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· May, 2010

Stories about Digital Activism from May, 2010

24 May 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Ways of Voting

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Conflict transformation

For the past two years Global Voices has covered the use of new and social media to overcome differences between Armenians and Azerbaijanis still locked in conflict over the disputed...

23 May 2010

Azerbaijan: Democracy is…

Egypt: The State Versus the People on Minimum Wages

Egypt: Workers on Protest Face Security Crackdown

Japan: Can Twitter help to prevent suicides?

Considered the dramatic increase of young victims who decide to commit suicide every year, some bloggers debate on the use of twitter to promote dialogue and help in suicide prevention.

22 May 2010

Technology for Transparency Review, Part VI

Technology for Transparency Network

This post concludes the first phase of our research into the role of technology in the transparency and accountability movement by offering conclusions and recommendations related to projects of crime...

21 May 2010

Puerto Rico: The University Protest seen through Online Video

The University of Puerto Rico's month long protest against budget cuts is still going strong. Through online video the students hunkered down inside the Rio Piedras campus keep the information...

Egypt: No Longer Jewel of the Nile

Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a...

Saudi Arabia: Al Farhan Returns to Blogging

Popular Saudi blogger Fuad Al Farhan is back to blogging - to the delight of the blogging community. In this third debut into the world of blogging, Al Farhan discusses...

20 May 2010

Bulgaria: Update on Arevik Shmavonyan's Case

Technology for Transparency Review, Part V

Technology for Transparency Network

Representative democracy, while necessary, takes citizens away from the decision making process. While traditional media tend to focus on individuals more than issues, a new generation of websites are combining...

Russia: Provider “Accidentally” Blocks Opposition Web Site

Russia: Another Web site Closed For Extremism

Russia: “Is Khodorkovsky a Dissident?”

18 May 2010

Iran: Students challenge Ahmadinejad again

Hundreds of students from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran protested against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to their own university on May 10th. Hamid Tehrani reviews some videos uploaded on...

Barbados: Paying for Corruption

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Issues

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