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· January, 2019

Stories about Digital Activism from January, 2019

Netizen Report: How Venezuela’s political crisis is playing out online

As Venezuelans continue to face internet censorship, Turkmenistan is blocking Google Play, Lebanon is blocking Grindr and Brazil is chipping away at is FOI law.

Once-beloved youth magazine is accused of whitewashing legacy of Serbian Nazis

How did a magazine that enjoyed a cult status all over Yugoslavia seems to have betrayed its progressive values.

‘Nobody knows what will come next': Venezuelans rally in strongest challenge to Maduro yet

"In 2014, having the security services pull the plug on the Maduro regime was a fantasy. In 2017, it was a hope. In 2019, it’s the plan"

Azerbaijani prosecutors drop controversial charges against political prisoner

Activists cheered the concession as a victory of people power.

Correspondence between Arundhati Roy and Shahidul Alam shares resilience and hope

"...the tide will turn, and the nameless, faceless people will rise. They will rise against the entire state machinery."

Introducing DigiGlot, a newsletter about languages and tech

This is the first publication of DigiGlot,a biweekly collaborative newsletter examining how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology for their own needs.

Netizen Report: Zimbabwe’s internet goes dark amid protests, nationwide strike

The update from Zimbabwe, plus: China fines VPN users, Cuba is censoring SMS messages and Iranian officials plan to block Instagram.

A year-long rotating Twitter campaign will share the voices of 50 indigenous language digital activists

Join Rising Voices as we celebrate linguistic diversity during the International Year of Indigenous Languages, with a Twitter campaign amplifying the experiences of indigenous language digital activists in Latin America

A community newspaper won't let Brazil forget its worst environmental disaster

The newspaper was born out of a workshop with a local photo agency, where survivors raised concerns about the way Brazil's mainstream media was telling their stories.

Russian feminists flip the script on classic Soviet films

The generation of Russians now in their mid-30s is finding their parents' TV and film role models disappointing by the modern standards of relationships and gender equality.

Azerbaijanis pressure government to #FreeMehman after blogger endures 12 days on hunger strike

Young, popular and politicized, video blogger Mehman Huseynov is a classic target of the Azerbaijani government's crackdown on civil society.

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