The Sultan’s harem in the technological era

A gloomy day. It is raining in the hot and dry desert of Jeddah, the Islamic capital of Saudi Arabia. For local people it is a perfect weather to celebrate, but not for her, princess Mishaal bint Fahd. She was blindfolded, forced to kneel in the public square where dozens of people are gathered to assist to her execution because she had tried to leave the country without her father’approval, with Khaled, her future husband. Continue reading “The Sultan’s harem in the technological era”

Campaigns, links and contents I liked, March 2020

“Fratelli d’Italia”,  the Italian national anthem is topping the list of songs played and sung from windows across the country.  The “Balcony music” campaign has been unifying people in Italy amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Is it the beginning of a new era of social and advocacy movements? Continue reading “Campaigns, links and contents I liked, March 2020”

#QuedateEnCasa campaign´s outreach – mediated interaction in NICTs

In my first blog post I talked about The Coronavirus and the sense of fear. The post was published one month ago, when #IAmNotAVirus became a viral campaign through social media platforms, fighting against discrimination, misinformation and the known as “fear state”. Today, schools, parks, universities, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and events are being cancelled and shut down all around the globe. Adding to these measures, there is also the imposed access control on shoppers entering grocery stores, the increased demand for food supplies and the empty streets in most of the cities around the world. Continue reading “#QuedateEnCasa campaign´s outreach – mediated interaction in NICTs”