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· November, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from November, 2013

30 November 2013

VIDEOS: Ukraine's Police Brutally Beat #Euromaidan Protesters to “Clear” Square

In citizen photos and videos, police are seen beating protesters with batons, chasing unarmed protesters, and even kicking protesters that fall trying to escape.

Ukraine: Understanding the #Euromaidan Protests

29 November 2013

Be the Change – Share Stories of Civic Activism

Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El Fattah Arrested — Again

Global Voices Advocacy

Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested in Cairo late Thursday night. Supporters suspect the arrest took place under Egypt's new anti-protest law.

28 November 2013

Keeping up with the 2013 World Forum for Democracy

Tokyo Governor Money Scandal Turns Graphic Meme

Tokyo Metropolitan Governor apologizes over money scandal. Japan's twitter users take it as a joke.

South Korea: Ordinary Citizen's Extraordinary Feat in Revealing Election Manipulation

South Korea Retaliates Against Outspoken Catholic Priest with ‘Pro-North’ Accusations

A Catholic priest vocal in his criticism against South Korea's president over her government's electioneering scandal has been branded a 'pro-North Korea sympathizer' and is under investigation.

25 November 2013

Ukrainian pro-EU Protest Pleases the Russian Opposition

RuNet Echo

But no consensus on whether Ukraine should continue the long process of EU accession or whether it should forge yet closer ties with Russia.

South Korea's Spy Agency, Military Sent 24.2 Million Tweets to Manipulate Election

A recent investigation revealed that the latest presidential election manipulation was done systematically and on a massive scale. The South Korean Twittersphere is buzzing with angry comments.

Brazilian Activists Meet in Free Media Week in Rio de Janeiro

Iran: Jailed Blogger Needs Urgent Medical Care

Two Brazilian Women Kill Themselves After Sex Tape, Nude Photos Leaked

"I am afraid but I think is goodbye forever," 17-year-old Julia Rebeca wrote on her Twitter account before taking her own life.

24 November 2013

100 Digital Projects That Truly Inspire

Interactive Map of #Euromaidan Protests in Support Ukraine's EU Integration

‘People That Look Like Themselves': A Comic that Celebrates Natural Black Hair

Angolan artist Francisca Nzenze Meireles, aka Chiquinha, discusses the inspiration for her comic, which relates the day-to-day experiences of those who love their naturally curly hair.

23 November 2013

Is South Korea Encouraging Portal Sites to Self-Censor?

The South Korean government has announced plans to allow large portal sites to censor or delete user comments that are deemed libelous or slanderous.

Brazilian “Wikicity” Travels to the World Forum for Democracy

22 November 2013

VIDEO: Fighting Pakistan's YouTube Ban, One Hug at a Time

A YouTube mascot roams Karachi in protest of Pakistan's ban of the video-sharing website in a recently released clip. "If you want me back, hug me," the mascot says.

Protesters, Journalists Speak Out Against Japan's National Secrecy Bill

The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking Japan's national secrets, but critics fear it could curtail freedom of the press and the right to information.

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