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· September, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from September, 2013

28 September 2013

Crowd-funding Revives Australian Climate Council After Government Axe

Following the axing of the Australian government Climate Commission it has been reborn as the not-for-profit Climate Council thanks to crowd-funding.

IBM, Cisco Supply Brazil with Surveillance Tools for World Cup

With the perspective of mega events, Brazil became a priority for the global surveillance industry. On the front line of the technological centers which concentrate decisions concerning security during the...

Russian News Websites Black Out to Protest Journalist's Arrest

RuNet Echo

A photographer was among the 30 activists arrested by Russian border guards on board Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise. His detention has riled up Russian journalists and other media figures.

27 September 2013

Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact

Technology for Transparency Network

This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.

Documentary Films Tackle Child Sexual Abuse in India

Indian documentary films are heightening awareness about child abuse. By talking to children, responsible adults and even abusers, these films are helping open up an erstwhile shuttered space.

Brazil Becomes Hot Market for Surveillance Technology Ahead of World Cup

Giants of the surveillance sector get contracts in a number of Brazilian cities to monitor citizens during the games of 2014 - from security scanners to remote tracking software.

26 September 2013

Protests in Sudan: Dozens Feared Dead

Sudan's answer against protests was cutting off the Internet and killing dozens of protestors. Activists say Sudan pulled the Internet plug to stop activists from sharing its crackdown on protestors.

25 September 2013

Nairobi Mall Attack Inspires Two Online Tools for Emergencies

The Ping will help families to quickly check in with each other during an emergency while Blood Donation Kenya matches blood location centers with people willing to help with donation.

Crowdsourcing Accountability of the Electoral Campaign in Portugal

Brazilian President Calls for Global Respect of Net Neutrality at the UN

24 September 2013

No Longer Silent: “Queer Pakistan”

Pakistan’s shunned LGBT youth have a new place to seek support online. Global Voices speaks with one of Queer Pakistan's founders.

Latin America: “Where do the Disappeared go?”

The internet is a source of innumerable initiatives and stories that remember the disappeared and fight against impunity.

South Korean Catholic Leaders Protest Spy Agency Scandal

700 Catholic clergy members held a protest against the spy agency's manipulation of the presidential election - the first time in recent decades that the Catholic Church has organized such...

23 September 2013

GV Face: Worldwide Media Coverage of Syria

GV Face

How different is reporting on Syria depending on where you are? And what does that mean for Syrians? We discussed this and more in our second edition of GV Face.

In The Central African Republic, “We Still Hope to Live Together In Peace”

Latin America Remembers the Disappeared

The disappearance of people has left a profound footprint in Latin America, where cases of disappearance still exist today. Photographs, songs and blogs help to keep memories alive.

@ReporteYa: Citizen Journalism from #Venezuela

Paula Gonzalo tells us about “Reporte Ya”, an example of a collaboration between professional and citizen journalism.

19 September 2013

Cyclists in Fortaleza, Brazil Win Bike Lane After Pressuring Authorities

After members of Fortaleza's Critical Mass took matters into their own hands over the lack of a bike lane, city officials finally created one.

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