Stories about Digital Activism from December, 2018
Elections, migration, community support and social struggle. Another turn of the screw for Latin America and its people.
From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.
"Violence against women is real, it really is. It is not something in the heads of feminists, it is not an invention or empty speech: IT IS REAL!"
From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.
New edition of Macedonian Twitter Calendar combines nude art photography with humanitarian fundraising
Macedonian Twitter users come together to support humanitarian causes by posing for a nude calendar.
The software was allegedly developed with help from Russia's security services.
Bangladesh is blocking websites, Sudanese telcos are blocking WhatsApp and Slack is kicking Iranians off the platform, even when they're not in Iran.
In Hungary, protests continue at the public broadcast building where opposition MPs were removed by force
Protests continued in the Hungarian capital in front of the public broadcasting service building with opposition MP's ejected for demanding an end to the so-called "slavery law".
Alaa has been jailed or investigated under every Egyptian head of state who has served during his lifetime.
Protests are estimated to have doubled in size after Serbian president vows "never" to meet demonstrators' demands.
Local media misinformed the public about the scale and scope of the protest, sparking a cascade of online criticism.
The number of Twitter users who have been directly threatened by authorities is estimated to be in the hundreds or even more.
For the first time, a digital security app is available in Aymara thanks to Bolivian language activists
"For us, language is our identity. If we lose our language, we lose our traditions, our culture, our stories, our ancestral knowledge -- we lose everything."
New internet laws in Russia — and US tech giants’ acquiescence — spell trouble for dissenting voices
These new laws and rules, along with other laws regulating the collection of online user data, makes it difficult to use online platforms to voice discontent in Russia.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder forces light on other abuses in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh blocks Skype and China goes after Twitter users.
In a TV interview, a former Macedonian government official revealed that the former party created and is still actively running online "troll farms".
Zak's death unleashed both demands for justice from LGBTQI communities from across the country as well as hate speech against such communities and Zak himself.