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· April, 2012

Stories about Technology from April, 2012

30 April 2012

A Global Voices Guide to re:publica Berlin 2012

This week (May 2-4, 2012) thousands of minds will join in Berlin, Germany at an annual gathering called re:publica. A number of Global Voices community members will participate in over...

Kenya: Chronicles of a Kenyan Farmer Nominated for Award

Cuba: Diaspora Reacts to Ferrer García's Release

Cuban prisoner of conscience Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia was released over the weekend. Diaspora bloggers comment on this most recent development.

Barbados: Racial Slurs for Winning Goal

29 April 2012

India: Five Legal Points The Bloggers Should Know

Africa: Does Copy/Clone Strategy Work in Africa?

Nigeria: New Media and Governance Conference

Refugees: Online Media and Technology to the Service of Refugees

Two different organizations are using online media and technology to aid refugees and improve their lives. The first uses online and mobile tools to reunite refugees who have lost track...

28 April 2012

India: Protests Against the New IT Rules

In April 2011 the Indian government quietly issued amendments to the IT rules restricting web content that are designated as “disparaging,” “harassing,” “blasphemous” or “hateful.” The Indian netizens are campaigning...

27 April 2012

Iran: Opposition sites under cyber attack

Ethiopia: Netizens Outraged as Ethiopia Steps Up Internet Censorship

Ethiopian bloggers are outraged and expressing their concern on different social media platforms as the Ethiopian government increasingly engages in blocking and surveillance of selected websites, blogs and Facebook pages.

Chinese blind lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest

25 April 2012

Cuba: Hopeless Information?

Cuba: Resorting to Hunger Strike

Cuban netizens, primarily from the diaspora, are once again blogging about instances of police abuse in the country and how the island's justice system routinely makes hunger-strikers out of prisoners...

South Korea: Youtube Video Accusing Samsung of Labor Workers Death

South Korea: International Media Coverage on Continuing Attacks on Stanford Grad Singer

China: New vBlog Weibo Today

23 April 2012

Mexico: Netizens Speak Out Against Geo-Location Law

Mexicans used the blogosphere and Twitter to comment on the reforms recently published and identified as the “Geo-Location Law”, which allows authorities to access real time reports on the location...

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