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· July, 2011

Stories about Digital Activism from July, 2011

26 July 2011

Cuba: Attacks vs. Women

Russia: Bloggers Find Street Shooter

RuNet Echo

Bloggers across the Russian Internet were quick to respond with posts and information after well-known photo-blogger Dmitry Ternovsky was shot at recently on a highway in the southeast of Moscow....

Iran: Campaign to Free Last Two Jailed American Hikers

Sarah Shourd spent 410 days in solitary confinement in Tehran, Iran, on charges of "espionage". She now calls on the world to speak up for her two friends, Shane Bauer...

25 July 2011

Tunisia: Time to Register for Elections

Registration for electoral lists in Tunisia started on July 11 and will be closed on August 2, but statistics have shown that Tunisians are reluctant to register on the lists....

Norway: Courtroom Doors Will be Closed

24 July 2011

Malawi: Interview With Frederick Bvalani, Creator of Malawi Fuel Watch

Global Voices' Steve Sharra talks to Frederick Bvalani, the creator of Malawi Fuel Watch Facebook page. Malawian netizens use the page to inform each other about where they can find...

23 July 2011

Serbia: Government Officials and Social Networks (Interview)

Some Serbian government officials are eagerly embracing Twitter as a way to engage with their audiences, while others have found the challenge of fake satirical accounts difficult to accept. Find...

22 July 2011

South Korea: Women-Only Subway Car Meets Strong Opposition

As the subway sexual harassment is on the rise, especially during rush hours and late nights, Seoul city government has decided to launch women-only subway compartment to cut down the...

Russia: “Double-Entry Bookkeeping” in Moscow State University

Russia: Envisioning the “Cloud Democracy” Utopia

RuNet Echo

'Cloud Democracy' is the title of the new book written by Leonid Volkov and Fyodor Krasheninnikov, two political bloggers from the Urals region of Russia. The book displays the authors'...

South Korean Twitterers Mobilized As East Sea(Sea of Japan) Conflict Intensifies

21 July 2011

Armenia: Uproar Over Head of Church's Remarks

Angered by remarks made by the the country's spiritual leader about the upkeep of churches and monasteries, some Armenians are using social networking sites such as Facebook to call for...

Cape Verde: Blog Tears Down Statements on Climate Change

Is Russia's Political “Black Hole” About to Reach Tipping Point?

RuNet Echo

In December 2011 Russian voters will elect a new parliament, and than in March 2012 a new (or perhaps, not so new) president. Analysts predict that the upcoming elections threaten...

Portugal: “Junk” National Debt Rating Provokes Online Demonstrations

The “junk” rating given to Portugal’s ability to pay its public debts by independent American financial analysis corporation Moody's, has provoked numerous demonstrations of exacerbated nationalism on the social networks....

Azerbaijan: Release Jabbar Savalan Campaign

Cuba: Activists Under Pressure

China: Bring Your Books to Rural Villages

A prominent Chinese scholar is encouraging netizens to "bring their books to the villages". Now a number of centres have been set up in cities across the country to handle...

Philippines: Internet and social reform

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