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· April, 2012

Stories about Digital Activism from April, 2012

13 April 2012

Argentina: “I Don't Believe in Schools but I do Believe in Education”

Educacion Viva (Live Education) has released the first of their videos challenging traditional education systems, titled I Don't Believe in Schools but I do Believe in Education. In the subtitled...

Russia: Proposed NATO Hub in Ulyanovsk Sparks Protests

RuNet Echo

A wave of online indignation has since spread to the streets, leading to hunger strikes and anti-NATO marches in Ulyanovsk and Moscow, in response to a transport hub that will...

Russia: Ilya Varlamov, Omsk's Blogger-Mayor?

RuNet Echo

In the city of Omsk, a local activist group has arranged online primaries for opposition candidates, in order to nominate one for the city's June mayoral election. Popular Muscovite photoblogger...

Cuba: Cyberfeminism in Havana

Italy: Netizens Ponder the April 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake

In the third anniversary of the tragic event, citizens came together in the streets and online, creating web-pages, posts and Twitter hashtags to share memories, comments and broader hope for...

12 April 2012

Senegal: No Slack for President Wade After Peaceful Election Defeat

While the outside world seems to celebrate Abdoulaye Wade's peaceful election defeat in Senegal, the Senegalese blogosphere is still critical of Wade's tenure as a president. Bloggers recall the victims...

Czech Republic, Ukraine: Migrant Domestic Workers’ Rights

11 April 2012

Colombia: Congress Approves “Lleras Law 2″

Tunisia: Mixed Reactions to Hacking of Prime Minister's Emails

On April 8 Anonymous Tunisia hacked the emails of the Tunisian prime minister Hamadi Jebali. The movement dubbed it "Operation Touche pas à ma Tunise" ("Get Your Hands Off My...

Uganda: ‘Kony 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous’ Receives Mixed Reactions

“Kony 2012: Part II - Beyond Famous” is a follow-up video to the viral campaign video calling for the capture of the Ugandan war criminal and leader of Lord's Resistance...

Mali: Silence of the Local Blogosphere

While the internet is inundated with blogs, tweets and videos from other countries, Malian internet users remain silent. The capital, Bamako, is still affected by serious power cuts as the...

10 April 2012

Bolivia: Activists Push for Better Internet Connectivity

In Bolivia, Internet connections are among the most expensive in the world. Service is slow and not yet available for the majority of its population. A group of activists is...

Philippines: Netizens Unite to Save Pine Trees

Mali : Opinions of a Blogger on the Military Coup

Russia: Astrakhan Becomes Opposition's New Rallying Cause

RuNet Echo

Astrakhan mayoral candidate Oleg Shein's cause is becoming the biggest rallying point for an anti-Kremlin opposition that has spent the last month struggling to rediscover its direction. Today, a hunger...

9 April 2012

Greece: #Police_Victims

Cuba: Unholy Actions

Portugal: Police Prevents Workers From Writing a Banner for the General Strike

Worldwide Concern Over Critical State of Bahraini Activist

Netizens around the world have expressed their great concern over the deteriorating state of Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi Alkhawaja. The Bahraini authorities sentenced him to life imprisonment last year,...

Syria: Activist Rima Dali Arrested in Damascus for Calling for End to Killing

"Stop the killing. We want to build a Syria for all Syrians." These were the words on the banner that Rima Dali held in front of the Syrian Parliament in...

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