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New forms of protest in the digital age
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Maldives rape victim spared the lash after global anger

Maldives rape victim spared the lash after global anger | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
A 15-year-old girl who faced 100 lashes in the Maldives after she was raped by her step-father has had the sentence overturned following an international campaign.
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Stallman y #Assange por #Snowden: “Yes we can” - Comunidad de ...

Stallman y #Assange por #Snowden: “Yes we can” - Comunidad de ... | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
No ha trascendido el motivo del encuentro ni qué temas trataron, aunque no es difícil imaginarse un poco lo que pueden tener en común el padre del software libre y el creador de WikiLeaks, muy especialmente en estos ...

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Political Hashtag Trends

Political Hashtag Trends | Digital Protest | Scoop.it

Political Hashtag Trends (PHT) is an analysis tool for political left-vs.-right polarization of Twitter hashtags. PHT computes a leaning for trending, political hashtags in a given week, giving insights into the polarizing U.S. American issues on Twitter. The leaning of a hashtag is derived in two steps. First, users retweeting a set of “seed users” with a known political leaning, such as Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, are identified and the corresponding leaning is assigned to retweeters. Second, a hashtag is assigned a fractional leaning corresponding to which retweeting users used it. Non-political hashtags are removed by requiring certain hashtag co-occurrence patterns. PHT also offers functionality to put the results into context. For example, it shows example tweets from different leanings, it shows historic information and it links to the New York Times archives to explore a topic in depth. In this paper, we describe the underlying methodology and the functionality of the demo.

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Thank you, Facebook Inc, but what developing nations need is net freedom

Thank you, Facebook Inc, but what developing nations need is net freedom | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Dan Gillmor: The worthy humanitarianism of Internet.org means little if the world's web access is controlled by states and tech corp allies
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Introduction: Assessing the Social and Political Impact of the Internet and New Social Media in Asia

Introduction: Assessing the Social and Political Impact of the Internet and New Social Media in Asia | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
(2013). Introduction: Assessing the Social and Political Impact of the Internet and New Social Media in Asia. Journal of Contemporary Asia. ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/00472336.2013.785698
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Adherence to the Protest Paradigm: The Influence of Protest Goals and Tactics on News Coverage in U.S. and International Newspapers

Research shows that news coverage of protest groups that challenge the status quo treats them relatively critically. To develop a more precise understanding of such coverage, this study content analyzes an international set of newspapers (N = 220) to explore the relationships between a protest group’s goals and tactics on resulting news coverage. The findings indicate that a group’s tactics—more than its goals—play a substantial role in affecting coverage. Furthermore, the findings also show that the protest issue and location indirectly affect coverage through their relationship to a group’s tactics. Implications for journalists and protesters alike are discussed.

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Turkey protests in the press vs Twitter

Turkey protests in the press vs Twitter | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
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Brutal el análisis del movimiento en Turquia #occupygezi con @PageOneX http://blog.pageonex.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/130623_gezipark_international-turkish-tw-topsy-not-normalized.png ;… … por @numeroteca @bilgenkurt @matrushka

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Starting a Human Rights Association in Saudi Arabia? Prepare to Face Jail Time

Starting a Human Rights Association in Saudi Arabia? Prepare to Face Jail  Time | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Human rights activists in Saudi Arabia with their own organizations, speaking out in the media and questioning the judiciary, are being imprisoned by the government, most without trial.
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Alessandro Di Battista: multilevel movements. The Movimento 5 Stelle

Alessandro Di Battista: multilevel movements. The Movimento 5 Stelle | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Research on the Information Society, the Digital Divide and Information and Communication Technologies for development
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Facebook Use and Political Participation: The Impact of Exposure to Shared Political Information, Connections With Public Political Actors, and Network Structural Heterogeneity

Some recent studies have illustrated a positive relationship between social media use and political participation among young people. Researchers, however, have operationalized social media usage differently. This article adopts a multidimensional approach to the study of the impact of social media. Focusing on Facebook (FB), the most widely utilized social networking site in Hong Kong, this study examines how time spent on FB, exposure to shared political information, network size, network structural heterogeneity, and direct connection with public political actors relate to young people’s online and offline political participation. Analysis of a survey of university students (N = 774) shows that participation is explained most prominently by direct connection with public political actors, followed by exposure to shared political information. These two variables also mediate the impact of other dimensions of FB use on political participation.

