This post is the second of a series of video interviews we'll be doing over the next months at Global Voices Advocacy. We began with Robert Guerra, Project Director for Freedom House‘s Global Internet Freedom Program about the The “Freedom on the Net” study.
In this video I interviewed, Gaurav Mishra, our colleague at Global Voices and the 2008-09 Yahoo! Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology, and Global Internet at Georgetown University, about the role of social media and digital activism in India.
From the right-wing Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena's Orkut Campaign to the more liberal Pink Chaddi Facebook Campaign, Gaurav explores in this interview how problems of religious conflicts are being reflected online, in a country where caste, class and religious divides remain very strong despite the secular nature of the state.
Credit for the 3D animated graphic that introduces each video goes to my friend Astrubal from Tunisia.