What Does Information Have to do with Activism?

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What Does Information Have to do with Activism?

  1. 1. What does informationhave to do with <br />activism?<br />Susannah Vila<br />@susannahvila<br />
  2. 2. Movements.org<br />Resources for activists looking to use digital technologies to increase their impact.<br /><ul><li>Case Studies
  3. 3. How To Guides
  4. 4. Blog
  5. 5. Live Streams
  6. 6. Debate Center
  7. 7. Activist Map
  8. 8. Video Center</li></li></ul><li>You could attend a protest without a bullhorn, but why would you? <br />Harnessing every tool at advocates’ disposal as much and as best as possible<br />
  9. 9. A jailed Egyptian blogger…<br />CASE <br />STUDY<br />#1<br />And how his supporters<br /><ul><li> used every tool available
  10. 10. built an overarching strategy where efforts on any given</li></ul> platform supported efforts on all the other platforms<br />Movements.org/kareem<br />
  11. 11. CASE <br />STUDY<br />#1<br />Blog<br />Blogging<br />Using new technologies in concert with one another.<br />
  12. 12. “We made sure that our messages were really personal. I presented him as my friend, an actual human, and I targeted people who were like him: other students and bloggers. And then they started contacting their networks, and membership grew.”<br />-Esra’a al Shafei<br />
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  14. 14. Keeping audiences engaged over time.<br />
  15. 15. An unpopular new law…<br />CASE <br />STUDY<br />#2<br />
  16. 16. Tapping into the excitement and discussion that’s happening organically and channeling it for impact.<br />
  17. 17. CASE<br />STUDY<br />#2<br />Pairing your audience and your goal with the most appropriate tool<br />LEGISLATORS<br />ADVOCATES<br />PUBLIC<br />…And repealing a law<br />
  18. 18. What do we now know about what works and what doesn’t work in the use of Twitter for advocacy?<br />Learning from case studies…<br />
  19. 19. Media and activism in repressive<br /> environments<br />CASE <br />STUDY<br />#3<br />mmmkmlm<br />
  20. 20. CASE <br />STUDY<br />#3<br />Changing the public sphere<br />
  21. 21. CASE <br />STUDY<br />#3<br />
  22. 22. CASE <br />STUDY<br />#4<br />A groundswell against corruption in India? <br />
  23. 23. CASE <br />STUDY<br />#4<br />A new model of training: Connecting more traditional NGOS to digital leaders.<br />
  24. 24. Thanks for Listening!<br />@susannahvila<br />

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