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· November, 2011

Stories about Digital Activism from November, 2011

Indonesia: Social Media Situation

Indonesian netizen @donnybu posts on Slideshare a presentation about the social media situation in Indonesia, including the challenges faced by internet users as they campaign for greater internet freedom

Russia: Creators of Election Violation Map Come Under Attack

With a week to go until Russia's parliamentary elections, the Golos election monitoring association has been experiencing unprecedented pressure, including a break-in by a television team, accusatory articles in major...

China: New Tactics to Rally Around Blind Activist Lawyer

Andy Yee translated an activist, Xiao Cuo's suggestion on sustainable tactics to support blind activist lawyer, Chen Guangcheng who have been detained by the local government in Shandong for more...

Hong Kong: LGBT Come Out Video

“I am who I am”, produced by an activist group, Nutongxueshe, is a series of video for the LGBT community in Hong Kong to come out and speak about their...

Ukraine: Government Gives In to Pressure, Bans Killing of Stray Dogs

On Oct. 22, Vasyl Pawlowsky wrote about the often “sadistic” ways of getting rid of stray dogs in Ukraine ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championship. Tell Ukraine to Stop...

DR of Congo: Citizens Organize Unofficial Polling as They Await Election Results

Colette Braeckman writes in her blog [fr]: “Congolese citizens have become experts in election monitoring; they are grabbing pens and notepads, going from one voting polls to the other and...

Latin America: A Conversation with Carolina Botero about Intellectual Property

Juan Arellano chats with Carolina Botero, one of the Latin American representatives of Creative Commons, about intellectual property in the region, how indigenous communities can make use of it, and...

Malaysia: Opposition to Peaceful Assembly Bill

An online campaign was launched to pressure members of Parliament of Malaysia to reject the proposed Peaceful Assembly Bill which activists believe will curtail freedom of expression and the people's...

Mali, Niger: Tuareg Voices Barely Heard Over the Sounds of War

Since the start of the war in Libya, many security and political experts have warned against potential Touareg threats in Mali and Niger. Is it a real threat or mere...

Russia: “Anti-Gay” Bill Postponed Till Nov. 30

Siberian Light reports that the second reading of the “anti-gay” bill in the St. Petersburg City Duma has been postponed till Nov. 30 – “to allow time for a face-saving...

Russia: Siberian Light's This Week in Russia Blogs #1

Andy of Siberian Light presents This Week in Russia Blogs #1, a revamped version of Russia Blog Roundup weekly series. Anglophone posts highlighted in the current edition include A Good...

Portugal: A Peek into a Day of General Strike

Throughout the day of general strike in Portugal, November 24, Twitter user @Shyznogud has curated online media content for the page “a peek into the strike” on Scoop.it. Journalist Paulo...

Egypt: Popular Justice Tackles Police Brutality

Social media users in Egypt have revealed the identity of a police officer accused of shooting to target protester's eyes. Tarek Amr reports of the emergence of several popular justice...

South Korea: Video of Protests against Free Trade Deal with US

South Korea's ruling party rammed a contested free trade deal with the United States through parliament, evoking once again mass protests against the agreement. Citizen journalist Aya posted videos of...

Pakistan: Twitter Reactions to the SMS Filtering Announcement

The Pakistan Telecom Authorities' possible attempt at SMS filtering for abusive contents, had twitter timelines flooded with reactions; mostly humorous. Sana Saleem compiles Twitter reactions and provides update on the...

South Korea: Comedian Sued for Making Fun of Politicians

Politics is seen as a fair target for most comedy shows, but in South Korea a politician is suing a comedian. The lawsuit - claiming that the performer defamed all...

Russia: Drawing World Leaders’ Attention to St. Petersburg Anti-LGBT Bill

AllOut.org: “Political leaders in St. Petersburg are about to vote on law that will make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in...

Cuba: Blogger and Scholar Ted Henken on New Media in Cuba

Ellery Biddle interviews City University of New York (CUNY) Professor of Sociology Ted Henken, a Cuba expert who is the author of El Yuma, a blog that explores social currents...

Bulgaria: New Protest Against Shale Gas Planned

A new protest is being planned for Nov. 26 in Sofia, part of a series of protests against Chevron's shale gas extraction in northeast Bulgaria. On Nov. 20, nearly 500...

Puerto Rico: Who's Running the Medical School?

Gil the Jenius is calling for the firing of those who were allegedly responsible for the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine's recent loss of accreditation (which has since been...

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