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· July, 2010

Stories about Digital Activism from July, 2010

31 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...

29 July 2010

Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger

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?

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

RuNet Echo

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”

Russia: Forest Park Defenders Attack Khimki City Administration

Armenia: Doubts about reported suicide in the Army

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...

28 July 2010

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

27 July 2010

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...

26 July 2010

Cuba: July 26

Lebanon: Tweet Up Date Set

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

Technology for Transparency Network

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.

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