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· November, 2011

Stories about Digital Activism from November, 2011

30 November 2011

Indonesia: Social Media Situation

Russia: Creators of Election Violation Map Come Under Attack

RuNet Echo

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

Hong Kong: LGBT Come Out Video

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

29 November 2011

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

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...

26 November 2011

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

24 November 2011

Portugal: A Peek into a Day of General Strike

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...

23 November 2011

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

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

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...

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