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· April, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from April, 2013

29 April 2013

Lenin Paladines: Science Fiction from Ecuador

We talked to the young writer from Loja, Ecuador, Lenin Paladines, author of a blog about science fiction with which he hopes to promote reading among young people.

Open Letter to Blogger Yoani Sánchez

27 April 2013

Russian Conspiracy Theories About Boston Bombings Abound

RuNet Echo

"Bush blew up the Twin Towers, Putin blew up [the towns of] Buinaksk and Volgodonsk. Obama blew up the marathon." The RuNet, just like the Internet at large, has always...

RSF Addresses the Situation at Ukraine's TVi Channel

25 April 2013

Hungarian Students Blog on Freedom of Information Requests

Giants, Hackers, Trolls: Where Mythology and Online Activism Meet

The online world has much more in common with the mythological world than you might expect. A look at Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and Anonymous and their corresponding roles in mythology.

24 April 2013

Diaper Ad Hit for ‘Twisting’ Philippine History

A popular diaper manufacturer has been ordered to stop airing a TV advertisement that parodies an episode in Philippine history. An online petition was also initiated which criticized the ad...

Tokyo Joins NASA's App Challenge

23 April 2013

Documenting Cases Of Discrimination To End Untouchability

Video Volunteers, an international media and human rights NGO, launched the ARTICLE 17 campaign last year which involves taking actions on testimonies of different forms of untouchability documented on video...

Developing Latin America: A Summary

Japan's Next Election Campaign will be Tweeted, Emailed and Blogged

Japan has approved a bill that will allow political candidates to tweet and blog during their election campaigns. Up until recently Japanese electoral candidates had to cautiously navigate their Facebook...

22 April 2013

“Manipulative” Coverage of Macedonia's Media Law

“TrashOut”: RuNet's Interactive Map of Illegal Dumps

RuNet Echo

A new 'illegal dumps' interactive map has been launched in Russia for iOS and Android devices. The first of its kind in Russia, it allows users to mark unauthorized landfill...

Migrant Workers Shooting in Greece Sets Off #BloodStrawberries Boycott

After supervisors shot and injured more than 30 undocumented migrant workers from Bangladesh in the strawberry farms of Nea Manolada for demanding months of owed wages, netizens launched an international...

Your Legal Guide to Digital Security for Arab Human Rights Activists

Global Voices Advocacy

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, in Egypt, issued a “legal guide to digital security” as part of its digital freedoms programme. The guide was produced for campaigners...

Venezuela: The Start of Reconciliation?

In the midst of the confusion and clashes that set the standard in the streets and on the Internet after the elections on 14th April, citizen media were also the...

Hong Kong Man Arrested for Cursing China's President with Graffiti

The excessive use of police force in the recent arrest of a man who wrote graffiti cursing the Chinese President has outraged many in Hong Kong.

Chinese Earthquake as Seen on Weibo

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