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· August, 2011

Stories about Digital Activism from August, 2011

31 August 2011

Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community

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After seeing the huge impact of social media on the Egyptian revolution, Egyptian blogger, Mahmoud Salem (@SandMonkey) decided to collaborate with a non-profit organisation, Peace and Plenty, to help them...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Is Mexican Society Violent by Nature?

This summary of our Blog Carnival: Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs looks at what Mexican bloggers think about their society which is sometimes described as violent by nature. Bloggers...

Russia: Chamber of Accounts’ Leak Exposes Significant Financial Violations

30 August 2011

Cuba: Sixth Sunday vs. Women

Jamaica: Collaborative Documentary for Independence

Iran: Rogue SSL certificate and Iranian dissidents

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Citizen Media on the Scene

This second post reporting on the 2011 Blog Carnival, summarizes opinions of Mexican bloggers on the way media covers violence, and above all, on the role of citizen media in...

Philippines: Human Rights Documentation Project

Philippines: Family of Slain Journalist Launches Signature Campaign

Malaysia: Generation 709 Calls for Political Reforms

Following the Bersih democracy rally last July 9, a group of young Malaysians has come forward to continue the demand for free and fair elections, calling themselves ‘Generation 709’. The...

Japan: A Revealing Blog by a Fukushima Robot Operator

South Korea: Journalist Taking Pictures of Women Without Consent

29 August 2011

Russia: Shark Attacks in Vladivostok

RuNet Echo

Russia is not known for sharks attacks, but this summer a number of incidents have occurred. Masha Egupova reports, and examines the blogosphere's response to the recent spate of shark...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Verbalizing the Violence

Our first 2011 Blog Carnival had the theme "Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs". In this first part of the final summary, we showcase what Mexican bloggers thought about past...

28 August 2011

Saudi Arabia: A Special Twitter Hashtag for the King!

A Saudi hashtag entitled #tal3mrak which literary translates into “May god prolong your life” or “your majesty” if translated into a Western context, took Twitter by storm today. The hashtag...

Egypt: Omar Soliman Facebook Army

A poll conducted by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces on their Facebook page to see how much support each of the potential Egyptian presidential elections candidates had on the...

South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

More than 2,600 South Korean pop songs have been censored in the past two years for their "hazardous" lyrics. One entertainment agency, however, filed a lawsuit against the government that...

Iran: Protests to Save Lake Urmia Reignited

Once again protesters have poured again into streets of Tabriz and Urmia in Iran's Azerbaijan region on Sunday to call on the Iranian government to save the dying Urmia Lake.

Mexico Mourns Casino Royale Victims on Twitter

The attack and fire in Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico, resulted in 52 casualties, in another event further tied to violence from organized crime. Twitter users look for their relatives...

27 August 2011

Libya: The Liberation of Tripoli

The Internet is back on in the Libyan capital Tripoli, after a blackout that lasted about six months. One by one bloggers and tweeps from Tripoli are coming online, sharing...

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