Brazil's grassroots media on the rise amid protests, papal visit

byIJNet
Jul 26, 2013 in Miscellaneous

Media on the move in Brazil, an "unsubscribe button that always works" and more are found in this week’s Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

Here are IJNet’s picks from this week’s stories:

Grassroots media on the rise amid Brazil protests and Pope Francis visit

Brazil's Mídia Ninja is a citizen media group that's been covering widespread protests through live streaming and other social media tools. Christian Science Monitor

MaskMe lets you use the Internet without putting your personal data at risk

MaskMe is a browser extension available on Chrome and Firefox that provides 'disposable' email addresses, phone numbers, and even credit card numbers. MaskMe describes the feature as "an unsubscribe button that always works." Mashable

Russia: From blogger to political prisoner

Verdicts are coming thick and fast from Russia’s modern-day show trials. But after a year-long clampdown on opposition, the deplorable five-year sentence for the anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny marks a defining moment in the era of president Vladimir Putin. Financial Times

Cuban dissidents harness blogs, social media to spread cause globally

For the past half dozen years, dissidents such as Yoani Sanchez and her blog “Generation Y” have opened the political debate like no other time since the Castros came to power in Cuba. PBS Media Shift

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