Stories about Digital Activism from April, 2016
"We believe that everyone, no matter who they are, is deserving of respect. [...] This is necessary in changing the course [of] human rights development in Jamaica."
A 19-year-old law student placed under house arrest in Macedonia explains why thousands of protesters like him are fed up with the nation's leaders.
A data journalism project sheds light on all 33 different governing bodies during the Paul Biya administration in Cameroon.
"Why do I protest, and what is the Colorful Revolution? This is a struggle against the authoritarian and corrupt regime, personified by ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski."
"We are concerned that Mr Wu is becoming a victim of the Chinese government’s increasingly intrusive attempts to curb voices of dissent among overseas Chinese."
"In a country with a serious democratic deficit and in which public officials are responsible for attacks on journalists and dissidents, these measures could be used to pursue uncomfortable opinions."
Since 2005, at least 23 bloggers and activists have been killed and scores of others attacked or threatened with death for their progressive and secular views.
One 2014 study revealed that 85% of women in Paris "have little faith" that anyone would come to their aide if they were assaulted on the metro.
The Russian Prosecutor General claims that Ukrainian nationalist group "Right Sector" used the Russian social network VKontakte to organize "mass riots and unsanctioned public events."
"Citizens have taken charge of all the organizing and the collaboration, there was no need for Rafael Correa in this country."
With the confidence that "when one of us is touched, we all respond", the "Don't remain silent" campaign encourages reporting acts of sexual violence committed daily against women in Mexico.
Jamaica's Christian Conservatives Point Fingers at International Agencies Over Comprehensive Sex Education
"How can [...] advocates and health practitioners who understand the real world and people of faith [...] reach a point of common understanding for the benefit and welfare of all?"
For a brief moment on April 21, world attention shifted to the physicist who's spent the past five years in prison for refusing to work on Iran's nuclear program.
Norbert Almeida is a security expert who for the past several years has provided security updates and security guides to the public via Twitter and his blog.
Access My Info generates a letter for users to send to relevant privacy officers of internet service providers and mobile phone companies to request data about themselves.
"This is a severe threat to the Chinese struggling for free speech."
"The Somali people live to tell powerful stories, not only of loss and suffering, but also of hope and great resourcefulness."
Police held five persons for reportedly suspicious behaviour, alleging that they were trying to initiate a "gay rally".
"I look around and I am left with the reality of four ugly windowless walls and a never ending dream of freedom."
Following criticism, the Commission made some changes to the most controversial elements of the legislation. But a battle still lies ahead.