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· April, 2014

Stories about Digital Activism from April, 2014

21 April 2014

International Organizations, Activists and Authors Against #LeyTelecom

#EPNvsInternet: Mass Campaign against Mexican Communications Bill

A joint mass action between civil organizations and activist is pushing to revert the Telecommunications Bill proposal sent by president Enrique Peña Nieto for Congress' approval.

Meet Mamy and Zo, Editors of Global Voices in Malagasy

Mamy and Zo explain the challenges they face as translators providing up-to-date news and maintaining high standards for the Malagasy language.

Will there be a Popular Consultation for Yasuní?

20 April 2014

Egyptian Turns to YouTube to Object to Compulsory Service in Egyptian Army

How Technology and Citizen Media Shaped Taiwan's Sunflower Movement

Members set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest against a trade deal with China, whose passage without a clause-by-clause review sparked the occupation of the legislature.

19 April 2014

Cameroonian Bloggers ‘Are the Future, and We Are Writing That Future Now’

An interview with Florian Ngimbis, president of the Cameroonian Bloggers Association, about language, the country's poor Internet penetration and more.

18 April 2014

Censorship by Litigation in Russia?

RuNet Echo

Earlier this month, VKontakte minority shareholder United Capital Partners (UCP), filed a complaint against Durov for breach of VKontakte fiduciary duty for creating the secure messenger Telegram.

Voters Turn Out En Masse in Guinea-Bissau's First Post-Coup Elections

About 400 citizen observers monitored elections, which are expected to put an end to the crisis that began two years ago with a military coup in Guinea-Bissau.

In Bangladesh, Cycling to Break Free of Dhaka's Notorious Traffic

Dhaka is one of the most unlivable cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, and its extreme traffic congestion contributes a lot to this fame.

17 April 2014

Meet Suzanne Lehn, Co-Editor of Global Voices en Français

Portrait of Suzanne Lehn, co-manager of French language Global Voices, by Marie Bohner. Her vision of today's media and the subjects she is passionate about.

Facebook Post Spells Legal Trouble for Russian Charity

RuNet Echo

Romanenko reported that no less than the governor of Vologodsk had filed a complaint against him with the local prosecutor's office because of the jocular post.

16 April 2014

Russia's Largest Social Network Says No to Censorship

RuNet Echo

Pavel Durov, founder and CEO of Russian social network VKontakte, has once again used his account there as a platform to speak out against Internet censorship.

Trinidad & Tobago: Lack of Accountability

14 April 2014

Tunisian Blog Launches Whistleblowing Platform

Tunisian award-winning collective blog Nawaat has launched its own whistle-blowing platform: Nawaat Leaks.

13 April 2014

“Blogs are the Vinyl Records of the Internet”

Top 10 Russian-Language Tweets, Week 15 of 2014

RuNet Echo

At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.

12 April 2014

Will Russia Regulate Blogs Like Mass Media?

RuNet Echo

The regulations would require fact-checking, age restriction warnings, and obeying election laws, among other responsibilities.

Caribbean Loses Valuable Steward with Passing of Professor Norman Girvan

Economist, intellectual, Caribbean man: As news of Professor Norman Girvan's death spreads throughout the region, netizens pay him tribute in glowing terms, calling his legacy "powerful" and his voice "magnificent".

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