Latest stories about Digital Activism
12 April 2014
Economist, intellectual, Caribbean man: As news of Professor Norman Girvan's death spreads throughout the region, netizens pay him tribute in glowing terms, calling his legacy "powerful" and his voice "magnificent".
11 April 2014
Local humanitarian initiatives from Macedonia are successfully using social media to solicit donations for the country's most vulnerable.
The ruling rejected Xu Zhiyong's appeal of his January conviction on charges of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order", a charge often used to clamp down on dissidents.
10 April 2014
In Ecuador, the debate over private copying levies continues, and the prospect of an additional tax on data storage devices for music and videos is on the table.
9 April 2014
The blogger known as Siamak Mehr writes an open letter from a small cell with 40 inmates. He is serving a 4-year sentence for writing a blog.
A cautionary tale about the dangers of ill-conceived Facebook status updates, or perhaps about the growing threat of RuNet's epistemic closure.
8 April 2014
"This book belongs to whoever finds it in exchange for giving it away again after reading it so that other people can enjoy it."
7 April 2014
Prisoners have used Twitter to publicize the conditions at the prison, so horrible that a prosecutor once refused to enter and inspect the hospital ward because she “has family”.
A satirist and prominent social critic has returned to the airwaves in South Korea after being acquitted on charges of defaming the president.
5 April 2014
At the end of each week, RuNet Echo collects the top ten Russian-language tweets and curates them for Global Voices readers.