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· August, 2010

Stories about Digital Activism from August, 2010

25 August 2010

Technology for Transparency: Five Lessons Learned

Technology for Transparency Network

Rebekah Heacock and Renata Avila outline the learnings from the first round of Global Voices' Technology for Transparency Network collaborative research project, sharing links to several successful online initiatives.

Russia: Bloggers Accuse Pro-Kremlin Youth Leader in Minor Abuse

China: Fujian Netizen, Fan Yanqiong, Released from Prison

The last of the Fujian 3 netizens still in prison, Fan Yanqiong, was quietly released today on medical parole with nearly a year remaining on her sentence. Watch He Yang's...

Brazil: Competition Turns Blogs into Books

24 August 2010

Chile: Thermoelectric Plant is Approved Despite President's Promise

Russia: LiveJournal Communities as a Transparency Tool

RuNet EchoTechnology for Transparency Network

Alexey Sidorenko explores how LiveJournal communities are being used to promote transparency and accountability in Russia.

Bermuda: Facts of Life?

Cuba: Blogger Arrested

Trinidad & Tobago: Unique Deal

Tunisia: Doctored Photographs Symptomatic of the State of The National Press

The use of national media as an instrument of propaganda has been fairly well documented in Tunisia. The latest evidence of media manipulation was identified by Tunisian bloggers on August...

21 August 2010

Bulgaria: Discovery of John the Baptist's Relics Causes Political Scandal

The discovery of what's believed to be St. John the Baptist's remains last month caused a political scandal and gave rise to a passionate debate in the Bulgarian community. Ruslan...

MENA: The Bigger Picture Behind Eden Abergil's Facebook Photos

When ex-Israeli soldier Eden Abergil's Facebook photo album "IDF-the best days of my life" was revealed to contain pictures of her posing mockingly alongside blindfolded Palestinian detainees, the blogosphere was...

20 August 2010

Sao Tome & Principe: Revolt Against Water Diverted from Hospital

In the past few months, a heated discussion animated the blogosphere of Sao Tome and Principe, on a public health problem that apparently has already been solved. Until last week,...