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· September, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from September, 2013

18 September 2013

Melbourne Protesters Take Campaign to McDonald's Chicago HQ

Kevin Rennie writes about the opposition of Melbourne residents to a new McDonald’s in their place. The campaigners have now taken their case to Maccas headquarters in Chicago

Hackers Put Up Anti-Chinese Communist Party Mooncakes on Government Site

16 September 2013

Police Arrest Protesters Protecting Macedonian City Park from Destruction

The protests, which began a month ago, are against the construction of a government building in Bristol Park, one of the last remaining green spaces in Skopje.

Local Police in Bangladesh Capital Dhaka Sign Up for Facebook

It's the first time that the police department has joined Facebook, but not it's first foray into new technologies.

How Malian Citizens Help Monitor the 2013 Presidential Elections

With the support of the French-speaking Global Voices group, a project was created to support and facilitate monitoring the 2013 elections in Mali. The aim of this project was to...

14 September 2013

Where Parody Ends and Politics Begin: Comedians Running for Office

One of the members of Portugal's well-known parody group Homens da Luta is running for mayor. In Portugal and Brazil, celebrities running for office is nothing new.

13 September 2013

Labour Code Promotes Debate on Sexuality and Racism in Cuba

Cuban bloggers debate the inclusion of rights on grounds of gender, sexuality, racial identity and disability, among others, in the Labour Code draft.

11 September 2013

Cuba Colors Itself Yellow for “Los Cinco” Prisoners in the U.S.

It has already been 15 years since the arrest of five Cubans who infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami. A new campaign is demanding the release of the four remaining prisoners.

South Korean Film Questioning Warship Sinking Pulled from Theaters

A major cinema chain pulled a documentary film challenging the government's explanation of the Cheonan warship incident. Their move appears to have backfired.

Hackathon Mozambique Offers Design Contest

Belgium FEMEN Leaves The International Movement

9 September 2013

PHOTOS: In Search of a Safe Environment for India's Children

A series of photographs reminds us that every child has the right to a protective environment.

Saudi Arabia Monitors its Lawyers Tweets

Saudi Arabia is monitoring tweets by lawyers. Many see this as another blow to freedom of expression and advocating for people's rights in the absolute monarchy.

Journalism, Activism and Passion: A Look at Citizen Media in Brazil

2 September 2013

When Reality TV Meets Humanitarian Action in Italy

Many Italians are already criticising RAI 1's humanitarian aid reality TV show in development, several months before it is scheduled to air.

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