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· October, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from October, 2013

22 October 2013

The Crowd in the Machine

The Bridge

How we create images of crowds affects our understanding of them.

20 October 2013

#FreeBoussa: Moroccan Netizens Protest Teen Trial over Public Kiss

Three teenagers have been arrested in Morocco. Their crime? The first two were arrested for kissing in public, and the third for photographing them.

Morocco Censors the Web: Collateral Damage Allowed

A number of websites, among them popular social media platforms Instagram and Pinterest, have been blocked in Morocco. Also, one of the main independent media outlets, Lakome, has been censored.

Pakistani Web Rallies Against Proposed Ban on Whatsapp, Viber and Skype

Pakistan's online community has not taken kindly to the Sindh provincial government's talk of banning the messaging apps temporarily in the interest of security.

South Korea: Mass Candlelight Rallies Against the Spy Agency Scandal

19 October 2013

Dandin.me: Encompassing the Emerging Talent in the Middle East

Free Expression, Right to Information Focus of Blog Action Day Brazil

Online censorship and police repression on the streets are problems yet to be overcome in Brazil, bloggers wrote.

18 October 2013

Declaration on the Future of Internet Cooperation

Japan: OpenStreetMap Aggregates Typhoon Info

South Africa's Ruling Party #ProudlyBroughtByANC Campaign Flops

The campaign was a response to a billboard erected by the opposition poking fun at the electronic tolling system. The billboard reads: “E-tolls. Proudly brought to you by the ANC.”

16 October 2013

On Blog Action Day, Thousands of Blogs on Human Rights

Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.

Léonarda, 15, Arrested During a School Trip and Deported

Video: Colombian Artists Sing in Solidarity With Farmers

Although protests and road blocks have stopped, the farmers' struggle for land rights continues.

15 October 2013

Russian Muslim Websites Defaced by Hackers During Eid

RuNet Echo

On Eid al-Adha (Kurban-Bairam in Russian), several websites of the Russian Muslim community were defaced with a photo of a severed pig's head holding the Koran in its mouth.

Marking The 30th Anniversary Of The Beurs’ March For Equality

14 October 2013

“Stop Harassment of Iranian Journalists’ Family Members”

Can This Be Home? Borderlessness & The Internet Citizen

The Bridge

Countries, borders, and nationalities remain dominant and important in many ways, but they don't feel as sharply defined or as binding as before.

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