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· March, 2015

Stories about Digital Activism from March, 2015

12 March 2015

Access to Grani.Ru and Other Censored News Websites Restored by Digital Activists

RuNet Echo

As part of Operation Collateral Freedom, activists used the technique known as mirroring to duplicate the nine censored sites and place their copies on the servers of large Internet companies

9 March 2015

Diary of Journalist Pedro Canché Herrera, ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ in Mexico

Advox

Pedro Canché Herrera is awaiting sentencing on sabotage charges, after recording video and interviewing protesters. He describes his experience and thoughts on free expression on social media.

8 March 2015

International Women's Day: One Date, Billions of Contexts

Although International Women's Day was first spearheaded by socialist groups, and focused on working women, the day has now taken on distinctive forms in different locations all over the world.

6 March 2015

Spain and Latin America Celebrate Open Data Day

Macedonia’s Massive Illegal Wiretapping Operation Allegedly Monitored Journalists and Diplomats

Advox

As a four-year-long wiretapping scandal unravels in Macedonia, online users draw attention to the lack of media coverage and the history of the characters behind the story.

5 March 2015

#FragaWantsToPost: A Brazilian Activist Has Been Forbidden From Protesting for Two Years

Advox

Ricardo Fraga’s right to protest has been legally suspended for the last 728 days. He cannot post or mention anything about the high-rise construction project that is changing his neighborhood.

Blogger Law Violations Go Unpunished in Russia

RuNet Echo

Since the infamous 'blogger law' came into power in Russia seven months ago, Roscomnadzor documented 67 violations, but not a single blogger has been punished for swearing or religious offenses.

‘Eat My S***, Mother****ers!': A Newly-Elected Councillor Causes a Stir in Tajikistan

A city councillor who struggles in Tajikistan's state language, Tajik, has used the language to hit back at her critics in a rather rude way.

Mexican Protesters Show Creative Activism

Madagascar's Citizens Save Themselves As Country Floods

Global Voices profiles four citizen initiatives that are providing relief to populations affected by Madagascar's new floods.

4 March 2015

As Floods Inundate Madagascar, Government Is Slow to Provide Relief

Madagascar is going through another extremely difficult time, with a large part of the country being inundated by floods. Residents have uploaded photos of the devastation to social media.

3 March 2015

Fact Checking the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

The citizen activists fact checking the conflict in eastern Ukraine believe their approaches are more honest and revealing than the narratives spun by either the Ukrainian or Russian state-controlled media.

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