Stories about Activism from April, 2012
Mapping the Best Resources for Digital Advocates
The engine room is a new organization that’s trying to improve coordination between advocates, technologists and support organizations. They want your input on a new Social Tech Census to map the best resources for digital advocates.
Arab World: Technology in the Time of Revolution
The Arab uprisings have created a debate about the role played by social media and mobile technology in bringing change. Whatever conclusion you come to on that subject, activists certainly make use of a wide range of new technologies, and Tarek Amr takes a look at some of them in this post.
China: Battle over the spread and deletion of “rumors”
The China propaganda machine continues to launch the war against “rumors” distributing via social media. However, many still believe that people will eventually win in this online battle. Yesterday People's Daily had a featured article on “Internet rumors harm people and harm our society. The public must not believe or...
Pakistan: Unpacking an Anti-Censorship Campaign
When Pakistan's government called for proposals for a new URL filtering and blocking system earlier this year, local and global civil society coordinated their campaigns to focus on the strategies most likely to elicit a response from the authorities.