Twitter's impact, a stifled news atmosphere in Brazil and corrupt charges against journalists in Russia 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:
When Twitter does what journalism can't
Why were so many people watching a U.S. state senator's 13-hour filibuster on a YouTube stream? Because none of the major news networks carried or covered the last hours of the filibuster. The gap between old and new media yawned ever wider. Salon
Freedom of expression, an unfulfilled promise in Brazil
For his constant reporting on corruption and illegal trade of wood products, Lúcio Flávio Pinto has faced 33 lawsuits. His case is a perfect example of the judicial censorship which increasingly harasses media professionals in Brazil. Knight Center
Head of Russian news website faces prison
There was a time when a wily and adept journalist had room to maneuver between the competing camps of the mayor and the governor in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg. Aksana Panova took full advantage of that, and her news Web site, called ura.ru, made a name for itself as splashy and outspoken. But now she is being crushed. Washington Post
Image: "Cellphone Use Linked to Selfish Behavior in UMD Study," courtesy of University of Maryland with a Creative Commons license.