Stories about Digital Activism from April, 2022
Satdeep Gill is a free knowledge enthusiast based out of Patiala, Punjab in India. Rising Voices interviewed Gill to learn about his contribution to advancing the Punjabi language online.
In South Germany, Russians and Belarusians opposing their governments and Moscow's invasion of Ukraine join Ukrainians in street demonstrations to show solidarity and provide support to Ukrainians.
Unverified claims that a popular herbal medication prevents COVID-19 triggers online backlash in China
While Shanghai residents are struggling with food shortages, they have an abundant supply of “Lianhua Qingwen”.
What it’s like to encounter the Frisian language in nearly every space in daily life, even online, in Fryslân in the Netherlands
" you will encounter Frisian and use it everywhere in the province: at the baker’s, at the supermarket, at the library, at the doctor’s office, at school.."
Egypt's jailed blogger Alaa Abdelfatah brings up second nationality for the first time as patience runs dry
Having spent nearly 3000 days behind bars since the 2011 uprising, Alaa had completed a five-year sentence in 2019, and was arrested later that year following anti-government protests.
Peaceful and spontaneous protests have intensified across Sri Lanka over the past few weeks since March 31, 2022. The highlight of these protests is the protest at Colombo’s Galle Front.
“Do you have a receipt for this jacket, Anya?” Ukrainian VK users are searching for items stolen from Bucha in Rubtsovsk online groups.
Rising Voices interviewed Amrit Sufi, a researcher and academician, who is currently working on the digitization of endangered oral languages and cultures in India.
As international negotiations end in Jamaica, the threat of deep-sea mining hangs over the world's oceans
From the impact on global fisheries to destruction of carbon storage on the seabed, environmentalists say deep-seabed mining could herald even more catastrophic effects for climate change.
"The millions of dollars being spent on video surveillance and facial recognition technologies is increasing."
Social media platforms in Sri Lanka, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Viber, have been restored after a 16-hour ban imposed to quell anti-government protests amidst the ongoing economic crisis.