Stories about Media from October, 2014
Cyber Attack Downs Mozambique's @Verdade News Site on Election Day
The attack began on the eve of the election and managed to bring down the site just as polls closed and votes were being counted.
Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution
Four independent news sites issued a joint statement condemning police for intentionally attacking reporters. Reporters at other outlets have had to deal with management's self-censorship for fear of angering Beijing.
Citizen Journalist Kidnapped and Killed in Mexico for Reporting on Organized Crime
María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio volunteered as a contributor with Valor por Tamaulipas (Courage for Tamaulipas), a citizen media platform that allows users to file anonymous reports on violence.
As The Kremlin's Media Crackdown Continues, Blogs Might Be The Final Casualty
With independent online media closing down or moving abroad, Russian bloggers may face even greater pressure from the Kremlin.
Netizen Report: Rafael Correa’s Crusade Against Critical Media, Online and Off
This week's report looks at cyber attacks in Hong Kong, mass surveillance in Egypt and Colombia's upcoming "digital portfolio" system that will house all citizen data under one roof.