Introduction to Digital Activism

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This introduction to digital activism, created by the organization DigiActive.org, provides examples from around the world and discusses best practices and challenges to this emerging field of social …

This introduction to digital activism, created by the organization DigiActive.org, provides examples from around the world and discusses best practices and challenges to this emerging field of social change. Learn more at www.DigiActive.org

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  • 1. An Introduction to Digital Activism Mary Joyce Co-Founder | DigiActive May, 2009 | Attribution License
  • 2. digital activism : grassroots activists using networked technologies for social & political change campaigns
  • 3. Can you gimme an example ?
  • 4. Img : José Antonio Rivas , lawyersmovement.com / , Divine Rapier (Flickr) international rallies organized through Facebook Colombia
  • 5. Img : José Antonio Rivas , lawyersmovement.com / , Divine Rapier (Flickr) international rallies organized through Facebook live SMS updates from protest march Pakistan Colombia
  • 6. Img : José Antonio Rivas , lawyersmovement.com / , Divine Rapier (Flickr) international rallies organized through Facebook live SMS updates from protest march Blogs and offline citizen journalists collect quake victim names China Pakistan Colombia
  • 7. What are the characteristics of good digital activism?
  • 8. Low-cost Sustainable Self-reinforcing Local
  • 9. Appropriate technology Effective Longterm strategy
  • 10. Other countries Reproducible Other issues Other activists
  • 11. What are the challenges to digital activism?
  • 12. Connecting Online & Offline Img : Indymedia Morocco Help Fouad Mourtada Campaign
  • 13. Elitism & Inequality Img : Shared Interest /Flickr, waffler/Flickr
  • 14. Hype & Tool Transience Img : cyberlearning-world.com, visual media/Flickr
  • 15. New Casualties Img : freekareem.org, Committee to Protect Bloggers, Nudjit News Iran Egypt Guatemala Omid Reza Jean Ramses Anleu Fernandez Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman
  • 16. What does DigiActive do to support digital activism?
  • 17. Post cases on our blog Research through R@D Train activists Write digital activism guides …and we’re writing a book
  • 18. How can you get involved in DigiActive’s work?
  • 19. Visit us: DigiActive.org Email me: [email_address] Facebook: search for “DigiActive” Twitter: @DigiActive