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· October, 2014

Stories about Digital Activism from October, 2014

13 October 2014

Death By Firing Squad in Eastern Ukraine Over a Cartoon?

RuNet Echo

The rebel "culture minister" allegedly demands that a court sentence a writer to death by firing squad, and also asks to be awarded 50,000 rubles in compensation for moral damages.

10 October 2014

Blog Action Day This October 16: If I Say #Inequality, You Say…?

Tell the world what inequality means to you. Tell your story, share your view, debate and argue. Do it this Thursday, October 16 on Blog Action Day.

A Student Movement Against a Mishandled Sexual Abuse Investigation Rocks West Bengal

Students, as well as members of the general public, have mounted a sudden and effective campaign to express their outrage with the way authorities have handled a recent molestation case.

9 October 2014

Tumblr Account Shames Online Hate Directed at Brazil's North

The negative remarks are evidence of the long-documented economic gap between the north and the south in Brazil.

7 October 2014

Facebook Weighs In on the Ukraine-Russia Takedown Dispute

RuNet EchoAdvox

RuNet Echo talks with Facebook about content takedowns, community standards, and the social media war in Ukraine, where users on all sides resort to desperate measures.

6 October 2014

The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

Advox

Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.

5 October 2014

Introducing the Women's Rights Campaigning Info-Activism Toolkit

Rising Voices

The toolkit is a new resource to help activists equip themselves to run effective campaigns. It is now available in four languages.

2 October 2014

What Protesters in Hong Kong (and Anywhere Else) Should Know About FireChat

Advox

Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.

Hong Kong Protesters Shore Up Mobile Communications Tools in Face of Technical Threats

Advox

Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.

Aliens Are Running Hong Kong Protests, And The Russian News Is On It

RuNet Echo

A popular Russian news website claims an alien force might be behind the mass protests in Hong Kong.

1 October 2014

“We Don't Need No Governance”: Why the Internet Governance Forum Misses the Point

Advox

Activists worldwide have criticized the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum for shying away from pressing issues like censorship and digital surveillance. This year, they held took matters into their own hands.

American Actor Mark Ruffalo Retracts His Viral Endorsement of Brazilian Presidential Hopeful Over Gay Marriage

Marina Silva has learned not to disappoint Mark Ruffalo, who famously played the Hulk in the film "The Avengers," on marriage equality. You wouldn't like him when he's disappointed.

La Respuesta, an Online Magazine by and for the Millions of Puerto Ricans Living in the US

"One of our core values is to look critically at oppressive elements such as colonialism, racism, trans/ homophobia, sexism..." explains Xavier Burgo Peña, editor and co-founder of "La Respuesta."

Cute Cat Theory in Action: Despite Drought, Iranian Users Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Are Iranians really more consumed by Facebook likes and online attention than they are with tangible problems within their own country? If so, they're not alone.

Russian Mathematician Aids Hong Kong's ‘America-Orchestrated Color Revolution’

RuNet Echo

Given the popular frame in Russia that the United States is masterminding Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations, FireChat’s Moscow-educated co-founder is awkward for the pro-Kremlin press.