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· May, 2015

Stories about Digital Activism from May, 2015

13 May 2015

Human Rights Abuses in Azerbaijan: We Can’t Stay On The Sidelines Anymore

Advox

Arzu Geybullayeva calls on Western leaders to speak out on political prisoners in Azerbaijan as the country prepares to host the European Games.

12 May 2015

Open Letter to President Obama From a Bahraini Human Rights Defender

Advox

AlMahafdah, a former political detainee in Bahrain, asks President Obama to "be the voice of the people of Bahrain" when he meets the crown prince of the kingdom on Wednesday.

Fed Up With ‘Political’ Blocking, Russia and Ukraine Appeal to Facebook

RuNet Echo

Ukrainians and Russians are unhappy about Facebook allowing "politically motivated" takedowns of posts they say are being reported for violations by masses of "Kremlin supporters."

11 May 2015

Why Arabic Script on the Walls Might Not Stop Public Urination in Dhaka

"There is only one toilet in the capital Dhaka for every 150,000 people, out of which many are not usable."

9 May 2015

‘Their Freedom Is Their Right': A Campaign for Prisoners of Conscience in the Arab World

Advox

Three human rights organizations launch a social media campaign to raise awareness about prisoners of conscience throughout the Arab World.

8 May 2015

Leaked Emails Reveal What Vladimir Putin Tells World Leaders at Private Meals

RuNet Echo

The leaked emails can be sorted into three types of reports: menu options for meetings, summaries of the catering services, and—most interestingly—outlines of Putin's conversations with his guests.

7 May 2015

The Cherán Indigenous Community in Mexico Finds Its Voice in Homegrown Media

Rising Voices

A closer look at the community media outlets in Cherán, which declared political self-governance and self-defense in 2011.

Macedonian Women Form Human Shield Around Police to Keep Protests Peaceful

The women were participating in a second day of protests demanding justice after leaked recordings seemed to show officials tried to cover up a 2011 murder by a police officer.

6 May 2015

Macedonian Police Unleash Water Cannons and Batons on Anti-Government Protesters

Authorities brutally cracked down on people protesting the government's alleged attempts to cover up the murder of a man at the hands of a police officer.

3 May 2015

Private Initiatives Take the Helm in Solving Europe's Shipwreck Crisis

"With this project, we want to draw attention to the fact that it shouldn't be our aim - but that of the EU."

2 May 2015

Teachers Strike in Colombia Leaves More Than 8 Million Students Without Class

The Federation of Colombian Education Workers has led Colombian teachers to go on strike to improve teachers' rights throughout the country

Let's Change How the United Nations Secretary General is Chosen

The UN Secretary-General plays a crucial role in tackling global challenges. The 1 for 7 billion campaign is looking to improve the selection process for the UN's top job.

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