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· June, 2015

Stories about Digital Activism from June, 2015

14 June 2015

Hungarian Activists Raise a Boatload of Cash to Counter a Government Campaign

In less than seven days, Hungarian journalist-activist Katalin Erdélyi and her team raised over 100,000 dollars to fight the government's new anti-immigrant campaign.

Journalism Professor Elaine Diaz Is Testing the Limits of Media Freedom in Fast-Changing Cuba

Cuba's constitution outlaws independent media. But University of Havana professor and GV author Elaine Diaz is taking a risk to try to roll back those restrictions.

12 June 2015

Ugandan Authorities Jail Facebook User for “Offensive” Comments About President Musveni

Advox

Robert Shaka, a Ugandan IT specialist, is in jail for allegedly running the controversial TVO-Uganda Facebook page which is critical of Ugandan government.

The Newly Updated Indic Keyboard App Now Supports 22 Asian Languages

Rising Voices

A mobile input app called Indic Keyboard's newest release now supports language input in 22 Asian languages including 18 Indian languages apart from English, with 54 input layouts.

10 June 2015

Speculation Flares Online as Huge Fuel Depot Fire Burns Near Kyiv

RuNet Echo

As firefighters battle a massive fuel depot fire near Kyiv, Ukrainians have been sharing photos of the disaster, conspiracy theories, and survival tips on social media.

8 June 2015

#GirlsCan Campaign Kicks Off with FIFA Women's World Cup to Empower Girls in Sports

Monitoring Mexico's Midterm Elections with #BreakTheFear

Advox

During last Sunday's elections in Mexico, the free-speech organization ARTICLE 19 ran a campaign called #RompeElMiedo (#BreakTheFear) to monitor the safety of journalists and human rights activists

4 June 2015

‘Writing Code Is Not a Crime': Jailed Iranian Web Developer Saeed Malekpour Turns 40

Advox

"It is not justice to keep a talented software engineer in jail just because the software he developed was used by others for reasons deemed illegal by the Iranian government."

3 June 2015

How Ukrainian Activists Are Fighting Corruption in Courts Using YouTube

RuNet Echo

"Open Court," a group of lawyers and human rights activists, are taking it upon themselves to fight pervasive corruption in the judiciary with online videos, live streams, and legal expertise.

2 June 2015

Tor Use in Russia Spiking in Response to Kremlin's Censorship Efforts

RuNet EchoAdvox

As the Kremlin steps up its efforts to enforce Internet censorship, search engine data shows a growing number of Russians use Tor to circumvent content blocking.

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