Stories about Digital Activism from February, 2017
Threats of violence, gang rape, and physical attacks are making news in India, after a 20-year-old student activist from New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college launched the #StudentsAgainstABVP protest.
"I'm not ashamed of making my videos up here and showing the place I call home. This is my reality."
"Active Citizen" will inform users about military attacks in seconds and, the app's creators hope, help reduce casualties among civilians in the war-torn regions of eastern Ukraine.
Ruling partly leaders are calling for the "de-Sorosization" of Macedonian civil society, arguing that the country's civil sector should rely on the Macedonian government for financial support.
A clumsy new campaign called “Virtual Front” is coming to Russia next month, led by a government youth group that aims to make Wikipedia’s Russian edition more “truthful and patriotic.”
New malware targets Iranian mac users, Facebook discloses some information about data-sharing with advertisers, and Cameroon’s regional Internet shutdown could cost the country millions.
Higher education in Puerto Rico finds itself in crisis following major budget cutbacks and a wave of resignations at the University of Puerto Rico.
"I wanted to make it visible that there were girls skateboarding in India, even though the numbers could be counted on one hand at the time."
Authorities have less than a week to respond to a request that top officials and social media users alike are arguing is unreasonable.
State-sponsored Iranian hackers targetting civil human rights users have a new virus targeting Apple computers.
Families in Mexico searching desperately for missing loved ones are turning to social media and other digital platforms as an effective way to get the word out.
The ex-wife of Belgrade's mayor gave a bombshell interview this week, making waves across Serbia, implicating her former husband in a political firestorm.
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
It's just one of a long list of threats to Europe's oldest lake that are putting its World Heritage designation in jeopardy.
As allegations of social media manipulation surfaced, seven Kenyan Doctor’s Union officials were jailed for failing to call off an ongoing strike.
Dozens of families in Sri Lanka have been protesting in front of an Air Force camp, demanding the return of their homes, which have been occupied since 2009.
Distinguishing between real and fabricated news will be challenge during the french election campaign.
"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."