#IWD2018 (4/5): Six lessons on research from women’s rights activists in the Pacific

It’s blog post writing day and time for my contribution to Volte-face’s coverage of International Women’s Day (IWD) #IWD2018. The Pacific Going on a regional theme started by my fellow bloggers, I thought I’d take a step out of my comfort zone and cover a geographical area that I don’t …

First Settlers – Indigenous activist claims to the digital space

From guerrilla tactics in the Chiapas to Inuit covers of Rihanna. How indigenous activists claim and change virtual space online whilst negotiating identity “Once again we are leading.” said President of the USA with a smile on his face “When we lead, we build security, we build prosperity for our …

Values and Social Media: Top Tips for Digital Activists

In my last blog post, I spoke about the restrictive effect that Facebook’s algorithm is having on Facebook activism. But this is only the tip of a very large iceberg. There are forces at play that are far bigger than algorithms and social media. Despite being right there in front …

The role of social media during the migration crisis in Hungary

When the peak of the European migration crisis reached Hungary in the summer of 2015 and due to the measures of the Government hundreds of people were sleeping rough around the main train stations in Budapest for weeks, the people responded. Facebook groups with the intention to mobilize and coordinate …