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· September, 2011

Stories about Digital Activism from September, 2011

26 September 2011

Cuba: “Damas” Targeted Again

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: More Violence Against Women

Jamaica: Gratitude to Garvey

Georgia: Virtual Facebook Parliamentary Speaker Election Game

Ahead of next year's parliamentary election in Georgia, the ruling party continues in its attempt to harness the power of social media to attract interest in the electoral process from...

USA: The Real and Digital Unite for Latin American Literature

La Casa Azul - an online bookstore - has recently announced it is going to collaborate with a new bookstore located in Washington Heights, New York. Word Up (@wordupbooks) has...

Russia: Expert Analyzes RuNet's Role Under Putin's Presidency

Philippines: Anti-Planking Bill Draws More Planks

A proposal in the Philippines to ban planking has drawn much criticism online and offline. Planking has been used by student activists as a creative form of protest, especially in...

25 September 2011

United States: “Occupy Wall Street” Takes the Heart of New York's Financial District

In New York, a peaceful protest has developed: "Occupy Wall Street." Inspired by the events in cities throughout Arab and European countries, demonstrators are protesting against the way in which...

Bulgaria: Clashes Between Roma and Ethnic Bulgarians in Katunitsa

Violent clashes in the Bulgarian village of Katunitsa broke out Friday night, following the death of a 19-year-old ethnic Bulgarian, who had been run over by a vehicle driven by...

Syria: Official Websites Under Anonymous Attack

Official websites in every major Syrian city have been hacked, as part of hacktivist group Anonymous' Operation Syria. On Twitter, netizens are exchanging screen grabs and views under the hashtag...

China: Interview with a digital dissident

24 September 2011

Iran: Rage Over Video of Tortured Bear Cubs

A video shared by Iranian animal rights activists of a brown bear in Samirom being killed and her cubs tortured, has angered many Iranians and led to calls via blogs...

Update on Global Voices Mentorship: Meet the Activists

For over a month, ten Global Voices bloggers have been working with activists from ten different countries as mentors of members of the new Blogger Swarm initiative of Activista, the...

23 September 2011

Russia: Racial Propaganda in the State-Owned Media

RuNet Echo

Drawing on a rich tradition of "political technology" honed under both the Tsarist and Soviet police states, the Russian media are now rife with paid stories planted to advance specific...

Cuba: “Damas” March Tomorrow

Mexico: Uproar Over Twitter Law Proposed by Veracruz Governor

A controversial law in Mexico could imprison those who spread rumors through social networks on the charge of "disturbing public order". Mexicans are speaking out against the law, which has...

Spain: Crowdsourcing Democracy

China: “Dog Meat Festival” Cancelled

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