Good storytelling strengthens social movements
“While DigiActive does not condone the violent nature of the actions taken, we do acknowledge the value of discussing the digital activism techniques used, as they may be of value to nonviolent campaigns for change…”
Description: Homeless Nation was started by Daniel Cross, a documentary filmmaker who has highlighted Canada’s homeless population in several of his films. While gathering thousands of stories given by the homeless, most of which wouldn’t fit into the films, Cross envisioned a space where these reports wouldn’t be lost….
Telecoms sans Frontieres has initiated humanitarian calling operations in Matanda, a transit camp in Uganda situated 30 kilometers from the Congolese border where an estimated 10,000 people are sheltered. After registering at the camp, each family is given a voucher to make a call anywhere in the world. In a single day, more than 120 families were able to contact a loved one.
“Over the past two years, Web 2.0 technologies have matured and so have the methods activist use to employ them. In 2008, activists from around the world used Web 2.0 to take command of the digital airwaves pioneering new forms of political mobilization. From Students for a Free Tibet’s live streamed protests in Beijing, to RNC protesters coordinating actions and monitoring police movements on Twitter to mass digital mobilizations for humanitarian relief and election protection, Web 2.0 is no longer just for social networking and fundraising.”
“I’m going to ask you to contribute to this at the end, so start thinking…
What do you think people should know before they build a mobile phone service or product for Africa. Got any tips for? Lessons to remember? Make sure you do/don’t do something?”
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