Mobiles for Activism & Advocacy Examples, Challenges & Opportunities Patrick Meier  Director of Research DigiActive.org Mo...
Presentation Focuses on  Grassroots Digital Activists… Limited Resources   Loose Networks   Anonymity   Individual Actors ...
Examples…
1. Using Mobile Phones to Organize and Coordinate  Protests …
Protests…
Philippines ‘01 - “Coup de Text” Protests…
Philippines ‘01 - “Coup de Text” Spain ‘04 - “The Night of SMS” Protests…
Philippines ‘01 - “Coup de Text” Spain ‘04 - “The Night of SMS” Pakistan ‘07 - “Flash Protests” Protests…
2. Using Mobile Phone Videos to Document Human Rights  Abuses …
Videos…
Egypt - “Exposing Torture” Videos…
Tibet - “Media Blackout?” Egypt - “Exposing Torture” Videos…
Morocco ‘08 - “Exposing Abuse” Egypt - “Exposing Torture” Tibet ’08 - “Media Blackout?” Videos…
Using a Camera Phone and YouTube to Expose Police Brutality in Morocco
3. Using  Microblogging  Tools to Bridge Between Mobile Phones and Internet Activism
MicroBlogging…
MicroBlogging… Egypt - “Twitter out of Jail”
Egypt - “Twitter out of Jail” China - “Live-Twittered Arrest” MicroBlogging…
Egypt - “Twitter out of Jail” China - “Live-Twittered Arrest” MicroBlogging… Egypt - “Twitter to Safety”
Issues to Consider…
1. Network Structure centralized decentralized distributed source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networks
2. Security
Surveillance Content Filtering Traceability Network Integrity 2. Security
NonID Prepaid Cards  (Anonymity) “ Mobile” Mobile Activism  (On the Move) Avoid Centralization  (Distribute Risk) 2. Secur...
3. Cost
NGO Budget Premium Rate Number Prepaid Cards Top-up to Subscribe? 3. Cost
4. Dissemination
Calling for Action Using Relays Distributed Public Sphere Using Complementary Tools 4. Dissemination
Thank You www.DigiActive.org [email_address] Twitter.com/DigiActive iRevolution .wordpress.com    my blog
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  • Early warning systems HHI Ushahidi Interest in digital activism and Digiactive
  • Digi Active For Mobile Active 2008 Final

    1. Mobiles for Activism & Advocacy Examples, Challenges & Opportunities Patrick Meier Director of Research DigiActive.org MobileActive08, Johannesburg
    2. Presentation Focuses on Grassroots Digital Activists… Limited Resources Loose Networks Anonymity Individual Actors Security Low/No Budget
    3. Examples…
    4. 1. Using Mobile Phones to Organize and Coordinate Protests …
    5. Protests…
    6. Philippines ‘01 - “Coup de Text” Protests…
    7. Philippines ‘01 - “Coup de Text” Spain ‘04 - “The Night of SMS” Protests…
    8. Philippines ‘01 - “Coup de Text” Spain ‘04 - “The Night of SMS” Pakistan ‘07 - “Flash Protests” Protests…
    9. 2. Using Mobile Phone Videos to Document Human Rights Abuses …
    10. Videos…
    11. Egypt - “Exposing Torture” Videos…
    12. Tibet - “Media Blackout?” Egypt - “Exposing Torture” Videos…
    13. Morocco ‘08 - “Exposing Abuse” Egypt - “Exposing Torture” Tibet ’08 - “Media Blackout?” Videos…
    14. Using a Camera Phone and YouTube to Expose Police Brutality in Morocco
    15. 3. Using Microblogging Tools to Bridge Between Mobile Phones and Internet Activism
    16. MicroBlogging…
    17. MicroBlogging… Egypt - “Twitter out of Jail”
    18. Egypt - “Twitter out of Jail” China - “Live-Twittered Arrest” MicroBlogging…
    19. Egypt - “Twitter out of Jail” China - “Live-Twittered Arrest” MicroBlogging… Egypt - “Twitter to Safety”
    20. Issues to Consider…
    21. 1. Network Structure centralized decentralized distributed source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_networks
    22. 2. Security
    23. Surveillance Content Filtering Traceability Network Integrity 2. Security
    24. NonID Prepaid Cards (Anonymity) “ Mobile” Mobile Activism (On the Move) Avoid Centralization (Distribute Risk) 2. Security
    25. 3. Cost
    26. NGO Budget Premium Rate Number Prepaid Cards Top-up to Subscribe? 3. Cost
    27. 4. Dissemination
    28. Calling for Action Using Relays Distributed Public Sphere Using Complementary Tools 4. Dissemination
    29. Thank You www.DigiActive.org [email_address] Twitter.com/DigiActive iRevolution .wordpress.com  my blog

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