Sat Apr 29th, 2006 at 07:14:05 AM EST
I just wanted to say bye to all of you on ET. Soon I'll be news-, internet-, and ET-deprived because I'll be leaving Bulgaria for the States to work long but fun hours. (Don't tell anybody, but last summer while I was doing the graveyards at a convenience store in New Hampshire, my ultimate pleasure was reading the NY Times and the Boston Globe between 4 and 5 am when nobody was in there. I got to appreciate the opportunity to read news with no time and access to internet.)
Wed Apr 19th, 2006 at 10:35:26 AM EST
I have personal reasons for being interested in this topic - I want to be a journalist in Bulgaria when I graduate. My definition of quality journalism is in-depth investigation of social and political affairs as opposed to shallow coverage of lighter, "human interest" aspects of life.
There are several factors that make quality journalism difficult to practice in Bulgaria.
Sun Feb 26th, 2006 at 05:11:05 PM EST
Google finally obtained a license for its China-based website on Feb. 22, Xinhua news agency reported. The US economy and the Chinese public will benefit from this. The problem of course is that to enter the Chinese market Google has had to block access to info the Chinese government considers a threat such as references to the Tiananmen Square massacre and famous dissidents. Thus, Google's move might turn out to be a factor in arresting the development of Chinese knowledge-seekers and fortifying the authoritarianism of the Chinese government.