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22 March 2017
21 March 2017
"Readers will find stories written in colloquial language that will inform them about the problem of corruption and of how the National Anticorruption System works."
"If the Tambourine Army believe they have exhausted all avenues of ‘proper’ ways to advocate, then I say do what you must, but please don’t give up the fight."
What started out as a playful response to an attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny quickly turned into an online protest.
19 March 2017
A local media outlet that published testimonies of some of the victims of the shelter fire suffered a DDoS attack.
18 March 2017
The administrator was prosecuted not for defamation, but rather for violating Brazil's anonymity laws.
With Tambourines in Hand and Led by Survivors, a Powerful Movement Against Sexual Violence in Jamaica Rises
A leader of the movement was recently arrested and charged under the country's cybercrime legislation for naming and shaming men accused of sexual violence.
16 March 2017
Censorship is up in France, China is censoring scientists (again), and Facebook tells developers to stop using network data for surveillance.
15 March 2017
A citizen activist and former public servant in Mexico is leading an unorthodox campaign to rub politicians' faces in the public's dissatisfaction.
13 March 2017
Vanja Lazarova became part of digital activism history in Macedonia after her tough circumstances late in life inspired the innovative use of Facebook as a tool to petition the government.
12 March 2017
The Lanura village lacks basic facilities, like electricity infrastructure, water and other amenities of life. The people were stunned to learn that the village was declared a "cashless village."
8 March 2017
Latin America is expecting a rush of civic demonstrations on Wednesday, following promises by an array of civic groups to join a labor strike on International Women's Day
5 March 2017
"According to the Cinematography Act, a film can only be banned if it compromises on national security. What security is a romantic film on a gay couple compromising?"
2 March 2017
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
28 February 2017
Threats of violence, gang rape, and physical attacks are making news in India, after a 20-year-old student activist from New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college launched the #StudentsAgainstABVP protest.
27 February 2017
"I'm not ashamed of making my videos up here and showing the place I call home. This is my reality."
"Active Citizen" will inform users about military attacks in seconds and, the app's creators hope, help reduce casualties among civilians in the war-torn regions of eastern Ukraine.
25 February 2017
Ruling partly leaders are calling for the "de-Sorosization" of Macedonian civil society, arguing that the country's civil sector should rely on the Macedonian government for financial support.
24 February 2017
A clumsy new campaign called “Virtual Front” is coming to Russia next month, led by a government youth group that aims to make Wikipedia’s Russian edition more “truthful and patriotic.”
23 February 2017
New malware targets Iranian mac users, Facebook discloses some information about data-sharing with advertisers, and Cameroon’s regional Internet shutdown could cost the country millions.