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· December, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from December, 2013

South Korean Pres. Vows Pre-emptive Strikes on Social Media Rumors

Is South Korea government gearing up toward social media censorship? The latest official remark by President Park (full transcript [ko]) had Korean net users worried. Park, addressing “those rumors spreading via social...

Nude Twitter Calendar Promotes Sex Education and Gender Equality in Macedonia

Messages from the calendar include "Gender equality is not a threat to family," and “No always means No! Nakedness is not a substitute for consent.”

The Best of Infoactivism LATAM 2013

The SocialTIC team lists "The Year's Best in Latin American Infoactivism," projects and events that inspired them to use the TIC to generate social impact in 2013.

Ukrainian Protesters Play Lennon's “Imagine” Live to Riot Police

On December 18, 2013, American musician and composer Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono) shared a photo on his Facebook wall, depicting a pianist playing John Lennon's...

Contemplating Nelson Mandela's Legacy in South Asia

"Nepali leaders have a lot to learn from Mandela's statesmanship, integrity, and lack of political ambition."

China's Southern Media Group Turns Back on Anti-Censorship Supporters

The newspaper issued testimony that supports the prosecution of activists who took part in an anti-censorship protest in support of the paper.

What It's Like Growing Up In The Maldives?

Journalist and blogger Hilath Rasheed shares a Maldivian's thoughts in Facebook on “How is it like growing up in Male'/Maldives”: From Ibrahim Lirar: The most honest answer I can give...

PHOTOS: 100,000 South Koreans Protest Election Scandal, Labor Clampdown

Some observers called the massive protests evidence that public anger has reached a boiling point.

Photos of Colossal Protests in South Korea

Update: Read more in-depth coverage of this protest from Global Voices with many more photos here.  Several ten thousands have gathered at Seoul Plaza (as of 3 pm) to protest against...

PHOTOS: Humans Of South Asia

"It reminds me to love and respect everybody-- something many people here tend to have forgotten."

South Korean Election Scandal Brings Three Religions Together

Opposition against the current administration's election manipulation scandal grows stronger every day, even enough to inspire conservative Protestant Christian groups to join the protest movement [ko] following the trails of Catholic...

Ukrainians Demand Justice for Beaten & Jailed #Euromaidan Protesters

As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine continue, reports and evidence of police brutality against protesters and journalists grow. Netizens are organizing to protect victims of police brutality.

“Dekh Le” – Reminding How Men Look at Women In Public Places

Whistling Woods International (WWI), an institute for studies in film, media and fashion, released a YouTube video on December 16, 2013, exactly a year after the much talked about rape...

Pussy Riot Free to Tweet at Last!

Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are already micro-blogging up a storm.

South Korean Military Bans ‘Arirang’, Country's Iconic and Beloved Song

South Korean Military is infamous for banning books, films and songs which they find ‘controversial’ or ‘subversive’ and their recent decision to ban the nation's most beloved and historically important songs, ‘Arirang’...

7 Rallies that Rocked Southeast Asia in 2013

Several Southeast Asian governments were confronted with big street protests in 2013. In Thailand, street protesters are still actively pushing for the ouster of the incumbent government

PHOTOS: Brutal Crackdown by 4,000 South Korean Police is Epic Failure

Over 4,000 South Korean riot police broke into the headquarter of the nation's 2nd largest trade union center without a search warrant, angering South Korean net users.

Iran: Revolutionary Guards “Hacked” Opposition Sites

Revolutionary Guards in Kerman province claims its cyber forces hacked nine opposition sites. A few weeks ago, several netizens were arrested in Kerman,accused of acting against national security and collaborating...

Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko Officially Supports #Euromaidan Movement

According to her official website, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has officially joined the Maidan Civil Movement, a newly formed civilian organization stemming from the Euromaidan movement, just as...

DIY Galaksija Computer, Bedrock of Serbia's IT Industry, Turns 30

Thirty years ago in Yugoslavia, young inventor Voja Antonić and his team created a personal computer that users could build at home, using tools and parts readily available in stores.

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