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· July, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from July, 2013

31 July 2013

Transgender Teen's Murder Raises Spectre of Jamaican Homophobia

The mob murder of a transgender youth has got bloggers discussing the country's homophobic laws and Jamaicans' attitude towards gay people.

Abre Latam, an Open Conference for an Open Region

Technology for Transparency Network

Reviews and photos from Abre Latam, an event about open data and transparency in Latin American governments which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay.

#FreeSafy – Bahrain Arrests Blogger in Dawn Raid

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Hassan was arrested at dawn today. His telephone and computer were confiscated. Netizens call for his release.

30 July 2013

Kuwaiti Emir Pardons Jailed Tweeters

Under Kuwaiti law, lese majeste is prohibited as the Emir's stance "cannot be violated." Some argued those convicted and imprisoned were exercising their freedom of speech.

Bangladesh Experiences Second Stage Of Cyber Crime

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Student Movement in Taiwan

29 July 2013

Can Pirates Save the Russian Internet?

RuNet Echo

Judging from attendance at recent demonstrations, Russian supporters of internet freedom have their work cut out for them if they want to move their cause from online to offline.

Delestron, the Supervillain that Embodies Blackouts in Côte d'Ivoire

26 July 2013

PHOTOS: Every Mozambican Can Be an Independent Electoral Observer

Armed with mobile phones, more and more people in Mozambique are monitoring the run-up to the country's fall municipal elections, helped along by an online platform from newspaper @Verdade.

25 July 2013

Sifting Fact From Fiction on the French Speaking Web

"Some people, known for their political activism, knowingly share false information." In this post we look at fact-checking projects in Francophone online media.

VIDEO: ‘Hacking Democracy’ in Loja, Ecuador

In Loja citizens use social networks to propose concrete ideas to better their city. The organization Loja es Más launched a video where they tell us about their work.

Facepopular, a ‘Popular’ Social Network Made in Argentina

Argentine political militants have created Facepopular, a social network deemed "popular and Latin American". Within a month of its launch, the network has gained more than 24,000 users.

Ethnic Slurs Haunt Alexey Navalny

RuNet Echo

Alexey Navalny came under harsh criticism from Russian opposition movement colleagues just days after he was released from Kirov jail, and as soon as it became clear that he would...

Alleged Fraud during Parliamentary Elections in Togo

24 July 2013

Sudanese Refugee Detained for Owning a Bicycle in Israel

Darfuri asylum-seeker and actor, Babaker (Babi) Ibrahim was arrested by Israeli police for not having a receipt for his bicycle, which was thus presumed to be stolen. His detention without...

23 July 2013

Saudi Arabia Jails Seven Facebook Users for Calling for Protests

Political dissent is not tolerated in Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy. Seven men are now behind bars, accused of disturbing public order and calling for protests on Facebook.

Radio Vieques to Heal Puerto Rican Island Following Years of Bombing Exercises

The island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, suffered over 60 years of use as a United States Navy military base and an area for bombing exercises.

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