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· January, 2011

Stories about Digital Activism from January, 2011

28 January 2011

Iran: Egypt Uprising a Vivid Reminder of Iran's Green Movement

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011. For several Iranian bloggers, the current Egyptian protests and activist use of social media, is a vivid reminder...

Egypt: Visualizing Topics Shared on Twitter

Twitter has played an instrumental role in keeping the world abreast of the latest developments in Egypt, where demonstrations against the 30-year rule of president Hosni Mubarak have entered their...

Egypt: Videos Are Worth a Million Words

The Egyptian government is bracing itself for a fourth consecutive day of demonstrations. Activists have been circulating pamphlets and sharing videos via the Internet. The government has reacted by shutting...

Cuba: Second Arrest for Fariñas

Egypt: Countdown for Day of Rage Continues

Netizens from around the world are holding their breath, as widespread demonstrations are scheduled to begin in Egypt in less than an hour. International support is overwhelming, as well as...

Egypt: Netizens Rise for the Support of Egyptians on their Day of Rage

The countdown for mass protests across Egypt has started, with very little information trickling from the ground after the Egyptian authorities shut down the Internet and virtually all other communication...

Ukraine: YouTube Helps Discipline Traffic Police

Technology for Transparency Network

Tetyana Bohdanova reports on how Ukrainians are using the Internet to expose unlawful actions committed by traffic police.

Egypt: An Internet Black Hole

Over the past few days, as protesting Egyptians have utilized social media tools for organizing and disseminating information, they've also come across numerous obstacles to access. Tonight, the biggest barrier...

Ukraine: Police Treatment of Foreigners Raises Concerns Ahead of Euro 2012

Tetyana Bohdanova reviews the netizens' reactions to a recent episode of ill-treatment of foreigners by the Ukrainian police, a trend that is especially alarming since Ukraine is currently preparing to...

27 January 2011

Ecuador: Blog Competition Focusing on Public Safety

Syria: Internet Users Race to Support Egyptian Protesters

As protests to take down the Mubarak regime in Egypt rage on, Syrians are rushing to aid the protesters in every way they can.

Cuba: Fariñas Arrested & Released

Russia: Domodedovo Bombings Expose Imbalance Between Traditional and Social Media

RuNet Echo

Social media played a significant role in the coverage of the terrorist attack in Domodedovo International Airport near Moscow. Russian bloggers and journalists discussed the consequences of increasing role of...

Arab World: New Media and the Egyptian Demonstrations

The Arab World is looking in awe at the developments unfolding in Egypt. Today, mainstream media is taking a back seat, while citizen media triumphs. Arab bloggers share their reflections...

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