media in Myamar? Why?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/world/asia/myanmar-abolishes-censorship-of-private-publications.html?ref=todayspaper

Brief answers on comments section here by Sunday, Aug. 26 please. Read by Monday for discussion on Tuesday.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Assignment, Day 1

1. Read this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/world/africa/chinas-news-media-make-inroads-in-africa.html?_r=1&emc=eta1
Discussion questions:
China is a "closed society." How many reasons are there for how it controls its own media?
What does this use of media tell you about its views of media?

2. And this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/world/americas/confessions-are-reported-in-journalist-killings-in-mexico.html?emc=eta1

Why are journalists killed in Mexico?
Where else are journalists being murdered? (google it)

3. What one question do you want the class to help answer? (Post it as a comment to this blog post.)

4. Read your colleagues' comments before coming to class.