· June, 2009

Stories about Advocacy from June, 2009

China: Blocking and framing Google

Last night, Google including search, gmail, document and other applications was blocked for 2 hours, although some ISPs have restored the access in couple of hours, a number of twitterers...

China: 2009 Declaration of the Anonymous Netizens

In reaction to a series of internet censorship policy, in particular the introduction of Green Dam, a declaration has been circulated on the net in the past two days calling...

Indonesia: People Power 2.0

Two days after her release from jail [id] on Wednesday 3 June 2009, the first court session for Prita Mulyasari, an Indonesian housewife  who was arrested and jailed since mid...

Peru: Attacks to human rights and freedom of expression

The bloody events in the Peruvian town of Bagua began when the police removed a road blockade of indigenous people protesting against a law (DL 1090) they believe undermines their...

Brazil: Amplified conversations to fight the Digital Crimes Bill

In another demonstration of cyberactivism and acvistim, Brazilian Internet users are gathering around a cause: to fight Senator Azeredo's Digital Crimes Bill. This legal project, which intends to intervene severely...

Global Voices Advocacy Wins Zemanta Blog Contest

Global Voices Advocacy won first prize in Zemanta's Blogging for a Cause competition today. More than 60 different websites were nominated, and the top 5 to receive the most votes...

Caste Based Communities on Orkut Mirror India's Splintered Society

I have written before about Shiv Sena's militant approach towards Orkut communities critical of the party, its leader Bal Thakeray, or its Hindutva ideology. Caste-based communities on Orkut are another...

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