Stories about Digital Activism from February, 2014
"The video that Globo doesn't wan't you to see", in which activist Rafucko exposes Globo's biased broadcast about demonstrations in Brazil.
Mozambican activist Ludmila Maguni talks about the impact that social networks are having on Mozambican society hoping that the Internet in her country becomes more of a bridge between citizens and the government.
The first meetup of the Lahore Brigade members took place on Sunday, 23 February, in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The brigade consists of civic hackers – software developers, designers, urban mappers who will be working to solve civic problems in Pakistan. Code for Pakistan and Technology for People...
As a futile gesture of defiance Russian protesters brought several tires to a Moscow protest against political prisoners.
One of the Taliban negotiators pulled out during a recent talk with the Pakistan government demanding that the agenda includes the strict imposition of Sharia law. Pakistani Blogger and Journalist Beena Sarwar highlights a protest note posted in Facebook titled '10 reasons why I do not want Shariah in Pakistan’...
International Open Data Day was celebrated in Porto with inspiring talks, hands-on activities and a face-to-face hangout between open data enthusiasts from different cities.
Russian nationalists worry Russian-speaking Ukrainians will be "derussified."
"A rampant malpractice at most fuel stations in the country, one that needs to be tackled in these times of high fuel prices."
#WIN14, India's biggest blogging conference and awards, hosted by BlogAdda, took place on February 9, 2014. Blogger Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan, who won the best creative writing blog in India, shares his thoughts and pictures.
US officials finally extended Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa's visa so he can continue receiving treatment there following a November car accident that left the exchange student in a coma.
In response to the lack of female representation in peace talks, a website gives a voice to Colombian women who have dedicated their lives to the fight for peace.
Interview: African culture and languages researcher Balde Mamadou Tafsir writes two blogs in Fula, his native language.
After almost three months of constant protests in Ukraine's major cities, President Yanukovych's government declared de facto martial law in the country. Violent clashes have spread beyond the capital.
In this article recapping the participation in our recent Blog Carnival, with the theme "I Love the Internet," check out how bloggers are inspired by the Internet.
Recent amendments to Brazil's pioneer bill of rights for Internet users, the “Marco Civil da Internet” (Internet Civil Rights Framework), put net neutrality and users’ privacy at stake. The bill is expected to be voted on by Congress during the last week of February 2014. Activists have launched an online campaign asking for the...
Protests took a deadly turn on February 18, and Ukraine is now the scene of a tense stand-off between hundreds of thousands of citizens and government forces.
“Bring All the Culprits of Ethnic Cleansing to Justice” Says a CAR Citizen of Muslim and Christian Descent
Here is Moussa Tanko–Tchaibou's take on the ethnic cleansing that is underway in his country, the Central African Republic and what should be done to stop it [fr]: Je suis centrafricain de confession musulmane avec cette particularité illustrative de la cohésion sociale, celle d’avoir un père de confession musulmane et une...
The online drinking game Neknomination that promotes binge drinking for teenagers has outraged many people around the world. Neknomination asks participants to film themselves drinking an alcoholic beverage in one gulp, upload the footage to the web and nominate others to do the same. Julien Voinson, a young frenchman from Bordeaux, decided...
A public lecture on gay rights, following a Catholic priest's suggestion that LGBT rights should be included in the Trinidad and Tobago constitution, has generated heated discussion on social media.
Tajeldin Arja Arja was arrested at a press conference last December, after he criticized the Sudanese and Chadian Presidents for their actions surrounding the conflict in Darfur.
Thousands in Southeast Asia supported the 'One Billion Rising' campaign with many people calling for justice and the elimination of violence against women