Stories about Digital Activism from July, 2022
Popular Chittagong University shuttle train gets a colorful graffiti makeover
A young artist from Germany has completely transformed the shuttle trains of Chittagong University into a moving work of art cheering up the students and locals.
Curbing noise pollution in Trinidad & Tobago: Whose job is it, anyway?
The Summary Offences Act “clearly states that the police have the primary jurisdiction when it comes to noise, especially from the [music] trucks."
Digital authoritarianism in Bangladesh: Weaponising a draconian law to silence dissent in the pandemic era
The COVID-19 pandemic provided the government with a pretext to censor free speech, harass critics, and effectively curb dissent – accelerating what has been an ongoing turn towards authoritarianism in Bangladesh.
Mother of jailed Egyptian ex-lawmaker turns to social media in her quest for justice
“All that mattered was to express the pain brewing inside me, and to keep alerting people to the arrest of prisoners of conscience who do not deserve being arrested”.
Activist Emre Pshigusa talks about his work revitalizing the Circassian-Kabardian language
Through his research of the Circassian-Kabardian language at Ohio State University, Emre has been motivated to promote the language in digital spaces for its preservation.
The forgotten story of the women who changed the history of computing in Latin America
Only a few years after women were allowed to vote in Argentina, a group of recently graduated women students built the country's first programming language.
Sri Lankan president agrees to resign after protesters storm his official residence
Sri Lanka witnessed a successful people's uprising on July 9, 2022, as they demanded the resignation of the President due to rising prices and acute shortage of fuel, food and medicines.
Russian and Serbian officials continue to deny the Račak/Reçak Massacre
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in an interview with Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik that was broadcast by Serbian media outlets, has denied the 1999 Račak/Reçak massacre in Kosovo.
Sidhu Moosewala: A prodigious life cut short but it’s not the end
The news of the untimely death of the Indian Punjabi rapper, songwriter, and actor Sidhu Moosewala (Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu) was a shock to the global Punjabi community.