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Rayna St. · August, 2012

former research fellow @ Paris Descartes University // now independent researcher and consultant at RS Strategy // Geek & DIYbio hacker // working to achieve gender equality in science & tech // human rights activist // former editor for Global Voices Bulgarian // Columnist for Al-Jazeera English, Nature Middle East, Jadaliyya,… // board member of the French chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation // founder of OpenMENA // human being

Between Bulgaria, Egypt & France

I tweet under @MaliciaRogue |
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Latest posts by Rayna St. from August, 2012

Bulgaria: The Red Army Supports Pussy Riot

On the day of the verdict in the Pussy Riot trial, Russian embassies worldwide are seeing demonstrations in support of the incriminated punk band members. The Red Army Monument in...

Russia: Egyptian Graffiti Artist on Freedom for Pussy Riot

Egyptian political activist and graffiti artist Ganzeer writes [en] about the Pussy Riot case: “[…] the consequences of freeing Pussy Riot may be mistaken for a fair and liberal Russian...

Egypt: The President's Son Fails Admission Test

The GUC Insider is the independent student-led media outlet of the German University in Cairo (GUC). In a short article [ar], it announces that the son of the Egyptian President...

Bulgaria: Don't Dismantle the Train Services!

Bulgarian blog “Работнически глас” (Worker's Voice) publishes [bg] a few photographs of a protest on Sofia's Central Railway Station. Held on August 9, this flashmob gathered around 100 people who...

Bulgaria: Thousands of Trial Records Go Open

The Bulgarian section of the Open Knowledge Foundation announced [bg] the release of 580,049 court decisions and 607,656 additional documents, including motives. Although all those are already publicly accessible in...

Russia: Pussy Riot's Closing Statement

The blog Chtodelat publishes an English translation of the closing statements of one of the defendants in the Pussy Riot trial. Three of the punk group members are charged with...

Somalia: The Very First Humanitarian “Customer Calling Center”

In her blog post about the very first humanitarian customer calling center, Anahi Ayala Iacucci describes “a quick and convenient way for Somali beneficiaries to give feedback about projects funded...

World: “Hackitat” – A Film About Political Hacking

Artists based in Sweden have launched a crowd-funding campaign to support and sustain their film project “Hackitat”. The documentary aims to highlight hackers, “the people building a nation on the...

Egypt: Social Justice for All

The Egyptian non-profit media collective Mosireen [en, ar] is “born out of the explosion of citizen journalism and cultural activism in Egypt during the revolution”. The group of filmmakers and...

UK: Taking on ‘Brandalism’

The collectively maintained website Brandalism presents an ever-growing collection of street art. The project is inspired “from the Dadaists, Situationists and Street Art movements” and its goal is to “see...

World: Why Rape Jokes Are Not Funny

Hannah maintains the blog Afternoon Snooze Button and publishes a rather detailed post aiming at demonstrating “why rape jokes are uniquely bad”. She writes: “People who enjoy rape jokes commonly...

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