Comment call: which are the best non-English language blogs?

I’ve been painfully aware of my (and many people’s) ignorance of blogs written in languages other than English. I’m aware of some – Andre Deak in Brazil; Philip Couve in France; Alex Gamela in Portugal (who writes every post in English too); Nico Luchsinger in Switzerland; Beppe Grillo in Italy (also in English); and Adam Javurek in the Czech Republic – but really I could do better.

And I’ve started creating a Yahoo! Pipe which (clumsily) translates three of those blogs into English (sadly Adam tells me there is no online Czech to English translator)

So here’s a call for comments – what are the best non-English blogs, either about journalism specifically or social media generally?

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31 thoughts on “Comment call: which are the best non-English language blogs?

  1. Nico

    Well, I’m flattered to be included in Paul’s list – but of course, there are many other german (online) media blogs that are worth reading. Here are some of my favourites:

    Medienspiegel – mandatory if you’re a journalist in Switzerland.

    Medienlese – covering mostly Swiss and German online media.

    Stefan Niggemeier – Niggemeier is one of the founders of the media watchblog Bildblog, this is his personal blog.

    Indiskretion Ehrensache – Thomas Knüwer, who is also a reporter for the newspaper Handelsblatt, is one of the few German print journalists who also blogs.

    Beobachtungen zur Medienkonvergenz – An irregularly updated, but truly excellent Swiss blog about social media and technology convergence.

    I’m sure I’m forgetting some, but it’s a start…

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  2. Luis Santos

    Ponto Media, Antonio Granado – Portuguese

    Jornalismo e Comunicação
    , UMinho researchers – Portuguese

    Atrium – Media & Cidadania, my own (if I may be so bold…)

    Intermezzo, researchers and professionals – Portuguese (Brazil)

    Jornalismo e Internet, researchers – Portuguese (Brazil)

    eCuaderno, Jose Luis Orihuela (Spanish)

    E-periodistas, Ramón Salavarría (Spanish)

    Infotendencias, research project blog (Spanish)

    Periodistas21, Juan Varela (Spanish)

    Tiscar, Tiscar Lara (Spanish)

    …for now 🙂

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  3. Alexandre Gamela

    Luis Santos already has done part of the job, and his Atrium – Media & Cidadania was in my list too. But there are other portuguese written media blogs from both sides of the Atlantic:
    Travessias Digitais by Hélder Bastos;
    Contrafactos&Argumentos since 2002 writing about cultures, economy and politics, technology and social impacts, media, social contamination, weird stuff… Mas Certamente que Sim! , by Paulo Querido;
    Comunicamos, a great blog run by media students and teachers from UTAD;

    Código Aberto;
    Jornalismo e Internet Gjol Bloga collective blog written by a group of researchers in online journalism at Bahia University ;
    Libellus , a blog kept by Ana Brambilla;
    Journalism is dead, a corrosive media blog from Brazil;
    Carnet de Notes by André Lemos, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Communication, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.

    Gabriela Zago has also a great blog about online media and journalism;

    This comes in handy because i was about to make a
    list of bloggers to participate in a blog carnival,and i’m thinking about inviting a few from this list. Still, there are many others that were left out, and i’m sure i forgot some.

    PS: To be flattered is to say the least, but i agree with Nico.

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  4. Gabriela

    Somewhere inside the OJB wiki, there are 5 lists of Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Spanish, French and Hebrew media blogs 🙂
    A list of some Brazilian blogs can be found here.

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  5. paulbradshaw Post author

    @Alex – your comment rescued from Akismet, thanks.
    @Philip – I know Kristine – as she writes in English I didn’t include her. Am planning a future post on bloggers who write in English outside the US/UK/Canada/Aus/etc.

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  6. wilbertbaan

    Dutch groupblogs are

    http://www.frankwatching.com (social media, long articles about how and why)
    http://www.marketingfacts.nl (about online marketing and often breaking the news about new projectes)
    http://www.dutchcowboys.nl (about online marketing and media)

    Dutch blogger and new media enthusiast Erwin Blom made an overview with his favorite Dutch blogs by individuals. I think this covers a good part of the spectrum of blog that are writing about new and social media

    http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.erwinblom.nl%2F2008%2F03%2F19%2Fmijn-liefde-voor-bloggen%2F&langpair=nl%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8

    I’m sure I forgot to mention some of the best blogs. If other Dutch readers read this, please ad more blogs.

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