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· July, 2014

Stories about Digital Activism from July, 2014

31 July 2014

#GazaNames: Celebrities and Activists Remember Gaza's Dead

GazaNames campaign features dozens of celebrities and activists holding signs with the names of the victims of the war on Gaza which has so far killed more than 1,400 Palestinians.

“The Zone 9 Bloggers Are Writing From the Outer Ring of the Prison, the Nation Itself”

Global Voices Advocacy

The charges against the bloggers give a sense of what the Ethiopian government is fighting: dissent, not terror.

“Very Difficult to Care about Madagascar”

#FreeZone9Bloggers: On July 31, We Tweet for Human Rights—and Human Beings

The Bridge

If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.

Vanity Military Selfies Are Spoiling Russia's Attack in Ukraine

RuNet Echo

"We shelled Ukraine all night long." These are the words a young Russian soldier wrote online last week, where he published a photograph of military equipment in an open field.

30 July 2014

The Angriest Man in Odessa is on the Front Lines of Ukraine's Information War

RuNet Echo

Odessa's vigorously anti-Moscow LiveJournal star, Zloy_Odessit, has his work cut out for him. Indeed, open dialogue with pro-Russian bloggers is still a long way off.

Camera Phones vs. Kalashnikovs in Ukraine's Separtist-held Luhansk

RuNet Echo

How "streamer" journalism both empowers and endangers civic reporters in eastern Ukraine.

The Mouthpiece of Totalitarian Propaganda — Crimea's Colonel Cassad

RuNet Echo

Colonel Cassad has little love for Vladimir Putin. Despite this his blog has become massively popular among Putin's supporters. It has also earned him the ire of Ukraine's intelligence services.

29 July 2014

Seoul Says No to Uber, But Don't Put Down Your Mobile Just Yet

Seoul is banning Uber and planning to release its own mobile app for taxi services. Who wins from such a move?

28 July 2014

The World Tweets for Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers on July 31

Global Voices Advocacy

Join Global Voices bloggers for a worldwide, multilingual tweetathon in support of the ten bloggers and journalists facing terrorism charges in Ethiopia.

27 July 2014

Macedonian Authorities Claim Social Networks ‘Have Always Been Blocked’ in University Dorms

Residents of a state-run student dormitory in Skopje began an online campaign to expose the horrific living conditions. Then, access to Facebook and other websites was cut off.

26 July 2014

Palestinians Accuse Israel of War Crimes, Push for ICC Trial Gets Support Online

Palestinian officials have started legal proceedings to put Israel on trial in the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes. Online, netizens tweet their support.

25 July 2014

Russia Is About to Lose “Fake News,” But the Internet Freedoms Going with It Are Real

RuNet Echo

The owner of an independent TV channel has staged a curious "intellectual provocation" to shock people into understanding the peril of Internet freedom in Russia.

24 July 2014

Timeline of Israeli Air Attacks on Gaza in 2014

Russia Offers 4 Million Rubles to Crack the Tor Network

RuNet Echo

Although unlikely, should Russia’s decryption project succeed, it could endanger millions of Internet users whose interest in online anonymity is far from nefarious.

23 July 2014

The Purple House, a Collective in Colombia's Medellín ‘To Create, Enjoy and Find Ourselves’

Morada, or Casa Morada, is an initiative born in a complex neighborhood of the Colombian city of Medellín. Learn about its various projects that combine art, education and participation.

22 July 2014

​​Dozens of Activists in Brazil Were Arrested Not for Protesting the World Cup, but for Possibly Planning to Do So

Thirty-seven people were preemptively arrested ahead of the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro because police believed they might protest violently in the future.

21 July 2014

Meet Lourdes Sada, a Global Voices Volunteer Who Has Worked on More Than 400 Stories in Two Years

Learn a little bit more about Lourdes Sada, one of the volunteer translators and writers who keep Global Voices running.

20 July 2014

Four Kosovars Walk to Brussels for Visa-free Travel Privileges

Indonesia, the World's Third Largest Democracy, Will Soon Know Who Its Next President Is

The results of Indonesia's presidential election will be announced on July 22. Will it be a peaceful transition or chaos?

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