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· April, 2012

Stories about Digital Activism from April, 2012

19 April 2012

Cuba: What Did Pope Benedict XVI Leave Behind?

Two weeks after Pope Benedict XVI left the island, Cuba returns to normalcy. Elaine Diaz offers a review of the different conversations and debates after the Pope's visit that have...

Egypt: “Blog About Nubia” Day

In an attempt to highlight the situation of the Nubian community in Egypt and to challenge stereotypes about them, a day of blogging and tweeting about their cause took place...

Senegal: An Innovative Way to Monitor the Presidential Elections

During the second round of the Senegalese presidential elections, journalist Papa Alé Niang of channel 2stv was able to give results trends as early as 9pm thanks to the work...

Syria: Appeal by Diplomats’ Wives to Asma Al Assad

18 April 2012

Nigeria: Nigerian Bloggers and Tweeps #SavedOke

Nigerian bloggers fought for the legs and life of diabetic youth #Oke and won the battle to keep him alive through social media advocacy. The successful #SaveOke campaign was ignited...

Iran: Mad Graffiti Week for Political Prisoners

From April 1-7, 2012 the Facebook group Mad Graffiti Week Iran called on everyone, to stencil in honor of hundreds of Iranian political prisoners. People left their marks on shirts,...

17 April 2012

Cuba: Diaspora Blogs About Dissidents

The plight of prisoners of conscience is a front-burner issue with Cuban diaspora bloggers. This week, they are talking about two in particular: Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, a former member...

Egypt: Campaign Against Compulsory Military Service Gains Momentum

A discussion against conscription or compulsory military service is emerging in Egypt. Ahmed Awadalla gives us an overview of the debate in this post.

Arab World: Technology in the Time of Revolution

The Arab uprisings have created a debate about the role played by social media and mobile technology in bringing change. Whatever conclusion you come to on that subject, activists certainly...

China: What is Causing the Death of Endangered Finless Porpoises?

More than a dozen corpses of the Finless Porpoise, a species even more rare than the Giant Panda, have been found in Dongting Lake in Hubei and Hunan provinces since...

16 April 2012

Ecuador: New “Conectándonos” Blog Announces Gathering in May

Brazil: Homage to the Victims of the Amazon in Washington, D.C.

President Dilma Rousseff's official visit to Washington, D.C. attracted around 100 people to the Brazilian embassy in an act of solidarity with the Amazonian victims. Learn a little more about...

14 April 2012

Guinea-Bissau: Hospital Suffers “Collateral Damages” from Coup d'Etat

Remembering Murdered Activist, Vittorio Arrigoni

A year after the killing in Gaza of the International Solidarity Movement activist, Vittorio Arrigoni, events are planned in cities throughout Italy, Europe, Palestine and the world. Citizens of the...

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

It has been another interesting week in the Caribbean blogosphere, with netizens discussing everything from crime to upcoming elections…

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