· August, 2013

Stories about Activism from August, 2013

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Russia's Political Firebrand: What Makes Navalny Tick?

  24 August 2013

Russia's best-known political blogger earned his fame fighting corruption in the private sector, but may now face five years' jail time on (possibly trumped-up) embezzlement charges. In the meantime, he's running for mayor of Moscow.

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Why was Facebook Blocked in Cambodia?

  15 August 2013

On August 7, Facebook was inaccessible in Cambodia for several hours. Government officials and ISPs claimed that the blockage resulted from technical complications, but media freedom groups remained suspicious of a foul play by authorities.

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Government Critic Arrested on Drug Charges in Mexico

  12 August 2013

Supporters suspect that Gustavo Maldonado was arrested in retaliation for his online activities. Just hours before his arrest on a small-scale drug charge, Maldonado posted a YouTube video accusing local officials of corruption.

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Minister Ridiculed Over Website Closure Statement

  9 August 2013

Independent citizen media site the Zambian Watchdog switched to an Australian hosting company earlier this year in an effort to thwart attacks on the site. Readers ridiculed Zambia's Deputy Labor Minister when he mistakenly suggested that this would make the site accessible only in Australia.

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