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· October, 2013

Stories about Digital Activism from October, 2013

13 October 2013

Chinese Journalist Arrested After Exposing Corruption Online

Liu Hu was formally arrested after seven weeks of detention on charges related to his posts on Sina Weibo detailing the alleged corruption of four high-ranking officials.

12 October 2013

United Russia MP Scorned for Public Debauch

RuNet Echo

A United Russia deputy and his aide were thrown off an Aeroflot flight, accused of being intoxicated, threatening the crew, and delaying the flight.

Protests in Iraq Crowdvoiced

11 October 2013

India's Women Take on Fear and Sexual Violence in “Action Hero”

The game is meant to tackle the fear that many Indian women have toward their cities because of rampant sexual harassment.

French MP Heckles Female Colleague by Clucking in Parliament

From Brazil to the World: the Marco Civil and Internet Governance

The path that Brazil is taking towards the development of digital policies and Internet governance could serve as the model for the rest of the world.

8 October 2013

#IranJeans: Yes We Do Wear Jeans, Mr. Netanyahu

The joke's on the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for saying that Iranians are not free to wear jeans.

Brazil's Cyberculture Has a New Book

7 October 2013

Express Yourself: Blog Action Day on Human Rights!

October 16 is Blog Action Day. Join bloggers worldwide in highlighting this year's topic: human rights.

Czech Republic: Anti-Roma Riots and Attacks on the Rise

Mapping Earthquake Reconstruction in Tohoku, Japan

Oktoberfest in Lomé, Togo

‘A Good Blogger Must Already Have the Intrinsic Qualities of All Good Journalists’

Award-winning Cameroonian blogger and multimedia journalist Dorothée Danedjo Fouba speaks to author Dibussi Tande about the state of digital journalism in Africa.

6 October 2013

Hong Kong: Say No to Ivory Trade and Crafts

A coalition of concerned individuals and NGOs, Hong Kong for Elephants, rallied on October 4 calling on the Hong Kong Government to destroy its entire stockpile of 25 tonnes of...

4 October 2013

GV Face: Saudi Women Will Drive

GV Face

In this week's edition of GV Face, we meet Tamador Alyami, a Saudi blogger supporting the #Women2Drivecampaign, Hadeel Mohammed, our Saudi Author and our MENA Editor Amira Al Hussaini.

Pakistan's Sindh Province Proposes Block on Skype, Viber and WhatsApp

The Sindh government's proposed three-month ban on messaging apps Viber, WhatsApp, Tango, Skype and other Voice Over Internet Protocol-based calling and messaging applications is meant to disrupt terrorist activities.

Open Screenplay Competition at the Barranquilla Creative Commons Film Festival

Organizers invite both new and experienced producers from around the world to make a production based on screenplays written and distributed under a Creative Commons license.

New Romanian Law Takes Aim at Bucharest's 65,000 Stray Dogs

A deadly dog attack on a four-year-old boy last month spurred Romanian legislators to pass a law legalizing euthanasia after stray animals spend 14 days in public shelter.

3 October 2013

Helping Balochistan Earthquake Victims

Senior Citizens Fight High-Voltage Tower Construction in South Korean Town

Most of Miryang's residents, elderly farmers in their 60s and 70s, have resisted for over eight years now, citing health risks and their strong attachment to the land.

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