Social Media and Cyber Democracy: Thoughts on a Lecture by Marko Skoric

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Marko Skoric’s lecture at Malmo University on 8 October 2015, regarding his research on Political Expression, Exposure to Disagreement, and Opinion Shielding on social media as predictors of Citizen Engagement, was a trigger to reflect on a number of issues: the evolution of a new public sphere through social media to democracy and gender discourse.

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The Case of…

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by Eleni Maria Rozali

Elliot Toger made headlines back in May 2014 with the University of California, Santa Barbara 2014 killings. There he killed six people, injured 13 others and committed suicide.

The police investigation revealed him as an extreme misogynist, inspired to kill women because they had no sexual interest in him. This shocking, yet extreme case, alarmed women across the globe; they took to Twitter and the hashtag #YesAllWomen was born, enabling them to use it on social media to share their stories and experiences of male harassment.

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Michelle Obama releases playlist of anthems for International Day of the Girl

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Michelle Obama was grooving to the tunes of Beyoncé, Demi Lovato and Esperanza Spalding as she celebrated the International Day of the Girl on Sunday. The US first lady tweeted Sunday a link to a “girl power” music playlist on the streaming music platform Spotify. The United Nations has designated 11 October to promote awareness of gender inequality around the world.

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The Last Mile to Safer Education in India: How ICT can eliminate the obstacles in education for girls in India

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India welcomes almost on a daily basis 40,000 newborns. In about six years time, these children will reach school age. How many however will actually get a full education is another question as is the percentage of girls vs boys that will be recipients of edification.

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When women lead, the world changes

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When women lead, the world changes.

UN Women created this PSA about women’s political participation and leadership, with actor Meghan Markle from the USA series, Suits.
“Today less than one-quarter of the world’s leaders are women. We need more because, when women lead, the world changes. We’re working to create a world where women lead.”
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