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· July, 2010

Stories about Digital Activism from July, 2010

Egypt: Do Egyptians have a natural aversion towards women?

Do Egyptians have a natural aversion towards women? Zeinobia is very unhappy with this emerging social trend, Mohaly is wondering where we are going with segregation, Diptychal wonders why they...

Nicaragua: 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media in Managua

On August 12 and 13 the event 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media (2.0 Encuentro de Blogs & Nuevos Medios) will take place in Managua, with the participation of...

Philippines: Opposition to Rail Transit Fare Hikes

Metro Manila commuters of the Metro Rail Transit will be facing fare hikes as the Philippine government plans to abandon subsidies for the public transportation because of rising operation and...

Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger

Sublime Oblivion interviews the author of A Good Treaty blog, continuing the Watching the Russia Watchers interview series that was launched by Andy Young of Siberian Light.

Italy: NO to Restrictions on Online Free Speech

A newly revised Media and Wiretapping bill before the Italian parliament today could introduce a threatening "liability risk" for all bloggers and online media.

Cuba, U.S.A.: Reason to Smile?

Ariel Sigler Amaya arrives in the United States from Cuba to undergo medical treatment; Uncommon Sense applauds his resolve.

Russia: Online Cartoon Character – Mr. Freeman – Deconstructs Reality, Mocks Netizens

Gregory Asmolov writes about Mr. Freeman, a sarcastic, gloomy and enigmatic online cartoon character, who has made millions of young Russians think about the way they live their lives.

Russia: LiveJournal Under Fire Of Criticism for “Innovations”

LiveJournal, Russia's still most popular blog platform, recently fell under severe criticism for several “innovations”: purging suspended and “inactive” accounts [EN] and closing OpenID registration [RUS] (allowed LJ-users to comment in other...

Russia: Forest Park Defenders Attack Khimki City Administration

User berillii posts [RUS] a footage of the storming of the Khimki city administration [EN] by anarchists and antifascists that took side of the Khimki forest park defenders. LJ-user mmet...

Armenia: Doubts about reported suicide in the Army

Unzipped comments on news that a contract officer in the Armenian army has been reported dead. With mistreatment in the military common and of concern to human rights groups, the...

Venezuela: Allies in Technology, Women Who are Not Afraid of Mice

Venezuelan NGO Aliadas en Cadena (Allies in Chains) created the group Aliadas en Tecnología (Allies in Technology) to promote the use of technology to empower women affected by poverty. Through...

Bangladesh: One Child to Rebuild a School

All it took was one child to talk about his destroyed school in front of a camera: through the following months, thanks to Shawn Ahmed of the Uncultured Project and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Types of Discrimination

gspottt applauds new Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for acknowledging that discrimination “includes, but is certainly not limited to, racial bias.”

Iran: Campaign to Free Jailed Photo-Blogger Hamed Saber

More than 70 Iranian university graduates and academics are calling for the release of Hamed Saber, an Iranian photo-blogger and computer scientist who was arrested for unknown reasons on 21...

Cuba: July 26

Cuban bloggers have their say about the observance of the July 26th anniversary of the military action that began the Cuban Revolution.

Lebanon: Tweet Up Date Set

A tweet up (a meeting for Twitter users) will be held in Hamra, Beirut, on July 28, from 7pm to 10pm local time. Here are the details.

Cambodia: The Official Launch of the First Online Human Rights Portal

Sithi.org, a Cambodian human rights portal that aims to crowdsource and curate reports of human rights violations, officially launched on July 22, 2010 with participation from various institutions including embassies,...

USA: Interview with Mary Joyce, Editor of Digital Activism Decoded

Mary Joyce is the editor of a new book called Digital Activism Decoded, that features contributions from authors and digital activists from around the world.

Azerbaijan: Youth activism and social media

Ali Resh uses online video tools to interview Baku-based Ruslan Asadov, along with now imprisoned video blogger Adnan Hajizade also a co-founder and member of the OL! Azerbaijani youth movement,...

Brazil: Training Citizen Media in the Suburbs of São Paulo

A new citizen journalism project is underway in the poor, marginalized suburbs of São Paulo. Journalist Bruno Garcez launched blog Mural [pt] where he posts citizen media tips and interacts...

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