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· December, 2011

Stories about Digital Activism from December, 2011

31 December 2011

Online Highlights from the Portuguese-Speaking World in 2011

2011 has been another year in which bloggers and activists from a number of Portuguese-speaking countries have come together to report, translate and promote blogs and citizen media from all...

30 December 2011

Chile: Neighbors and Netizens Unite to Save Concon Dunes

After 20 years of struggle against the construction of a real-estate project on a delicate and unique ecosystem called the Concon Dunes, neighbors and netizens have united their voices to...

29 December 2011

China: Dairy Company's Website Hacked by Angry Netizens

The latest round of tainted milk scandals broke out last week in China. The country's biggest dairy producer, Mengniu Dairy Co., admitted that some of its milk products contained aflatoxin...

Egypt: A Letter from Maikel Nabil

India: Looking Back on 2011

India: A Letter to the Home Minister, Protesting Forced Eviction

Macedonia: Twitter Hashtag for Prime Minister – #Ж

The Macedonian Twitter community is using the hashtag #Ж (uppercase of the Cyrillic letter romanized as Zh or Ž) as the shortcut symbol referring to the Macedonian PM. Filip Stojanovski...

28 December 2011

Russia: Moscow Election Committee Calls to Prosecute Popular Blogger

Russia: Social Network In-Between Security Services and Free Market

RuNet Echo

As social networks in Russia like Vkontakte play an ever increasing role in communication between post-election protesters, so too grows the interest of the security services to limit them. This...

27 December 2011

Morocco: The Tale of the February 20 Movement in 20 Videos

A look back at how the Moroccan pro-democracy movement "February 20" has used videos, as very powerful and viral social media tool to get its message across. Hisham Almiraat shares...

Egypt: Reaping Legal Victories as the Revolution Continues

Egyptians are reaping victories in the halls of courtrooms. First, blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah has been released by a judge pending investigations, after spending 56 days behind bars yesterday. Then,...

Russia: The Opposition in St. Petersburg Fails to Reach Understanding

RuNet Echo

December 2011 post-election protest events consist of two elements: 'professional oppositioners' and concerned citizens. In Moscow those two elements managed to get together. In St. Petersburg, however, the meeting was...

26 December 2011

Brazil: Murder or Suicide of Controversial Blogger?

Blogger Alexander Hamilton, 'the Mosquito', was found dead in his apartment in Brazil. According to the police, it was a case of "suicide by hanging." This quick conclusion, however, has...

23 December 2011

Spain: Fighting for the Right to a Home

The housing bubble, the financial crisis, and high unemployment rates have left thousands of families without homes in Spain and the victims of foreclosures have names and stories to tell.

Ethiopia: Swedish Journalists Found Guilty of Terrorism Charges

The verdict against two Swedish journalists, Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson, detained in Ethiopia has caused strong reactions from defenders of press freedom. The judge in the case has called...

Video Highlights: Protests, Elections, Culture and GV

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, selected...

Russia: Opposition Faces Online Communication Problems

RuNet Echo

The ability to broadcast the events of December 2011 in Russia live online, has made people around the world and in the country the spectators of a truly historical event –...

22 December 2011

Russia: Phone Hacking Case Unites Opposition

RuNet Echo

The leaking of private phone conversations of a prominent Russian opposition leader to the media has given rise to many issues and left a lot of questions unanswered. Dmitry Davidov...

Armenia: Activists Demand Controversial Governor's Dismissal

Surik Khachatryan, the governor of Armenia's southern Syunik province, has been making headlines in the last month for all the wrong reasons. No stranger to controversy, activists are now demanding...

Brazil: Blogging on the Archives of the Dictatorship

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