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An Introduction to  Digital Activism Mary Joyce Co-Founder | DigiActive  May, 2009 |  Attribution License
digital activism : grassroots activists  using networked technologies for  social & political change campaigns
Can you gimme an  example   ?
Img :  José Antonio Rivas ,  lawyersmovement.com / , Divine Rapier (Flickr) international  rallies organized through Faceb...
Img :  José Antonio Rivas ,  lawyersmovement.com / , Divine Rapier (Flickr) international  rallies organized through Faceb...
Img :  José Antonio Rivas ,  lawyersmovement.com / , Divine Rapier (Flickr) international  rallies organized through Faceb...
What are the  characteristics  of  good  digital activism?
Low-cost Sustainable Self-reinforcing Local
Appropriate technology Effective Longterm strategy
Other countries Reproducible Other issues Other activists
What are the  challenges  to digital activism?
Connecting Online & Offline Img : Indymedia Morocco Help Fouad Mourtada Campaign
Elitism & Inequality Img : Shared Interest /Flickr,  waffler/Flickr
Hype & Tool Transience Img : cyberlearning-world.com, visual media/Flickr
New Casualties Img : freekareem.org, Committee to Protect Bloggers,  Nudjit News  Iran Egypt Guatemala Omid Reza Jean Rams...
What does DigiActive do  to support  digital activism?
Post  cases on our blog Research  through R@D Train  activists Write  digital activism guides …and we’re writing a book
How can you get involved  in  DigiActive’s work?
Visit us:  DigiActive.org Email me:  [email_address] Facebook:  search for “DigiActive” Twitter:  @DigiActive
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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 change. Learn more at www.DigiActive.org

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