· February, 2011

Stories about Activism from February, 2011

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Saudi women demand their rights, on Twitter

  24 February 2011

It is season for change in the Middle East and Arab world and Saudi women don't want to be left behind. They are now taking their demand for equality online-at Twitter, Facebook, on forums and blogs. Deborah Amos at Georgia Public Broadcasting reports that recent events have stirred political passions...

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Human Rights Video, Privacy and Visual Anonymity in the Facebook Age

  17 February 2011

The successful nationwide organizing and subsequent protests in Egypt to oust the 30-year regime of President Hosni Mubarak have in part been facilitated by Facebook. But as media and technology commentators and human rights activists alike are noting, using Facebook for activism is fraught with risks.

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Advocacy Recap: Part II

  15 February 2011

Last week, we looked back at the US government's handling of  G20 summit protesters and pro-democracy bloggers in Vietnam facing persecution. Now let us talk about the Purdue University Professor who faced intense criticism for his views on homosexuality and Turkey's YouTube ban. Professor Bert Chapman, a Government Information and Political...

Advocacy Recap

  7 February 2011

After blogging about free speech issues and dangers faced by bloggers and reporters in various parts of the world, I think it would be nice to look back and check on them. On October 20, 2009; I discussed about how the  city of Pittsburg-hosting G20 summit, harassed protesting activists and even tried...

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