The War On Trolls

  Everyone has experienced them sometime, random antagonizers who divert away from the main subjects in conversation on online platforms or article comment-sections with an agenda to trigger the public opinion in certain direction. They have many names, mainly known as “trolls” or “shills”, in some cases acting on their …

Social Media & Women Empowerment

In the wake of the Social Media Revolution, social user growth is expanding fast in emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. In 2017 Social Networking in Asia-Pacific will have the largest social network population worldwide and the Middle East and Africa will have the second-largest audience. What does that mean for development and women empowerment? Can Social Media include women’s voices in decision making processes and promote equality?

Social Media vs. Free Speech

journalism and sharing information enters a new path with Social Media, a realm that’s not entirely empty of challenges. Sharing information fast, reaching, engaging and interacting with audiences online has become increasingly essential to spread news.

Social Media and Development: An Introduction Part 2

On the 6th March 2016, strongman Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia for three decades, posted a thanks on his Facebook page for reaching 3m likes. “I would like to thank my national compatriots and youths in the country and overseas who support my Facebook page, which has received 3 million …

Social Media and Development: an introduction Part 1

On July 1st 2016, Louise Linton wrote an article for the UK’s Daily Telegraph entitled, “How my dream gap year in Africa turned into a nightmare” based on her book In Congo’s Shadow. The online backlash to the “white saviour complex” implicit in the account was swift, acrimonious and global, drawing …