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· November, 2010

Stories about Digital Activism from November, 2010

30 November 2010

Cablegate: Lessons on tech for transparency

Technology for Transparency Network

Wikileaks' release of over 250,000 United States embassy cables is one of the hottest subjects in media and government right now. Renata Avila looks at what Cablegate can teach us...

Russia: Leading Activist Blogger on How Internet Changes Politics

RuNet Echo

Marina Litvinovich, is one of the most influential activist bloggers in Russia. In an interview with Gregory Asmolov, she shares her vision of the future role of the Internet in...

Haiti: Valid Vote?

Trinidad & Tobago: CLICO Showdown

Caucasus: Revelations & Confusion over Cablegate

As the media worldwide reveals revelation after revelation with the gradual release of over 251,000 leaked U.S. Embassy cables over the coming weeks, there were also some items of specific...

Cuba: The Remaining 11

WikiLeaks About Korea

Russia: Competing Models of Internet Politics

RuNet Echo

RuNet becomes an arena of the competition of at least two concepts of the usage of the cyberspace: "United Russia"'s formula "Internet instead of democracy" and independent, grass-roots formula "Internet...

Central & Eastern Europe: Initial Reactions to WikiLeaks’ Cablegate

RuNet Echo

While other regions feature a lot more prominently in the collection of U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks thus far, a few countries of the CEE region do appear in...

29 November 2010

Latin America: Summary of Several Leaked Documents on the Region

Philippines: Student unrest over education budget cuts

Students from various public universities in the Philippines held massive protest actions against the budget cuts imposed by the government. Students documented the 'campus strikes' by using the internet.

South Asia: The Morality Of Exposing Others’ Secrets

WikiLeaks, an international non-profit media organization has created waves around the world by publishing 251,287 confidential documents, which detail correspondence between the U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies around the...

Take Back the Tech to Eliminate Violence Against Women

The global campaign Take Back the Tech! started on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year it is focused on developing actions that...

Russia: Online Cartoon Against Corruption in Road Construction

Brazil: Letter from the Digital Culture Forum for internet freedom

28 November 2010

Haiti: Election Day

Today, Haiti goes to the polls in an election that has been fraught with controversy and affected by the ongoing cholera epidemic. With the country's most popular political party being...

Brazil: Youth using citizen media to chronicle Rio violence

26 November 2010

Haiti: Cholera & Elections

Brazil: President today, blogger tomorrow

Outgoing Brazilian president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula) was interviewed for the first time this week by a range of progressive bloggers, an event seen by many as a...

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