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Stories about Digital Activism

23 November 2017

Social Media Rumors Escalate Buddhist-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka

"Sri Lankans tend to digest media uncritically and unquestioningly. This will have to change in order to stop misinformation from spreading – and this can be done through spreading awareness."

15 November 2017

When Citizens Rejected a Ban on WhatsApp and Telegram, Afghan Officials Backed Down

Global Voices Advocacy

"The order must be immediately withdrawn, otherwise we put Ghani’s name in line with dictators like Putin, Bashar Assad, Kim Jong Un and many more."

14 November 2017

In India, Class and Gender Inequities Impede Justice for Sexual Harassment Victims

Global Voices Advocacy

"...the entire justice system itself is aligned towards keeping patriarchy and caste system intact."

10 November 2017

Netizen Report: Memes and ‘Obscene’ Messages Are Under Fire in Indonesia

Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

9 November 2017

Humanitarian Crisis Escalates at Australia's Refugee Detention Centre in Papua New Guinea

Catastrophe looms with food, water, electricity and health services cutoff to asylum seekers refusing to leave Australia's former Manus Island regional processing centre in Papua New Guinea.

5 November 2017

Athletes, Politicians Back Georgian Soccer Player's Support for LGBT Rights

"We are far from getting there, but I see change," one Tbilisi resident commented.

3 November 2017

Award-Winning Malian Blogger Boukary Konaté Was a Teacher, a Trailblazer and a Friend

Boukary Konaté traveled to regions of Mali far away from the capital to train the younger generations in the basics of blogging and safeguarding their culture.

United Arab Emirates: Seven Months After Completing His Sentence, Blogger Osama Al-Najjar Remains in Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in 2014 for tweeting in support of his imprisoned father.

2 November 2017

Miss Peru Pageant Protests Gender Violence to International Applause, but not all Peruvians Are Clapping

"[If] Miss Peru really cared for the well being of Peruvian women [...] they would use that airtime in something more productive than having yet another 'beauty' queen..."

30 October 2017

The Venezuelan Crisis Understood Through Video Games

Creative ways of protesting in Venezuela leave traces in different spaces and amplify a variety of points of views around the Venezuelan conflict.

The Portuguese People Want Justice for Victims of Fires That Ravaged Their Country This Year

According to the European Forest Fire Information System, around 500,000 hectares of forest have burned in 2017 alone – an area roughly twice the size the district of Lisbon.

26 October 2017

After 113 Days Behind Bars, #Istanbul10 Human Rights Defenders Are Released Pending Trial

Global Voices Advocacy

“I don’t have anything to regret. I just did my work as a human rights defender,” Idil Eser told the court.

23 October 2017

A Macedonian Comic Strip Encourages Women to Pursue Computer Programming Careers

Neta, a comic strip about a young woman who works as software engineer, has become a fixture of Macedonian tech culture.

In Iran, Music Streaming Sites Soundcloud and Spotify Are Back Online

Global Voices Advocacy

Spotify and Soundcloud are now accessible for Iranians.

22 October 2017

Ukrainian Wikipedia Awards National Winners of ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest

The Ukrainian part of the global competition featured 356 participants, some 15,000 photos and over 1,860 natural heritage subjects.

21 October 2017

The Femicide in Mexico by a ‘Cabify’ Driver That Shook Latin America

"#IfTheyKillMe I'm sure it will be for having been to a concert or to the theatre at night, I'm sure it will be my fault for enjoying my life."

20 October 2017

Netizen Report: Will Egypt’s Jailed Activists Ever See Justice?

Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

19 October 2017

Philippines: Human Rights Groups Ask Apple to Reject Games Glorifying President Duterte's War on Drugs

Global Voices Advocacy

"It is unacceptable that Apple is tolerant to making profit out of people’s unjust deaths and misery".

16 October 2017

A ‘Verified’ Social Media Account Can Help Protect Iranian Activists — If They’re Lucky Enough to Get One

Global Voices Advocacy

Social media companies can do more to protect communities facing online attacks.

14 October 2017

One Mother's Tireless Pursuit of Justice for Kashmir's Disappeared

"We don’t want their money. We want our children back."

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