Posts tagged activism


I remember clearly, a top guy wearing black clothes kicked my abdomen. They were very professional, caught my throat and hit my eye.

Prominent Chinese activists Hu Jia was attacked last night on July 16 in Beijing. He reported the incident in his Twitter.
Chinese Activist Hu Jia Attacked

I remember clearly, a top guy wearing black clothes kicked my abdomen. They were very professional, caught my throat and hit my eye.

Prominent Chinese activists Hu Jia was attacked last night on July 16 in Beijing. He reported the incident in his Twitter.

Chinese Activist Hu Jia Attacked

Digital rights buffs share ideas on how to mitigate online trolling — without compromising free expression. This is the first of our partnership posts with Pakistani NGO Bolo Bhi.

We see them on social media all the time - those peculiar characters who jab, mock, criticize and even berate others, seemingly for their own satisfaction. Trolls are part of life, and thus part of life on the Internet. The good news is that there are many ways to combat trollish behavior.

How to Temper Internet Trolls: Tips from the Field

Digital rights buffs share ideas on how to mitigate online trolling — without compromising free expression. This is the first of our partnership posts with Pakistani NGO Bolo Bhi.

We see them on social media all the time - those peculiar characters who jab, mock, criticize and even berate others, seemingly for their own satisfaction. Trolls are part of life, and thus part of life on the Internet. The good news is that there are many ways to combat trollish behavior.

How to Temper Internet Trolls: Tips from the Field


Truly, with all your tanks, and prisons, and armoured vehicles, and morgues … we are stronger than you.

Mona Seif blogs about love, pain and hope in this must-read post about about her sister Sanaa, jailed for protesting in Egypt.
Joined by Love, Separated by Egypt’s Prison Walls

Truly, with all your tanks, and prisons, and armoured vehicles, and morgues … we are stronger than you.

Mona Seif blogs about love, pain and hope in this must-read post about about her sister Sanaa, jailed for protesting in Egypt.

Joined by Love, Separated by Egypt’s Prison Walls

On June 27 scholars gathered at different universities as part of an international discussion on the wrongful arrest and detention of Global Voices community member Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan.
‘Tajikistan is Not Ukraine’: Leading Academics in London Discuss Alexander Sodiqov’s Arrest

On June 27 scholars gathered at different universities as part of an international discussion on the wrongful arrest and detention of Global Voices community member Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan.

‘Tajikistan is Not Ukraine’: Leading Academics in London Discuss Alexander Sodiqov’s Arrest

On May 22, Bassel Safadi will celebrate his 33rd birthday — his third in a prison cell in Damascus. We do not want him to spend his birthday alone. We want him to hear our voices loud and clear and know that we are still supporting his case.
On May 22, Say Happy Birthday To Bassel

On May 22, Bassel Safadi will celebrate his 33rd birthday — his third in a prison cell in Damascus. We do not want him to spend his birthday alone. We want him to hear our voices loud and clear and know that we are still supporting his case.

On May 22, Say Happy Birthday To Bassel


They insulted us and attacked us for five hours during the interrogation. It was so humiliating.

Friends say police recognized the rapper and explicitly targeted him at a football match. Mouad Belrhouat, aka El-Haqed, has been jailed twice since 2011 for his political music and activism.
Moroccan Blogger and Rapper El-Haqed Arrested Again

They insulted us and attacked us for five hours during the interrogation. It was so humiliating.

Friends say police recognized the rapper and explicitly targeted him at a football match. Mouad Belrhouat, aka El-Haqed, has been jailed twice since 2011 for his political music and activism.

Moroccan Blogger and Rapper El-Haqed Arrested Again

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Brazilians tell the world: DON’T COME to the 2014 World Cup

Less than 4 weeks until the FIFA Football World Cup 2014 kicks off in Brazil, but it seems that the closer the opening match, the lower the enthusiasm of the Brazilians. Many Brazilians are angry at the billions spent to host the World Cup. 

Activists announced protests for the duration of the World Cup against those in power, corruption and the waste of money and for an improvement of living conditions. Protesters have said the government should focus spending instead on improving Brazil’s woeful health, education, security and infrastructure systems.

Brazil expects a total of 3.7 million visitors during the World Cup, with around 600,000 of those arriving from abroad.

Amami has been blogging on social and political issues in Tunisia since 2008. He has demanded an end to state surveillance and censorship in concert with Tunisia’s most influential cyberactivists.
Tunisian Activist Azyz Amami Arrested on Drug Charges

Amami has been blogging on social and political issues in Tunisia since 2008. He has demanded an end to state surveillance and censorship in concert with Tunisia’s most influential cyberactivists.

Tunisian Activist Azyz Amami Arrested on Drug Charges

Eleven members of the pro-democracy February 20 Movement were detained in April after joining a labor protest. Using #FreeSimpson and #FreeKoulchi hashtags, supporters are calling for their release.

#FreeSimpson: Campaign to Free Jailed Activists in Morocco

zoneniner:

Free the Zone 9 bloggers… because blogging is not a crime! 
What you can do: Take a picture of yourself with your message in support of the “ZoneNiners” including this short message to the Ethiopian government: Blogging Is Not A Crime!
Submit your pic here or send it to us at advocacy@globalvoicesonline.org

Six Members of Blogging Collective Arrested in Ethiopia

zoneniner:

Free the Zone 9 bloggers… because blogging is not a crime! 

What you can do: Take a picture of yourself with your message in support of the “ZoneNiners” including this short message to the Ethiopian government: Blogging Is Not A Crime!

Submit your pic here or send it to us at advocacy@globalvoicesonline.org

Six Members of Blogging Collective Arrested in Ethiopia