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· March, 2012

Stories about Digital Activism from March, 2012

31 March 2012

Chile: Open Letter to Daniel Zamudio Goes Viral

Georgia: Tongue-in-cheek development forecast

Human Rights Mapping in Cambodia

Human rights advocates in Cambodia have been using online maps to document, monitor, and expose human rights violations across the country. Some of the maps track land conflicts, media killings,...

India, Bangladesh: Caught In The Cyber War

A cyber war between Bangladesh and India broke out last month as Bangladeshi hackers defaced Indian border security Force's website in protest of the recent border killings by BSF. Indian...

Bahrain: Tweeting Against Formula 1

As Bahrain gears up to host the Grand Prix, from April 20 to 22, netizens are rallying for the cancellation of the car race claiming that human rights violations are...

30 March 2012

Spain: General Strike Across Cities and Neighborhoods

Hundreds of people took the streets around cities and neighborhoods in Spain yesterday to participate in a general strike (29M) to protest against proposed government cuts to indispensable social services....

Ghana: Social Media Use in 2012 General Eelections

As Ghanaians are getting ready for presidential and parliamentary elections that will be held on 7 December 2012, BloggingGhana community has lauched a social media initiative that seeks to train...

South Korea: Politician Ridiculed for Twitter Account “Explosion” Accusation

In South Korea,a politician's ridiculous comment that his Twitter account was "exploded" by the opposition has come under fire. The politician's remark and the governing conservative party's rhetoric have drawn...

Macedonia: Video Streaming for the Civil Society

29 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Again this week, the regional blogosphere was dominated by talk of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. With reports of repression at an all-time high, Cuban bloggers were dismayed by...

South Korea: Youtube Video on Saving Jeju Village from Naval Base Construction

Chile: Daniel Zamudio, Victim of a Brutal Hate Crime, Passes Away

Daniel Zamudio, a young gay man, became the victim of a brutal attack on March 3. In this post we show some of the reactions from blogs, online news sites...

28 March 2012

Chile: Blogging About Government Transparency in ‘El Vaso’

Bolivia: Promoting Internet Connectivity in the ‘Real’ and ‘Virtual’ World

Cuba: Who will the Pope Support?

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Santiago de Cuba on Monday, the second visit by a Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church to the island in 14 years. The web, especially...

Brazil: Thoughts on Access to Science on Document Freedom Day

‘Mujeres Construyendo': Empowering Women, One Blog at a Time

Mujeres Construyendo, the first platform for female bloggers in Spanish, wants to convert Hispanic women into creators of internet content. We talk to its founder, Claudia Calvin, about this growing...

Armenia: US Ambassador urges free, fair and credible elections

27 March 2012

Senegal: The Provisional Tally of the Presidential Elections

India: Young Women Learning About Participatory Video

A group of young women in the slums of Hyderabad in India are learning how to make videos to change their communities, and in this next film the group of...

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