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· August, 2009

Stories about Digital Activism from August, 2009

25 August 2009

Azerbaijan: Activist bloggers face additional charge as trial approaches

Youth activist video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli have been held in pre-trial detention for 48 days. However, in an unexpected development, the authorities in Azerbaijan have now decided...

24 August 2009

Sri Lanka: TEDx Colombo

Barbados: Press Threats?

Jamaica: Never Can Say Goodbye

Armenia: Homophobia turns deadly

Even if homosexuality was decriminalized in Armenia in 2002, society remains largely intolerant and traditional in its values. With blogs providing LGBT activists with a medium through which to voice...

23 August 2009

Serbia: Threats to LGBT Population

Serbia's gays are facing plenty of problems - and on Sept. 20, they are planning to hold a gay pride parade in Belgrade. Sinisa Boljanovic reviews some pro and contra...

Iran: Tohidloo, a reformist blogger was released

22 August 2009

Russia: Flag Day Rally

Iran: Testimonies of torture and rape

The Iranian authorities have been accused by UN experts and the opposition of torturing protesters of the June 12 presidential election results. Iranian civil society activists have been using citizen...

21 August 2009

Puerto Rico: Public News Channel Dismantled

The newsroom of Puerto Rico's only public channel was practically dismantled recently, allegedly due to budget cuts. The Puerto Rican blogosphere has been loaded with comments.

Haiti: A Dissident is Here

Anguilla: Parental Responsibility

Afghanistan: Voting Day

Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and voted Thursday in the country’s second-ever presidential elections. Afghan bloggers share their experiences and feelings on this historic day.

19 August 2009

South Africa: Register for Digital Citizen Indaba 4.0

Iran: Televised Confessions Spur Video Cyber-Activism

Video confessions are serving as a form of cyber activist protest for those against the forced confessions and political drama in Iran.

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