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· March, 2014

Stories about Digital Activism from March, 2014

31 March 2014

Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts

Fellow bloggers accuse an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.

A Schism Over Ukraine in Russian-owned LiveJournal

RuNet Echo

Igor Bigdan (ibigdan), one of the most popular RuNet bloggers, announced yesterday that he would be leaving his position as Director of LiveJournal Ukraine starting April.

Massive Online Campaign to Free Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Geo-Mapping Tools and Data Analysis Redefine Reporting in Africa

Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism and Land Quest investigate environment and development issues.

Embattled Opposition Blogger's Insanity Defense?

RuNet Echo

When attempts to silence Alexey Navalny, Russia's top blogger and anti-corruption activist, don't work quite as planned, it's time to shovel the dirt.

28 March 2014

Global Voices Author Raza Rumi Attacked By Unknown Gunmen In Lahore

GV Face: How to Make Videos for Advocacy and Change with Witness and Rising Voices

GV Face

Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories with cameras - or your phone? Then you need to watch this GV Face!

‘Anonymous International’ Leaks Kremlin's Instructions to Russian TV

RuNet Echo

A Russian Internet group called “Anonymous International” has leaked what it claims is a “tyomnik”—a list of prepackaged news stories prepared by the Kremlin for Russia’s central television news stations.

The “Happy Voting” Project Encourages Young Europeans to Vote

Creator of Quirky Movement Defends Kremlin Propagandist

27 March 2014

The Challenges Facing Data Journalism in West Africa

Data journalism in West Africa often must work against a lack of data, funds and regulation.

26 March 2014

“Click Rights” Campaign for Digital Rights in Middle East and North Africa

The IGMENA campaign “Click Rights” aims to bring more awareness of digital rights to citizens, so they in turn can pressure governments and the private sector to uphold them.

Brazilian Congress Approves Pioneering Bill of Rights for Internet Users

25 March 2014

Ukrainians Desperate to Flip the Script on Fascism

Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights Ignites Storm of Posts

How Russians Are Outsmarting Internet Censorship

RuNet Echo

RuNet activists have created a sophisticated system of censorship evasion and counter-attack, which can potentially make life hard for both censors and pro-Kremlin websites.

24 March 2014

‘The Subject': A New Crowdfunding Tool for Brazil's Independent Media

Sifting Through Conflicting Versions of India and Pakistan's Shared Past

The History Project compiles narratives from Pakistani and Indian history books to expose biases in the treatment of the 1947 Partition of India.

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