Stories about Digital Activism from March, 2019
"As students, colleagues and partners in academia, we join the condemnation movement started by @MeTooWriters, followed by @MeTooFilmMx, and sustained by brave and fed-up women."
#WelcomeHomeAlaa: Egyptian revolution activist Alaa Abd El Fattah released after five years in prison
Alaa was a leading voice among Egyptian bloggers and technology activists in Cairo approaching and during the Egyptian Revolution.
Experts have found that many of India's most insidious disinformation campaigns arise from political parties themselves.
Netizen Report: Activists in Pakistan and Malaysia confront online backlash after International Women’s Day events
This week, the EU parliament approved its Copyright Directive, Pakistan blocked mobile services (during a military parade) and Bangladesh blocked Al Jazeera English.
With elections just days away, Ukraine faces disinformation, cyber attacks and further Russian interference
Ukraine may be home to “the most globally advanced case of computational propaganda.” How will this affect the presidential election?
Jesús Espicasa's story made waves on Colombian social networks, sparking a nationwide debate about the role of poetry in public life.
Researchers see a correlation between a lack of information and a lack of good quality public services.
"Thanks to masqueraders like Candice Santana and our followers, we can shed a different light on what true representation of masqueraders looks like."
Through serious analysis and their signature wit, Luis Carlos Diaz and Naky Soto have helped a generation of us learn our digital rights.
The EU makes a final decision on copyright rules, Iraq considers a new cybercrime law, and internet activists in Kazakhstan, Egypt and Venezuela face legal threats.
‘Blood feud’ against Chechen blogger is the culmination of a months-long, unusually frank conversation about a buried past
Heated exchanges provide a rare glimpse into painful and conflicted issues that are burning hot in today’s Chechnya, ten years after the official conclusion of the Second Chechen War.
Kazakhstan's government is nervous about what Seikjan Bilash does, as well as what he might do if allowed to grow more popular.
Biryani Stories: How Dhaka’s Biryani went from being the food of the elites to the dish everyone eats
After a period of Mughal rule in the greater Indian subcontinent, many foods were added to Bengal's culinary culture, including the delicious Biryani of Dhaka.
A video by a detergent brand showing a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy playing during a Hindu festival has divided viewers. The ad has already reached 10 million views.
“I have one issue – and that issue is Xinjiang.”
The #FreeAlaa campaign reassured supporters that the delay is not a cause for concern for now.
The Global Voices community is relieved that our colleague is safe and with his family.
After hours of silence from the authorities, Díaz was confirmed to be detained by the Bolivarian Intelligence Police (SEBIN).
Luis Carlos is "one of the most visible faces of dissident journalism in Venezuela".
Venezuelans are finding ways to gather, organize and assess information on their own terms.
It appears that the government is attempting to muzzle citizens' freedom of expression and to prevent the free circulation of information.