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· October, 2014

Stories about Media & Journalism from October, 2014

With Just Over 50 Entries, Kremlin Blogger Registry Gets No Love

Russia's new blogger law requires popular bloggers to register with the state, but only 52 entries have been added to the registry since it started operations over two months ago.

An Indian Photoblogger's Lone Fight Against Plagiarism

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong Kills 2, Injures More Than 70 in Japan

About two million people were evacuated, and damage, while limited, was still significant in isolated and rural prefectures such as Okinawa.

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 now be facing even greater pressure from the Kremlin, as their freedom has shrunk dramatically.

Macedonian Civic Sector Starts Fundraising to Aid Independent Fokus Magazine

Vladimir Putin and Russian Nationalists Don't Get Along. Here's Why.

RuNet Echo speaks to Egor Prosvirnin, the chief editor of the website "Sputnik & Pogrom," about Vladimir Putin and nationalism in Russia today.

Death By Firing Squad in Eastern Ukraine Over a Cartoon?

The rebel "culture minister" allegedly demands that a court sentence a writer to death by firing squad, and also asks to be awarded 50,000 rubles in compensation for moral damages.

What’s Been Worse for India: Cyclone Hudhud or the Media Frenzy About It?

On Twitter, many Indians have complained that sensationalism in the news is causing more damage than the storm itself.

Still No Arrests in Case of Murdered Trinidad Attorney

Macedonian Appellate Court Confirms Defamation Verdict for Independent Magazine

Freedom of media suffered another blow in Macedonia when the appellate court confirmed that Fokus magazine must pay almost 9,000 euros to a high government official in a defamation suit.

Facebook Weighs In on the Ukraine-Russia Takedown Dispute

RuNet Echo talks with Facebook about content takedowns, community standards, and the social media war in Ukraine, where users on all sides resort to desperate measures.

In Latin America, Discrimination Pits Neighbour Against Neighbour

For some, there is always a reason to discriminate, whether because of socioeconomic level, race, background, or housing accommodation. Here are some examples of the current situation in Latin America.

The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.

The Struggling Free Press in Myanmar

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Does ‘Ask-Me-Anything’ on Russian Geek Forum

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin showed up on a Russian geek forum this morning to do an "Ask-Me-Anything" style Q&A session with its users.

Talking Heads Project Showcases What is Extraordinary About People in Africa

Aliens Are Running Hong Kong Protests, And The Russian News Is On It

A popular Russian news website claims an alien force might be behind the mass protests in Hong Kong.

Against Her Will – Trinidad Newspaper Publishes Details of Slain Attorney's Estate

Cute Cat Theory in Action: Despite Drought, Iranian Users Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Are Iranians really more consumed by Facebook likes and online attention than they are with tangible problems within their own country? If so, they're not alone.

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