Stories about Digital Activism from October, 2013
Three teenagers have been arrested in Morocco. Their crime? The first two were arrested for kissing in public, and the third for photographing them.
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.
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.
Online censorship and police repression on the streets are problems yet to be overcome in Brazil, bloggers wrote.
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.”
Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.
Although protests and road blocks have stopped, the farmers' struggle for land rights continues.
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.
Countries, borders, and nationalities remain dominant and important in many ways, but they don't feel as sharply defined or as binding as before.