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· August, 2010

Stories about Digital Activism from August, 2010

Egypt: Utilizing Technology to Demand Accountability on Torture, Police Brutality

Bloggers and activists in Egypt are using freely available online tools to expose torture and police brutality and to hold the government accountable for these human rights abuses.

Cuba: Same Old Song

Cuba: Naming Names

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Welectricity

East Timor: Narrowing the Digital Divide in Images

Taiwan: 250000 Facebook users against inadequate court sentence

Russia: Online Cooperation as an Alternative for Government?

Gregory Asmolov analyzes causes of the highly successful cooperation within the Russian online community during the recent wildfires crisis and examines whether online collaboration can provide a sustainable alternative for...

Guatemala: Attack Against a Blog?

Russia: “Jailbird Moms”

Mexico: Wikileaks Releases Mexican Documents

Cuba: Double Standard

Anguilla: One Step Back

Iran: Jailed blogger Goudarzi receives NPC award

MENA: Kuwaiti Cartoons Cause Moroccans Offense

A popular Kuwaiti television programme has upset some Moroccan viewers, who say it depicts Moroccans in a negative light. The cartoon, called Bu Qutada wa Bu Nabeel, portrays Morocco as...

Chile: Strong Citizen Response Against Thermal Energy Project

The approval of a thermal energy project sparked a strong online and on-the-ground citizen response; the plant was to be built near the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve and Punta de...

Russia: Noize MC's New Song

Guyana: Domestic Violence

Azerbaijan: Lilit

Iran: Blogger May Face Charge of ‘Waging War Against God’

There is a growing concern that Shiva Nazar Ahari, a jailed human rights activist and blogger may be charged with moharbeh (waging war against God/enmity against God) in an upcoming...

Haiti: Shifting Focus

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