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· September, 2012

Stories about Digital Activism from September, 2012

22 September 2012

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Hatred in the Caucasus

Belarus: Early Voting Boosts Turnout Amid Calls to Boycott Elections

The parliamentary election in Belarus is to take place on Sunday, Sep. 23, but the early voting has already begun, and the turnout may end up being high, despite calls...

21 September 2012

El Salvador: Reflecting on the Future of Blogs

Like many netizens around the world, Salvadoran bloggers are discussing the future of blogs. Prompted by a blogger who has decided to put his blog "on hold", bloggers Fernando Marroquin...

Russia: Activist Journalists or Bolshevik Bloggers?

RuNet Echo

Anyone following the Russian protest movement cannot help but notice the degree to which many Russian journalists are involved with the opposition. In the age of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram,...

Portugal: Demonstrations During Presidential Meeting with State Council

Angola: Police Puts End to Protest

Togo: Waves of Women in Red March Down Lomé for Political Reform

Macedonia: Activist's Trial to Continue in November

Iran: Bear's Torture Commemorated with Day Against Animal Cruelty

A video of a brown bear and her cubs being clubbed to death made a big impact on the Iranian public in 2011. Now animal rights activists commemorate the day...

20 September 2012

Japan: Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup Worker Dangers Revealed

A citizen media news video has revealed the dangerous conditions that cleanup workers in Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant are finding themselves in. The plant was damaged by last year's...

19 September 2012

India: Hurrah For Hornbills – Defence Project Stalled in Narcondam

A proposal from the Indian Coast Guards to install coastal surveillance equipments in the Narcondamm Island in the Andaman Sea, has been stalled by the Indian government. This news, coming...

Syria: The Revolution through the Designs of Wissam Al Jazairy

Wissam Al Jazairy is a young Syrian graphic designer. The suffering of his people is evident in art work he published online as part of his contribution to the Syrian...

Tunisia: In Defense (sort of) of French Weekly on the Muhammad Cartoons

Brazil: Internet Bill of Rights Vote Postponed Again

Bangladesh: First Ever Youth Tech Camp In Dhaka

18 September 2012

Mauritania: The Burden of Being Black

Bangladesh: Draft Online Media Policy Draws Criticism

There are almost 200 online newspapers in Bangladesh but no specific regulations exist for them. The government of Bangladesh has taken steps to administer them by preparing draft regulations, but...

Central African Republic: The Cities of Sibut and Damara Attacked by Rebels

Russia: Ksenia Sobchak's Civil Platform Candidacy

RuNet Echo

Earlier today, the Central Elections Committee officially registered a bevy of candidates for the coming elections of the first Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition. Among today's new entries to...

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