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· February, 2015

Stories about Digital Activism from February, 2015

27 February 2015

Bolivia Might Have the World's Most Devoted ‘Simpsons’ Fans

Across Bolivia, people took to the streets in protest after a local TV network shuffled the 'The Simpsons' out of its normal time slot for a reality TV show.

Why John Legend Should Perform In Bahrain

The Bridge

On the eve of John Legend's concert in Bahrain, a former Bahraini torture victim now living in exile asks the US singer to spare a thought for the country's persecuted.

26 February 2015

How I Helped Get Zoja's Law Approved By Serbia's Parliament

The Bridge

Vuk Visnjic is too young to vote. But when politicians in Serbia's National Assembly ignored a law that would help sick children, he found a way to make a difference.

Anonymous Twitter Account Blows the Whistle on Wounded from Ukraine in Russian Military Hospital

RuNet Echo

An anonymous account on Twitter claiming to be a Russian soldier at a military hospital in Russia is providing undercover reports on the wounded brought from the frontlines in Ukraine.

Caribbean Law Students Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

"We believed the subject of human trafficking had not received the level of public appreciation which it deserved and it was our duty to bring awareness to it."

25 February 2015

Facebook Campaign Garners Iranian Journalist Masih Alinejad Women's Rights Award

‘Ministry of Truth’ Recruits Ukrainians for ‘Internet Army’

RuNet Echo

Ukrainian Ministry of Information Policy has launched a website to recruit Ukrainian social media users for a government-run "Internet Army."

24 February 2015

Cameroon Bloggers Rally Behind #StopBokoHaram Campaign

"My words, my pen, and the ease with which I express my feelings, choices and ideas in my writings, are my weapons."

23 February 2015

Trinidad & Tobago Law Students Create Anti-Bullying Campaign

Student attorneys from various parts of the Caribbean come together to help eradicate bullying in schools, which they regard as a human rights issue.

22 February 2015

One Woman Challenges Perceptions of Somalia One Instagram Post at a Time

Ugaaso Boocow wanted to correct perceptions of Somalia. But instead of taking to the streets or the airwaves, she took to Instagram and is primed to be a star.

20 February 2015

Ali Abdulemam: ‘I Have Not Lost My Identity. I Am Bahraini.’

Global Voices Advocacy

In late January, the government of Bahrain revoked the citizenship of blogger Ali Abdulemam, along with that of 71 other Bahrainis, many of them journalists and activists.

18 February 2015

The Russian Military Commander Allegedly Leading Ukraine's Separatists

RuNet Echo

OSCE photos on Twitter indicate Lentsov was about 35 miles from Debaltseve on February 16, where he met with separatists in an official capacity as head of the Russian Representation.

Cyber Sex Did Not End Well For These Syrians Fighting Assad's Regime

Cyber sex is changing the war grounds in Syria as a Fireeye report reveals. Hackers have stolen 7.7 GB of opposition data via malware installed during chats on Skype.

Tweet in Your #MotherLanguage to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity Online

Rising Voices

The world speaks thousands of languages, but you wouldn't know it by looking at Twitter. You can help change that by sending out tweets in your #MotherLanguage on February 21.

Slovakia's ‘Batman’ Is Leading the Fight Against Illegal Advertising in Bratislava

The entrepreneur, husband and father is on a mission to destroy unlicensed makeshift billboards in the city of Bratislava, which has become cluttered with outdoor advertisements.

17 February 2015

Bangladeshi Publisher Faces Death Threats Over Translation of Controversial Iranian Writer's Book

Riaz Khan pulled the Bangla translation of "23 Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Muhammad" after its publication sparked outrage from hardline religious groups, but the threats continue.

16 February 2015

Ukrainian MP Pushes for Carbon Copy Of Russian Blogger Law, Meets Resistance

RuNet Echo

A member of the Ukrainian parliament suggested bloggers in Ukraine should be required to verify information in their posts and disclose their personal data to the authorities.

Turkey Mourns a Female Student's Brutal Death

News of the horrific murder of a female student last week opened up the discussion about gender-based violence in Turkey, and public anger came steaming out.

13 February 2015

Argentinian President Goes to China, Mocks Chinese Accents on Twitter

"Ignorant, stupid and racist, a jewel, come on. And she is the representative of a country, poor Argentinians."

Guinean Bloggers Aren’t Satisfied With Government’s Handling of Ebola Epidemic

"In the fight against the disease, it is clear that the approach taken by the authorities has been haphazard and there has been a lack of communication from the beginning."

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