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· October, 2012

Stories about Digital Activism from October, 2012

31 October 2012

Puerto Rico: Political Parties Reap the Benefits of Social Media

Social media have become a key part of daily life in Puerto Rico, a fact which has not escape the attention of the country's various political parties. Each of these...

Transcript of Catalan Journalists’ Video Against Their Libel Fine

Discover the transcript of some parts of the video that the editors of the Catalan magazine Cafè amb Llet uploaded to YouTube to comment on their recent libel sentence and...

Spain: Journalists Fined After Revealing Corruption in Catalonia

Marta Sibina and Albano Dante, editors of the citizen media magazine Cafè amb Llet, have been fined 10,000 euro for libel. They uploaded to YouTube a video strongly criticizing the...

Mexican Blogger Ruy Salgado Reappears, Ends Broadcast

Afef Abrougui, Blogging From Tunisia

Afef Abrougui, a contributor for Global Voices in Tunisia, tells us about her experience in the demonstrations that took place in her country in 2011 and what she expects for...

30 October 2012

Talking With Rebecca MacKinnon About ‘Consent Of The Networked’

Global Voices In Spanish talked to Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder of Global Voices, about her book Consent Of The Networked, which deals with the governance of the Internet and the right...

What Exactly is a Hackathon? And What is Open Data?

Technology for Transparency Network

We previously announced the next hackathon for Latin America: Developing Latin America 2012. But it's likely that some readers are not sure what a hackathon is or above all, what...

Philippines: Online Shame Campaign Against “Epal” Politicians

With less than a few months before the 2013 national elections, various groups have launched an online shame campaign against the common practice of Filipino politicians to attach their names...

29 October 2012

Russia: Assessing Predictions About the Coordinating Council Election

RuNet Echo

As RuNet Echo readers know well, the Coordinating Council's elections took place last week, and that body has already convened virtually through Facebook and once again in person. Weeks in...

President Martinelli Addresses Panama After Repealing Law 72

President Martinelli of Panama gave a conciliatory speech to try and draw a close to a chaotic week which has left four people dead and many injured as they demonstrated...

28 October 2012

Sri Lanka: Tales Of Police Torture

Ukraine: Election Votes for Sale Via Social Network

Slovakia: Protesting SOZA's Newest Copyright Fees

SOZA's general manager Vladimír Repčík addressed Slovak high school seniors via his blog on October 22, urging them to register with his agency and pay €15 for their traditional graduation...

27 October 2012

Ukraine: Technology for Transparent Elections

Technology for Transparency Network

Amidst mounting allegations of the ruling party's use of administrative resource during election campaign, the government has pledged to keep the Oct. 28 free and fair. Local election monitoring groups,...

25 October 2012

Brazil: The Cry of Resistance of the Guarani Kaiowá

Under yet another threat of eviction from their lands, the Brazilian indigenous community of Guarani-Kaiowá released a letter that has rippled across the press and the web as a cry...

Russia: Cryptanalytic Vulnerabilities in the Opposition's Online Elections

RuNet Echo

The opposition's Elections Commission accidentally leaked personal voter data to one of its most dangerous enemies, Sergei Mavrodi's MMM group. How avoidable was this mistake, and does the fact that...

Philippines: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested over Facebook Post

The arrest of a 62-year old anti-mining activist in the Philippines for a 'libelous' Facebook post spawned fears of a clampdown on dissenters through the recently enacted anti-cybercrime legislation.

Russia: With Opposition's Online Elections Over, Scandals Plague Results

RuNet Echo

The Coordinating Council elections are finally over. Now that the final tally is in, it’s time to look more closely at what happened. Scandals and provocations have led to results...

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