Stories about Digital Activism
13 September 2015
“Constitution requires free universal education, but government proposes tax on education.” A new value-added tax on private university tuition meets with disapproval and mass protests in Bangladesh.
10 September 2015
This is the video story of how the Cherokee language has adapted and evolved over time to be used with the newest communication technologies introduced to society.
8 September 2015
One of the eight Facebook activists sentenced to long prison sentences in 2013 for social and political commentary posted on their Facebook pages, has asserted that she was denied access...
Russian anti-corruption activists are pitching battles in courts and online against corrupt municipal officials, 'Mortal Kombat'-style.
7 September 2015
In Timbuktu, Malian activists are putting together a project that aims to help 200 students, of whom around 50 are girls, prepare for their end-of-year exams.
6 September 2015
Heavy rains in Dhaka have caused massive traffic jams and water damage, disrupting the lives of thousands of citizens. On social media, people blamed climate change and poor waste management.
5 September 2015
The Zone9 bloggers' trial continues, with relatives prevented from documenting the proceedings, and frequent adjournments in court obstructing the progress of justice. Read Endalk Chala's latest report.
4 September 2015
Ukrainian journalists drafted for military service in eastern Ukraine have turned their social media accounts into personal military diaries, documenting their training, their combat, and their daily life.
2 September 2015
Boris Grebenshikov, often called the "Grandfather of Russian rock," has appealed to his fans online to crowdfund his new album, which looks set to be fully funded, despite the critics.
1 September 2015
French-speaking Africa has been remarkably absent from the flurry of media coverage on "Silicon Savannah." But the emergence of promising new projects in tech innovation mean that may soon change.
"Loa seeks to explore the ideas and stories that shape Vietnam today. We amplify the voices you often don't hear and broadcast the perspectives you haven’t heard."
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the country have turned out to protest new legislation that would allow Japan to go to war.
29 August 2015
The government recently threatened to pull the licenses of three news channels over criticism of the execution of Yakub Menon, convicted of the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.
28 August 2015
In this episode of GV Face, Faten Bushehri talks to Global Voices contributor from Beirut Joey Ayoub, who has been working closely with the organizing committee of You Stink.
27 August 2015
People all across India are pushing back against government policies and new trends in human migration that have made the imposition of the Hindi language a sensitive political issue.
26 August 2015
When Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a high-security Russian prison on terrorism charges, Russian and Ukrainian Internet users were less than pleased.
25 August 2015
"It's not charity, it's solidarity from everybody to anybody...It's also love from human beings to human beings regardless of skin color, ethnicity or religion."