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New forms of protest in the digital age
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Journalists Fight Hired Hooligans and Police Indifference in Ukraine · Global Voices

Journalists Fight Hired Hooligans and Police Indifference in Ukraine · Global Voices | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
May 18 was an eventful day in Ukraine's capital Kyiv.
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Activism or vigilantism? Online manhunt erupts over unsolved poisoning case in China

Activism or vigilantism? Online manhunt erupts over unsolved poisoning case in China | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Renewed interest in the mysterious unsolved poisoning of a Chinese student in 1995 has sparked a viral online campaign to solve the crime, but it is also a campaign that has become, at times, something more like a social media witch hunt.
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The internet, mobile phones and blogging (2008)

The internet, mobile phones and blogging (2008) | Digital Protest | Scoop.it

(2008). THE INTERNET, MOBILE PHONES AND BLOGGING. Journalism Practice: Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 113-129. This research examines adaptations within traditional journalistic practice that are a result of the varied use of new media among both journalists and the public. Observations in newsrooms and 40 interviews with journalists from eight major news organisations in the United Kingdom and Canada highlight three significant changes: (1) shifts in traditional news flow cycles; (2) heightened accountability; and (3) evolving news values. Rising public documentation via mobile phones inserts a new element into traditional news flow cycles while material from bloggers acting as “citizen journalists” occasionally aids reporting of contested topics or regions fraught with accessibility issues. Elevated public scrutiny also obliges news organisations to contend with increasingly effective flak-producers. Some journalists have modified their daily routines to reflect the opportunities enabled by new media but altered organisational notions of immediacy significantly constrain time spent gathering the news, particularly within 24-hour programmes. Largely as a means of securing audiences, organisations are turning to their websites to offer interactivity and transparency.

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"Los movimientos callejeros están haciendo historia"

"Los movimientos callejeros están haciendo historia" | Digital Protest | Scoop.it

Los movimientos callejeros están haciendo historia . Llueve en Venecia. Todos han sacado su ropa de invierno menos una: la socióloga y economista Saskia Sassen. Va vestida ligera, pero ha traído su pequeño paraguas.    sábado, 14 de enero de 2012

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How Estonia became E-stonia

How Estonia became E-stonia | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Estonian pupils are taught computer skills from an early age as the internet is seen as symbolic of political independence.
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The Technology of Nonviolence

The Technology of Nonviolence | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Tunisian and Egyptian protestors famously made use of social media to rallysupporters and disseminate information as the "Arab Spring" began to unfold in 2010.
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Who you gonna call?

Who you gonna call? | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Disgruntled Chinese citizens petition the White House for helpCHINA’s internet users can quickly form a mob. Leaders sometimes have to decide equally fast whether...
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Occupy's predicament: the moment and the prospects for the movement - Gitlin 2013

Occupy's predicament: the moment and the prospects for the movement - Gitlin 2013 | Digital Protest | Scoop.it

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Clive McGoun's curator insight, March 26, 2013 8:02 AM

Good article summarising and appraising OWS's successes and limitations during the American Autumn:

 

'OWS changed the political landscape, but it can't build a home there. Thus its predicament. What it built, in a burst of social entrepreneurship, was camps – useful for a time, inspired, inspiring, and self-limited. The camps animated just about all the anarchists and full-time radicals in America, and inserted the movement into the public topography. This was a substantial achievement, but not nearly enough to transform the country and address the moral crisis. If there is to be a next phase, it will not come by clamoring for Occupy 1.0 to become something it isn't and doesn't want to be.'

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Internet Freedom Camp in Lima, Peru

Internet Freedom Camp in Lima, Peru | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Are you in Lima? Would you like to do something to preserve the Internet? Sign up for the 2013 Internet Freedom Camp: two days of free culture and activism in Lima [es].
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Interview: David Graeber, leading figure of #Occupy

Interview: David Graeber, leading figure of #Occupy | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
The anarchist movement in the United States has had the support of leading libertarian intellectuals, such as Noam Chomsky; but it has lacked a figure who could transform its guiding…
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Cyberactivism, Social Media and the Mexican Movement “I’m Number 132”

Social media is increasingly important for political and social activism in Mexico. In particular, Twitter has played a significant role in influencing government decision making and shaping the relationships between governments, citizens, politicians, and other stakeholders. Within the last few months, some commentators even argue that Mexican politics has a new influential actor: “I’m Number 132” (a studentbased social movement using Twitter and YouTube). After the Arab Spring and the uprisings that have led to significant political changes in Egypt, Tunisia, and Iran, the Mexican case could provide new insights to understand these social movements. Understanding the students’ political mobilization “I’m Number 132” in the context of the 2012 presidential election in Mexico, and how they have been using social media tools to communicate their concerns and organize protests across the country, could help us to explain why and how these social meda-enabled political movements emerge and evolve.


