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· January, 2014

Stories about Digital Activism from January, 2014

31 January 2014

Films on Digital Security Turn a Shade of Noir

Citizen Journalists Expose Police Brutality During Protests in Algeria

Protests, which shook El Guerrara town, exposed violent practices by the police in Algeria. Netizens filmed and denounced these practices. Abou Semmar reports.

29 January 2014

Ukraine Rolls Back Short-Lived Anti-Protest ‘Dictatorship Laws’

The Ukrainian Parliament voted to revoke the controversial so-called "dictatorship laws" at the same time that the Ukrainian Prime Minister resigned, but protests still continue.

Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

RuNet Echo

Alexei Navalny joined the Sochi anti-corruption campaign this week, launching an interactive website outlining what he calls the true costs of the Olympic preparations in Sochi.

Putting Faces on the Mysterious Disease Killing Nicaraguan Sugar Cane Workers

A fatal disease is killing sugar cane workers in Nicaragua. Photojournalist Ed Kashi wants to raise awareness about this mysterious epidemic through a documentary project that is looking for funding.

28 January 2014

Supporting the Rights of Malian Youth to Education

Mali's education system faces multiple challenges, but activist groups are coming together to tackle them head on.

27 January 2014

Ukrainian #DigitalMaidan Activism Takes Twitter's Trending Topics by Storm

As Euromaidan protests enter their third month, Ukrainian social media users and activists are finding new ways of using Internet tools to explain their plight and seek international support.

26 January 2014

Four Biggest Misconceptions About #Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

Online Mapping of Spreading Unrest After Killing of Protesters in Ukraine

During violent clashes between Euromaidan protesters in Kyiv and police, two protesters were killed. Mass anti-government protests erupted in several regions of Ukraine and spread quickly through the country.

Independent Ukrainian Filmmakers Create #Euromaidan Documentaries

25 January 2014

Super Bowls: Olympic Toilet Humor

RuNet Echo

Are the "toilet-gate" conspiracy theorists correct in their paranoia? Does it even matter if they aren't?

Protest Against Rape : WordToon by Subhendu Sarkar

24 January 2014

Massive Credit Card Data Theft Hits 20 Million South Koreans

In an effort to quell public anger, authorities have released tougher regulations, but people remain livid.

VIDEO: Memories of the Violent Eviction of Brazil's Pinheirinho Community

The documentary Somos Todos (We Are All), now available online, gives a voice to the former residents of the Pinheirinho community who lost their homes in January 2012.

23 January 2014

South Korea: I Would Rather Sell My Personal Info

The Online Presence of Puerto Rican Women: Gender, Creativity, and Equality

Angel Carrión features some of the online spaces Puerto Rican women have created to express ideas, creativity, exchange information, or provide resources that further education on women's issues and equality.

China Arrests Ilham Tohti, Peaceful Advocate for Uyghur Minority

Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times accused university professor Ilham Tohti of being a separatist. His supporters maintain he opposes violence and independence for the Uyghur people.

22 January 2014

Who Bears the Cost of Russia's Olympics?

RuNet Echo

Accusations of corruption continue to plague Sochi Olympic preparations.

As Darkness Falls – Berlin Conference

21 January 2014

Malaysian Prime Minister Sparks Water Spinach Meme Over Rising Prices

Reacting to protests against rising food prices, Malaysia's prime minister reminded the public that the price of kangkung or water spinach has gone down. This remark unleashed a kangkung meme

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