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Book Review: The Violent Image: Insurgent Propaganda and the New Revolutionaries

Book Review: The Violent Image: Insurgent Propaganda and the New Revolutionaries | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Fast-moving, self-propelled 'violent images' have radically changed the nature of insurgency in the modern world. The global media has revolutionised the way ideas, messages and images are dissemin...
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Social Media and Democracy: Innovations in Participatory Politics

Social Media and Democracy: Innovations in Participatory Politics (Routledge Research in Political Communication) [Brian D. Loader, Dan Mercea] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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ARTICULO 13. Regulación de Medios en Latinoamerica

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Manifestantes ou Vândalos? Como a Mídia Tradicional abordou os protestos em junho de 2013 no Brasil « PageOneX

Manifestantes ou Vândalos? Como a Mídia Tradicional abordou os protestos em junho de 2013 no Brasil « PageOneX | Digital Protest | Scoop.it

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Bernardo Gutiérrez's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:25 AM

"Em São Paulo, através de uma mobilização organizada pelo Movimento Passe Livre os protestos nos dias 06, 07, 11 e 13 de junho contaram com 2.000, 5.000, 10.000 e 10.000 manifestantes respectivamente. Imagens e vídeos dessa última passeata foram massivamente divulgados pela internet, mostrando excessiva violência policial contra jornalistas, manifestantes e quaisquer pessoas que estivessem sob a mira deles. Isso foi o estopim para o surgimento de manifestações em outras cidades e para o aumento do apoio dos cidadãos aos protestos. Ao todo foram mais de 600 protestos no Brasil, onde os manifestantes citaram mais de 20 razões para estar nas ruas, segundo pesquisa do IBOPE"

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The WikiLeaks party could learn about transparency from the Pirate party

The WikiLeaks party could learn about transparency from the Pirate party | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Asher Wolf: The WikiLeaks party seems to be imploding, with candidates and volunteers resigning en masse. Australia's Pirate party, on the other hand, is more transparent and accountable
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Parsing the Power of “New Media” in Malaysia

Parsing the Power of “New Media” in Malaysia | Digital Protest | Scoop.it

(2013). Parsing the Power of “New Media” in Malaysia. Journal of Contemporary Asia. 

While “new media” have substantially altered the landscape for information dissemination and social mobilisation, these media are neither all alike in their ideological leanings or intentions, nor independently capable of identity transformation and mobilisation. The paper explores these new media in the context of Malaysia since the late 1990s. It differentiates among news sites and organisational websites, which transmit (often previously proscribed) information to domestic and foreign audiences, with potentially significant effects on “civicness” and mobilisation; blogs, which tend to be primarily personalised, monological and often unfiltered; and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, which have eroded the anonymity of online interaction but represent the apex of self-selected communities. “Old media” still populate this landscape as well, from newspapers and other media sources, to public lectures, to leaflets and other ad hoc publications. Even apart from common caveats as to who has access, criteria for evaluation of these new and old media as tools for political change must vary, including differing degrees of information-provision and edification, interest articulation and aggregation, and transformation of collective identities so as to enable new patterns of mobilisation for collective action.

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Networks of outrage and hope: social movements in the internet age. Book review by @josshands

Networks of outrage and hope: social movements in the internet age. Book review by @josshands | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
(2013). Networks of outrage and hope: social movements in the internet age. Information, Communication & Society. ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2013.829514
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How social media helped fight #Turkey's police brutality against #OccupyGezi

How social media helped fight #Turkey's police brutality against #OccupyGezi | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Unlawful and yet peaceful demonstrations could have been interpreted as serious offences by the many fragile and newly democratic regimes of the 1990s. But not today. Protesters need protection from harsh crackdowns.
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Street Mob Democracy: The Offspring of the ‘Arab Spring’?

The ‘Arab Spring’ brought enthusiasm and hope in the Middle East that corrupt despot leaders will be toppled; and the optimists in the Arab World were anticipating that an offspring of the ‘Arab Spring’ would be the eradication (or at least the diminishing) of corruption in the Arab world. This has yet to materialise and that offspring is not only an infant but still in the incubator. The main expected offspring was the birth of democracy in the Arab world and the accompanying people power; at least in having a voice and right to participate in choosing their leaders. The current events in Egypt seem to suggest that the citizenry are expressing their voice and people power not necessarily via the election ballots but through the street demonstrations.

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Digital politics and political engagement

Digital politics and political engagement | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
"The growing use of digital media by political actors of all kinds (including politicians, journalists, activists, and religious leaders) has given rise to a thriving literature, albeit one that is divided along disciplinary and technological...

 

Postill, J. 2012. Digital politics and political engagement. In H. Horst and D. Miller (eds) Digital Anthropology. Oxford: Berg.

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Malaysian feminist activism as an effect of history

Malaysian feminist activism as an effect of history | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
The predominant use of English and urban middle-class-oriented concerns of the contemporary Malaysian feminist activism has been taken as the ahistorical ‘standard’ of feminism in Malaysia today....
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LRB · Slavoj Žižek · Trouble in Paradise

LRB · Slavoj Žižek · Trouble in Paradise | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
In his early writings, Marx described the German situation as one in which the only answer to particular problems was the universal solution: global revolution.
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@LRB · #Žižek on the global #protest (18 July) http://sco.lt/... #activism #Spain #Turkey #Brazil #modernisation

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Now Egyptians are all paying the price

Now Egyptians are all paying the price | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Ahdaf Soueif: Instead of working towards a unified civil state, once in power the Muslim Brotherhood courted the police and army
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Social Media, Politics and the State: Protests, Revolutions, Riots, Crime and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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