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· April, 2014

Stories about Digital Activism from April, 2014

30 April 2014

‘I Saw You On The Train': Falling in Love on Portugal's Public Transport

YouTube Video Series ‘Argumentos’ Offers Insight Into Venezuelan Conflict

'Arguments' is a series of videos on YouTube that offers insights across Venezuelan society through the opinions of various personalities who know about the reality of the country.

29 April 2014

South Koreans Accuse Government of Botching Ferry Response

It's been 14 days since the Sewol ferry capsized, and 205 people are confirmed dead. Politicians taking advantage of the calamity and media inaccuracy have fueled anger in South Korea.

27 April 2014

China's Revised Environmental Law Toughens Penalties Against Polluters

The new law lends more power to environmental agencies to use punitive powers to rein in powerful polluters and does away with caps on pollution fines.

26 April 2014

#EPNStop : Human Chain in Mexico against #LeyTelecom

Tunisia: ‘I Too Set a Police Station on Fire’

Tunisian netizens have taken to social media to denounce the judicial prosecution of 2011 revolution protesters accused of "setting police stations on fire".

PHOTOS: Forget Selfies, One Artist's Sketched Portraits Have Taken Over Twitter in the Balkans

A Montenegrin artist's ink and pencil drawings have grown so popular that they've begun to replace the headshots and selfies that normally appear on Twitter accounts.

Macedonian Activists Attempt to Break Media Silence on Corruption Scandal

The majority of Macedonian media failed to relay a documented claim by Macedonia's largest opposition party about the prime minister's involvement in a corruption scandal. Social media users stepped in.

Raising the Dead to Fight Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Sokoloff's conclusion at seeing Lobov in uniform at a Ministry of Defense meeting was that the man had come out retirement, which can only mean one thing.

25 April 2014

GV Face: Live from the Internet World Cup

GV Face

Do we have a new roadmap for global internet governance? This week's hangout is from the Net Mundial conference in São Paulo, Brazil.

24 April 2014

LiveJournal Fights Coming Censorship, But Don't Tell Anyone

RuNet Echo

Some RuNet giants are already fighting back against coming law that may be used to censor opposition bloggers.

#NETmundial, Tweets from São Paulo, Brazil

Iran:Remember Jailed Gadget Bloggers

Algeria's Opposition Report Threats, Intimidation Following President's Reelection

An amendment to the country's constitution had allowed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power since 1999, to run again.

USA Makes Kremlin Propaganda Easy, Again

RuNet Echo

Simply imagine Russia remodeling schools near US Marine Corps fatalities on Okinawa.

23 April 2014

How Dmitry Tymchuk Broke the Russian Blogosphere

RuNet Echo

Rather than acknowledge Moscow's role in promoting blogger Dmitry Tymchuk, some in Russia prefer to blame NATO. Life, after all, is simpler with your head in the sand.

Brazil Scores Before “the Internet World Cup” Begins: Marco Civil Approved by the Senate

A Peek at Hong Kong's Collaborative Sharing Economy

Different initiatives in Hong Kong connect people with others to help fix household items, give away unwanted goods and borrow a book.

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