ICT AND SOCIAL MEDIA
ICTs have long been used to disseminate movement information, facilitate solidarity across borders and groups, and build movement membership and independent media platforms.
Blog on Digital Activism
The #RESIST blog exists to collectively discuss matters relating to digital activism and social change.
C4D is an evolving area of practice that is tracking a paradigm shift in development – from diffusion to participation; its evolution has also been influenced by the information revolution.
We are young, we are free, we are alt-right
Once the problem of the guilt of the Holocaust perpetrators has been by and large settled . . . the one big remaining question is...Read More
HeForShe, Emma Watson and gender equality on Twitter 🕊
In my previous posts on #RESIST I’ve attempted to bring focus to issues found both inside and out of specific global south development contexts, more...Read More
Is the idea of a new transnational feminist movement falling apart?
Part 4 of 4. What has happened after the successful international mobilizations for women’s rights on the International Women’s day (IWD) the 8th of March?...Read More
TED & TEDx Talks as activism, catalysts of norm-critique and moralism in matters of social change.
“..identity is performatively constituted by the very 'expressions' that are said to be its results” -Judith Butler To start off this third part to my...Read More
Digital anarchy, anonymity & libertinism: The Internet is a lawless state.
-- “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand; the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” ― Eric...Read More
The closet and the digital
(Featured image: Beatriz Varella) We are living in a moment where advances in human rights always seem to go hand in hand with conservative setbacks...Read More
The Pussyhat Movement – a Very Analogue, and a Very Digital Movement
Imagine using knitting needles and yarn and a shared song to manifest women’s rights… The “Pussyhat” movement started in the US in late November last...Read More
I Got Fake People Showing Fake News to Me
Spreading fake news is not a new phenomenon. What is new, is how changes in technology contributes to the acceleration and the extent of how...Read More
Development, Digital Advocacy & Animal Welfare.
-- “Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.” ― Theodor W. Adorno -- If you have worked in a developing...Read More
The International Women’s day 2017: a global day of resistance in many ways
Part 3 of 4. The International Women’s day 2017 was according to the The Guardian, “one of the most highly charged and political International Women’s...Read More
Getting away with murder: white privilege vs. black privilege
-- “Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of...Read More
A day without a woman: how a global strike is being promoted through social media activism
Part 2 of 4: In the second post in my series about the Women's March movement, I continue blogging about this interesting and increasing phenomena....Read More
Dangers inherent to social media activism in a world full of ‘alternative facts’
Have you ever seen someone following up their comments on a picture on Instagram, or on say a Facebook post, with references? Yeah, I didn’t...Read More
Activism, or just slacktivism?
Speaking about online or digital activism, it feels one always have to put in a disclaimer, stating something like: “Digital activism is often referred to...Read More
Resisting digital colonization
In line with David´s last post on the harmful side of the digital activism, I invite our readers to reflect on new forms of control...Read More
The role of new media activism for the #womensmarch movement: an introduction
Part 1 of 4. I'm continuing #resist's blogging about gender issues related to new media activism and social change by analyzing the possible rise of...Read More
Digital activism: a double-edged sword.
“Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear...Read More
Middle Fingers Up
Somehow following the two prior posts, I’m thinking about the word resist, and the hashtag behind it. As an adjective - nothing grand at...Read More
A ´diva´ hand for black women digi-activism in the Global South
https://www.instagram.com/p/BP-rXUGBPJa/ The above picture of pop-diva Beyoncé showing an advanced baby bump quickly became the most shared image in Instagram's history last week. With all...Read More
To boycott or not to boycott, that is the question.
“All powerful social movement tactics have always been premised on a strategic analysis of what the media environment affords. Like it or not, the era...Read More