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· January, 2012

Stories about Digital Activism from January, 2012

24 January 2012

Egypt: revolt's anniversary at Tahrir

China: Tibet Burns, But Where Are the Chinese Public Intellectuals?

Since 2009, there have been at least 17 Tibetan self-immolation incidents in China. The public discussion about Tibetan protests is dominated by state controlled media, while those who usually speak...

23 January 2012

North Korea: Kim Jong-Un Looking at Things.

Cuba: “Intolerance for Dissent”

Madagascar: Exiled Former President Ravalomanana Refused Return

Since January 18 2012, former president Marc Ravalomanana has announced that he would return to Madagascar soon after being in exile in South Africa for three years. On January 21,...

Costa Rica's Online Community Joins Fight Against SOPA and Censorship

Following the virtual strike against the United States' Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the subsequent shutdown of the file-sharing website, Megaupload, Costa Rica's online community is no longer staying...

22 January 2012

Tunisia: ”Do Not Censor Pornographic Content”

In early February, the Tunisian Internet Agency will appeal to the Court of Cassation's verdict issued in May 2011 by a court in Tunis ordering the agency to block access...

Poland: Netizens Protest Government's Plan to Sign ACTA Next Week

With the world still talking about the aftermath of the SOPA/PIPA Blackout Day, Polish netizens are confronted with another backstabbing development in the fight for free Internet. Katarzyna Odrozek reports.

21 January 2012

Macedonia: Policeman Who Beat Young Man to Death Gets 14 Years

On January 16, Igor Spasov, the police officer suspected of beating a young man to death during the celebration of election victory in June 2011, received a sentence of 14...

20 January 2012

Cuba: Bloggers React to Death of Hunger Striker

It has been a sad day for the Cuban blogosphere, as netizens received news of the death of political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza, who has been on a hunger strike...

Russia: Security Services Put Pressure on Parents of the Protest Group Moderator

Turkey: Post-Murder Trial, Thousands Remember Hrant Dink

Thousands have marched in Turkey to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist and Agos newspaper editor Hrant Dink.

19 January 2012

Cuba: Fatalities in Building Collapse

Cuba: Hunger Striker in Coma

Russia: Line to a Drug Dealer in Novosibirsk

Brazil: Movement Claims Right for Public Space During Carnival

The Carnival of Salvador, in Brazil, is one of the biggest street parties in the world. People from the city, however, have been fed up by the excess of commercialization...

18 January 2012

Latin American Sites and Bloggers Protest PIPA and SOPA

Sudan: Sudanese Activist, Alim Boushi, Freed from Prison

A case that Sudanese bloggers have been highlighting in recent days, indicating the current repressive state of affairs in Sudan, is the arrest of the Sudanese political activist and engineer...

Cuba: Whither Gay Rights?

Caribbean: Solidarity with SOPA Protest