December 21, 2004

Imperialist MTV colonizes African televisions

[...] MTV Networks will reach a milestone in February when the turn of a switch starts an MTV outlet in Africa, the company's 100th channel worldwide and first based on that continent.

Most of its American audience is probably unaware of the extent to which MTV and its sister networks have blanketed the world in an aggressive expansion drive. That may soon change.

In other African news, over 200,000 Sudanese refugees from the violence wrought Darfur region have fled to neighboring Chad, increasing civil and ethnic tension and resulting in fierce competition with the native population over an already scarce water and food supply.

[...] MTV Indonesia includes a regular call to prayer for its Islamic audience.

Meanwhile, in a weapons-laden mosque in Najaf, Ludacris is reminding hip young urban Muslims that it is time to pray before the next episode of "Pimp Mah Prayer Mat."

(Pimp mah Intanet, beyotch!)

Posted by Kyer at December 21, 2004 01:34 AM