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· September, 2011

Stories about Digital Activism from September, 2011

Cuba: The Reality of Prison

A former political prisoner blogs about his experience with the Cuban jail system, here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Expenditure & Accountability

“Discussion is revolving around the country’s earnings from our energy resources and the likely size of the next year’s budget, expected to be delivered in early October”: Afra Raymond warns...

Cuba: Inequitable Party

Generation Y compares the official distribution of “rental properties, cars, businesses [and] houses” to a pinata at a children's party, saying: “What is most worrying is [that] the…existence of such...

Mexico: #ReformaPoliticaYA (‘Political Reform Now’), Reactions on Twitter

It has been several months since citizen organizations and activists tried to attain the approval of a political reform that includes, among other points, reelection for mayors and legislators. The...

Macedonia: Protests Against Police Brutality Continue

Several hundred persons continued the street protests against police brutality in Skopje on September 29. With only two exceptions, the Macedonian media largely obeyed the embargo on covering the protests.

Bahamas: Time to Take Action Against Crime

As a missing child is found dead, Weblog Bahamas says: “I would call on Prime Minister Ingraham to not wait until next Monday to make a statement to the nation...

Cuba: Jailed Activists

Uncommon Sense continues to keep a close eye on three members of the Damas de Blanco who were arrested recently, as well as political prisoner Sara Martha Fonseca, whose son...

Brazil: Blogging Carnival in Defense of Abortion

The Brazilian blog Blogueiras Feministas (Feminist Bloggers) has selected [pt] a series of posts about the women's right to abortion following a blogging carnival that took place on September 28.

Cuba: A Tireless Defender of Gay Rights

Francisco Rodríguez Cruz is a Cuban journalist and activist who for over a year has maintained a controversial blog committed to advancing the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

Puerto Rico: Online Forum for Good Dads

“Over the years, I've worried about how I'm doing as a father”, says Gil the Jenius – which is why he has nothing but praise for a new website that...

Trinidad & Tobago: Black Power Documentary

“You could put all of the scholarship produced by the University of the West Indies and all the newspaper and TV stories done about the 1970 uprising in Trinidad and...

Cuba: Female Prisoner on Hunger Strike

Pedazos de La Isla uploads a video showing “what happened on Saturday, September 24th, to Sara Marta Fonseca Quevedo and other dissidents who were peacefully protesting”, while Uncommon Sense notes...

Kuwait: After Three Months in Prison, Court Releases Twitter User

Kuwaiti Twitter user Nasser Abul has been released from prison after serving three months for insulting the Bahraini and Saudi regimes. Netizens react after his release.

Philippines: Creative Protests During Campus Strikes

Last week's nationwide campus strikes in the Philippines against education budget cuts saw the lively and creative integration of online tools to mobilize thousands to fight for the right to...

Arab World: Nobel Peace Prize for Revolution Netizens?

Twitter is abuzz tonight as the names of Arab netizens are being circulated as possible candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for the roles they have played in the Arab...

Russia: A New Online Game Might Change Offline Moscow

A graduate of Strelka Institute Andrey Goncharov gave an interview about his final project an online game “Crowdsourced Moscow 2012″. According to the interview the game  can contibute to real...

Russia: Pro-Kremlin Youth Movement Leader Seeks New Internet ‘Activists’

A journalist  from “Afisha” magazine had succeded to attend a secret meeting in the underground Moscow bunker dedicated to the training of a new generation of pro-Kremlin Internet activists organized by a leader of...

Cuba: More Arrests Post-March

More reports of activists being arrested in the wake of a peaceful protest march that took place this past Saturday.

Chile: Twitter Trending Topics and #yomarchoel22

Students marched in favor of education reform on Thursday, September 22, but surprisingly, the hashtag netizens used on Twitter –#yomarchoel22– did not become a local Trending Topic. Enzo Abbagliati in...

El Salvador: Digital Newspaper Publishes Wikileaks Cables

“Almost 100 US State Department cables from the US Embassy in San Salvador have now been published on the website of El Faro. The collection of cables from WikiLeaks offers...

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