So.Act

So.Act

Reflections on new media, activism and social change
NEW MEDIA
Analyzing ICT & new media communication for social development
ACTIVISM
Examining digitalization of contemporary activism & social movements
SOCIAL CHANGE
Exploring globally emerging trends and tools used for social change and development
Don’t count on social media to save democracy
Don’t count on social media to save democracy
Social media is credited with everything from starting revolutions to polarising politics. But overall, is it good or bad for democracy? I caught up with...
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Myanmar’s rapid technological transformation
Myanmar’s rapid technological transformation
How has the rapid changes in Myanmar transformed the way people communicate? What's the future like?
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#WomenBoycottTwitter – What happened last friday?
#WomenBoycottTwitter – What happened last friday?
What happened before, during, and after the #WomenBoycottTwitter? We reflected on our participation and the counter-protests that arose from last week's twitter protest.
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In solidarity with Yemen’s social media activists
In solidarity with Yemen’s social media activists
Today is Hisham Al-Omeisy’s 63rd day of unlawful imprisonment. No charge, no access to a lawyer, no access to his family. The peaceful activist committed...
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Social change through a live event – a summary from #HerNetHerRights
Social change through a live event – a summary from #HerNetHerRights
Discussions about #HerNetHerRights: is social change possible through a live event?
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#HerNetHerRights
#HerNetHerRights
Today's online conference #HerNetHerRights, organized by @EuropeanWomen'sLobby included both informational and inspiring talks on the issue of online violence, what it is and what changes...
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‘If you can´t handle the Internet, fuck off, whore’
‘If you can´t handle the Internet, fuck off, whore’
Women and girls around the world regularly face various forms of digital abuse. Online harassment, cyberstalking, rape threats, blackmail and hate speech are used to...
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An anxious activist on why clictivism is not enough
An anxious activist on why clictivism is not enough
2016 was chaotic and unsettling for western politics, but also a watershed for social movements – it marked the moment the mainstream ‘got woke’. Destabilising...
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Artivist Rafucko talks religion, lies and videotape
Artivist Rafucko talks religion, lies and videotape
Dressed in Jesus robes and a long brown wig, Rafucko welcomes me to his Berlin apartment – today a makeshift studio for his latest film...
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Humans of New York: Platform for social change or sentimental storytelling?
Humans of New York: Platform for social change or sentimental storytelling?
Humans of New York (HONY) is a hugely popular blog, active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr and now with a TV series on Facebook....
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Visualizing Change – images in social media activism
Visualizing Change – images in social media activism
The visual plays a crucial role in our everyday lives. “We negotiate the world through visual culture” (Sturken/Cartwright 2009). Ideas and information are translated into...
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Online activism in Kenya
Online activism in Kenya
How social activists in Kenya use social media and online platforms to reach out to Kenyans and enable change
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