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· November, 2015

Stories about Digital Activism from November, 2015

9 November 2015

Narcodata, an In-Depth Data Journalism Project That Contextualizes the Drug War in Mexico

Using easy-to-comprehend, interactive visualizations, Narcodata tells the story of how the cartels were born, who their leaders are, the conflicts among them, their geographic expansion and their known crimes.

When Were You Sexually Harassed for the First Time? Brazilian Women React to Online Violence

Advox

Social networks are increasingly filled with hate speech. This alarming phenomenon, however, is being countered by creative, irreverent, and organized women's groups online.

5 November 2015

Facebook Vows to Improve Real Name Policy. But How Far Will They Go?

Advox

Facebook says it will make some small changes to the real name policy in an effort to help keep users safe, but there is still much more to be done.

4 November 2015

Netizen Report: The Mexican Cybercrime Law That Wasn’t

Advox

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Bay Area Intifada: Identity Politics with a Capital ‘I’

The Bridge

The dream of Third World liberation and decolonization is alive in Oakland, California.

2 November 2015

Social Media Users Factcheck Mainstream News Coverage of Russian Plane Crash in Egypt

RuNet Echo

When a Russian couple found their Instagram photo splashed over the evening television news as "Sinai plane crash victims," they went on a social media quest to debunk the error.

Mozambicans Start a Petition Against the High Cost of Internet

Prices for internet access have jumped after Mozambique´s National Communication Institute (INCM) cut subsidies to local internet providers by 75%, undermining government's supposed pro-internet position.

1 November 2015

Why Montenegro's Opposition Leaders Want to Topple the Government

Many international news outlets have chalked Montenegrin people's dissatisfaction with their government up to "Serb nationalist" or "pro-Russian" waves within Montenegrin society. That's not the full story.

How Successful Was Ghana's #DumsorMustStop Vigil?

How do you define the success of a mass protest?

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