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· August, 2011

Stories about Digital Activism from August, 2011

26 August 2011

Cuba: Woman Evicted

Cuba: Pseudo-Transparency

Jamaica: Disrespecting Garvey

Mexico: Searching for Victims of Casino Attack via Twitter

Colombia: #ColombiaisBeautiful vs. Hollywood

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy

RuNet Echo

A recent advertising campaign and carton redesign by one of Russia’s largest tobacco manufacturers has riled Russan bloggers and sparked a debate on responsible marketing and advertising. Ashley Cleek looks...

Denmark: At Last, the Prime Minister Calls the Elections

Today the Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has finally called the parliamentary elections: the big day is in three weeks, on September 15. Maria Grabowski reports on two online initiatives...

25 August 2011

Afghanistan: Afghan Youth Voices Multimedia Festival

In Afghanistan, Internews network is ramping up their efforts to train and motivate Afghan youth to share their perspective on issues that matter to them for the Afghan Youth Voices...

24 August 2011

Cuba: Female Activists Detained

Togo: 3rd BarCamp Selects the Translation for “Blog” in Ewé Language

China: Chinese porn culture

Singapore’s Curry Solidarity

Netizens reacted strongly to the news that an Indian family in Singapore has agreed not to cook curry after their newly arrived neighbors from China complained to authorities about the...

India: Anti-Corruption Campaign Fires a Country's Imagination

In India, social media is being used extensively to power civil society's push for a proposed anti-corruption bill. The movement is being led from the front by a Gandhian social...

22 August 2011

Cuba: Oh, the Horrors!

Russia: Police Refused To Start the Criminal Prosecution Against LiveJournal DDoS Attackers

Peru: Customers Show Support for Ripley Department Store Employees

Peruvian social networks are buzzing with talk about the temporary closing of a Ripley department stores. Although the closing of the store is officially in accordance with the lack of...