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· September, 2009

Stories about Digital Activism from September, 2009

Ukraine: Fundraising to Help Street Children

Macedonia: Freedom Not Fear 2009

Iran: Animations vs. Dictatorship

Many designs, posters, songs and videos have been created in support of Iran's "green" protest movement. Animators too, have declared war on the dictatorship in Iran.

Russia: Broadband & Recession; Yahoo! & Russia

Update from the Harvard Forum on ICT4D

Ethan Zuckerman and Jen Brea from Global Voices are live-blogging a conversation today and tomorrow at Harvard on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D) hosted by...

Belarus: Internet Issues

China: Reflections on blogging

Iran: Protests Greet Ahmadinejad in New York

Protests against the Iranian government and human rights violations in Iran will welcome Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is traveling to New York this week to attend the United Nation's...

Africa: Will technophobia crash the ICT party?

With the growing influence of ICT for development, can fear of technology and misunderstanding of its uses disproportionally affect the developing world? Here are a few examples of initiatives to...

Egypt: Will Farouk Hosni be Unesco's Next Director General ?

Egypt's culture minister Farouk Hosny is vying for Unesco's top post. Marwa Rakha sums up the reactions of bloggers towards this nomination and the election process.

Can social media help make microfinance sustainable?

Microfinance agencies provide loans to small businesspeople who often can’t meet the strict credit terms of large banks. Either these entrepreneurs don’t have the capital or the cash to back...

Omani Bloggers Take the Streets To Combat Swine Flu

Omani bloggers have started their Swine Flu Awareness Campaign yesterday by going through Souq Matrah to spread the message and educate people.

Ecuador: Quito Twestival Supporting Social Causes

Iran: Quds Demonstration via Google Maps

Omani Bloggers Swine Flu Campaign

Omani bloggers are joining hands to prompte more awareness and protect their people from the dangers of swine flu. So far, 16 people have died from the disease in the...

Morocco: Rage Against the Sandwich Continues

Eating in public during Ramadan is often seen as a disregardful and disrespectful act and might attract the anger of the public. Moreover it is punishable by law. Moroccan Bloggers...

Iran: Videos from Quds Day Protests

On September 18, Iranian protesters wearing green in support of the opposition, once more defied the Iranian government in the streets of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, and several other cities as...

Egypt: Bloggers call for a fun-filled harassment-free Eid

As Eid Al Fitr approaches, women in Egypt are bracing themselves for even more sexual harassment than what has already become a disturbing norm. Bloggers and online activists are also...

Morocco: Activists Break Fast in Public, Receive Punishment

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating or drinking from dawn to sunset. A group of Moroccan activists was reprimanded for breaking the fast in public, an...

Iran: More protests planned on “Quds Day”

The Iranian 'green' opposition protest movement is spreading the word through online and offline citizen media about more protests in Tehran and other cities on September 18, international Quds Day.

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