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· May, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from May, 2013

25 May 2013

“When a Burglar Enters Your Home”: Debating Serbia's Self-Defense Law

Saško Bogeski killed a burglar in his home in Belgrade on Tuesday and was immediately arrested. The authorities believe this to be the case of excessive self-defense. Serbian netizens have...

India's Media Giant Takes on Student Blogger

24 May 2013

Russian Non-Profit “Mercy Island” Helps Stray Animals

RuNet Echo

In an April 2013 interview with Evgeny Voropai of Social Technologies Greenhouse, Tatiana Nikitina, president of the charity group Mercy Island, discussed why public organizations are interested in social media...

Outrage over Arrest of Two Photojournalists in Spain

The news of the arrest of photojournalist Raúl Capín, in Madrid, was widely shared under the tag #RaúlLibertad on Twitter. Photojournalist Adolfo Luján was also arrested. Many online messages of...

South Korea's Child Porn Law Blasted for Restricting Freedom of Expression

A new youth protection law in South Korea, meant to protect children by clamping down on child pornography, is being assailed for its broad language that labels net users who...

23 May 2013

Spanish TV Offers Parents Tips on How to Dress Kids Appropriately

A news report on Spanish television showing parents how to ensure their children do not dress provocatively has unleashed protests on the web. Ever since the Rajoy government changed the...

22 May 2013

'14 Million: Life, Family & Liberty’ Movement Sparks Controversy in Ecuador

"14 million" is a citizen initiative that seeks to protect the rights of the family by opposing the free distribution of the day-after pill and other family planning policies in...

How Big Is Alexey Navalny's Army?

RuNet Echo

As Navalny's show-trial for lumber embezzlement continues, such questions are perhaps more important than ever. Here are some data-points which could be used to make a rough approximation:

Free Speech and South Korea's Child Porn Law

‘Dumbass’, Ai Weiwei's Latest Music Video

17 May 2013

Latin American Congress of Living Cultures

VIDEO: South Korean LGBT Protest

Comoros Chats About Identity on Twitter

The hashtags #TesPasComorien and #Teamcomoco are stoking conversation among Comorian Twitter users about what it means to be from the island nation of Comoros.

Catalonia: Caution about Spain's Hostile Ways

15 May 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: The Forced Exile of Palestinians

In commemoration of Nakba Day, the ‘Visualizing Palestine’ graphic team have released their latest infographic entitled “An ongoing displacement” which “quantitatively catalogues the multiple dimensions of Palestinian displacement and loss...

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