Another journalist was killed for speaking out against drug cartel, Las Zetas. Dan reviews the mobile apps released for October. promises a better IRC experience. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

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Drug Cartel Murders Another Blogger [Updated]

Journalism in Mexico is dangerous. More than a dozen men and women who report on the drug cartel, Las Zetas, have been savagely murdered. The most recent casualty of this war is Rascatripas. His body, hung from the same overpass as last month's double murder of journalists, was adorned with a sign that said, in Spanish, "This happened to me for not understanding that I shouldn't report on the social networks."

ReadWriteWeb commenter iamdamian summed it up best:

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for October 2011

Every month, as a labor of love, Dan Rowinski puts together a list of the most interesting apps that were released, along with any updates you need to see. Check it out and give us your feedback. Hosted, Searchable IRC Chat For Teams

IRC has some annoyances, but all in all, it's a darn fine protocol that has served us well for years. Leah Culver and Jori Lallo, both of Convore, have created Grove which promises to remove some of the IRC hurdles, like hosting, so that we can continue to use this open protocol with ease.

ReadWriteWeb Commenter, David Yang is hopeful:

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