Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Indian bloggers cranked over ban

India’s ISPs have blocked 17 websites on government orders, and one of those is Google’s Blogger.com. India’s bloggers say this is an attack on freedom of speech and have filed a challenge under the country’s new freedom of information act.

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The Lebanon crisis – What the players seem to want

Beeb foreign affairs analyst Paul Reynolds takes a look at who seems to want what in the Lebanon crisis.

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Players in the Lebanon crisis

For a quick guide to who's who, check out this feature I did for CTV.ca (“Programs! Programs! Can't tell the players without a program! :) ).

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The wacky world of Indian TV news

The Beeb's Paul Danahar on the problems created by the zany growth in TV news in India. Some excerpts: Once there was just one TV news channel, now there are dozens. Luckily for today's youngsters the sign on the door of many often says “Experience not required”, something any politician will testify to. The former […]

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Newspaper giants seek to boost revenues, cut costs

The Wall Street Journal is asking itself why it doesn't run ads on its front page; ads that could bring in tens of millions of dollars per year. And the NYT is trying to leave more green in its jeans by cutting the size of the paper, which will mean a five per cent reduction […]

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