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· August, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from August, 2013

30 August 2013

South Korea: 4500 Catholic Leaders Protest Against the Spy Agency Scandal

UNICEF India Sounds the ‘Red Siren’ to #ENDviolence Against Children

While gender-related violence continues to rock India, with rape frequently making the headlines, a new campaign by UNICEF India turns the lenses on increasing sexual violence against children.

29 August 2013

South Koreans Call for Medical Checkups for Rescue Workers Dispatched to Fukushima

“Me & My Shadow”: Protecting Data on the Net

The Internet, mobile phones, and other such achievements of progress have become essential aspects of human existence, and have simplified communication between people and integrated them into a new space.

A Historian's Pessimistic Farewell to Macedonia

28 August 2013

Choosing ‘Exile’ Over Break-up, US Citizens Follow ‘Banned’ Spouses Abroad

Families tell their stories online through social media, where they also raise awareness about their cases and pressure US legislators to include their families in the much anticipated immigration reform.

25 August 2013

Chelsea Manning Case Surfaces Issues of Transparency, Security, Journalism, and Sexuality

What Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning's case means for whistleblowers, journalism, state secrecy, security, and the transgender community.

24 August 2013

Are Female Vigilantes The Answer To Stop Rapes In India?

India, reeling from the news of another woman gang-raped in Mumbai, is searching for a way to stop these sexual crimes.

Leaked Chinese Document Warns Against the Evils of Western Values

The directive reaffirms President Xi Jinping's political conservatism despite his economic reforms and tough stance on corruption.

Charges Dropped for South Korean Indicted for Retweeting North Korean Messages

23 August 2013

Jailed Blogger's Mother Begins Hunger Strike

The mother of jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has now joined him in a hunger strike to raise awareness for his plight.

Special Probe into South Korean Spy Agency's Electioneering Falls Flat

The investigation does not seem to be enough to quell public anger, which continues to grow over the agency's campaign of Internet posts that smeared the opposition.

22 August 2013

Regional Elections Offer Russian Opposition No Escape from Internecine Conflict

RuNet Echo

As regional races heat up with less than a month to go before the September 8, 2013 election day, Russia's opposition parties are engaging in their usual tactics of attacking...

21 August 2013

‘Dark Is Beautiful’ Campaign Questions India's Skin Colour Prejudices

Skin-bleaching products are a multi-million dollar industry in India, where fair skin is believed to be a precursor to success and dark skin is viewed as ugly.

Death Threats Follow Cartoonist Latuff's Criticism of Brazil's Military Police

Known for political cartoons drawn with simple strokes and acidic humor, cartoonist Carlos Latuff believes he is in danger due to his recent jabs at the military police.

20 August 2013

Iran: Jailed Blogger on Hunger Strike

Spanish Government's Complaint Box Causes Boomerang Effect

Why has the Spanish government's "complaint box" caused such controversy? Elena Arrontes explains.

School Teacher Becomes Target of Political Prosecution in Hong Kong

Pro-Beijing groups and the Hong Kong government are going after a school teacher who swore at police officers as they allowed a group of Falun Gong protesters to be harassed.

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