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Protesters #OccupyGezi takes public space in Istanbul Taksim Square

Protesters #OccupyGezi takes public space in Istanbul Taksim Square | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Activists defy bulldozers to block demolition of city's 'last public green space'.

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10 casos de activismo social en los que internet tuvo un papel clave

10 casos de activismo social en los que internet tuvo un papel clave | Digital Protest | Scoop.it

(www.pcworld.com.mx) - Aquí hay 10 casos en los que la gente combinó las redes sociales y el activismo para provocar los cambios que buscaban. Los casos van desde la detención de la ley SOPA hasta las acciones del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional. Algunos casos tuvieron éxito, otros no tanto.

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Social Movements as Information Ecologies: Exploring the Coevolution of Multiple Internet Technologies for Activism

This article applies the information ecology framework to explore Aula C, the headquarters of an Italian student collective that is part of the Anomalous Wave movement. It draws on a multimodal ethnography that includes participant observation and 17 semistructured interviews. Findings highlight the interrelationships among actors, practices, and technologies that constitute a system characterized by diversity, in which members of radical tech groups act as keystone species. By pointing out the coexistence and coevolution of activists and their tools, this article tries to overcome theorizations that do not consider the whole media environment with which activists interact. The newest application, it is shown, may in fact not be the most used technology for activism.

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We Are Legion - The Story of the Hacktivists - Full HD Documentary

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous. IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177843/
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We Are Legion - The Story of the Hacktivists - Full HD Documentary
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Journalist Quinn Norton, 1:31:10

“Dissent has a face now. It has an aesthetic. There is this package it can pick up and put on. Anywhere in the world. For any cause it wants. And sometimes that’s gonna be terrible. And sometimes it’s gonna be wonderful. One thing I can kinda promise is that it’s gonna be interesting. It’s rare in history that new things happen. But I think this is one of them”.
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Beyond Occupy: progressive activists in Europe

Occupy is part of a wide range of subterranean movements that explore ways to complement representative democracy and empower citizenship. Some citizens want to build stronger democratic institutions: others don’t trust elected representatives any more and promote a change that starts at a local level and in daily life.

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Tweeting Minarets: A personal perspective of joining methodologies

Tweeting Minarets: A personal perspective of joining methodologies | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Editor's note: In the last post of the Ethnomining' edition, David Ayman Shamma @ayman gives a personal perspective on mixed methods. Based on the example of data produced by people of Egypt who st...
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Digital media and activism bibliography

Digital media and activism bibliography | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
The aim of this page is to keep all my key bibliographic references and web resources on digital media and activism in one place. It's somewhat rudimentary, I know, but it's also fast, easy to upda...
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GovHack - Set yourself loose on government data sets to compete for $30,000 in prize money and grants

GovHack - Set yourself loose on government data sets to compete for $30,000 in prize money and grants | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
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LPD Dialogue on Social Media and Political Participation

LPD Dialogue on Social Media and Political Participation | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
LPD Dialogue on Politics - Social Media and Political Participation, litical participation and actually beginning to test causal relationships.
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Wanted hacker becomes talk of town

Wanted hacker becomes talk of town | Digital Protest | Scoop.it
Residents of Granollers had no idea that the odd foreigner with the orange van in their midst was the Dutchman accused of launching the biggest cyberattack in history
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Subactivism: Lifeworld and Politics in the Age of the Internet (Bakardjieva)

Subactivism: Lifeworld and Politics in the Age of the Internet (Bakardjieva) | Digital Protest | Scoop.it

The potential of the Internet to enhance civic participation has been examined in numerous theoretical and empirical studies. This article concentrates specifically on the role the medium plays in affording and supporting new forms of making sense of public issues and getting involved in civic activities that evolve at the level of everyday life. Characteristically, these forms do not square neatly with elevated notions of political and civic participation. Their significance easily escapes recognition. Building on existing conceptualizations such as those of “life politics” (Giddens, 1991),“sub-politics” (Beck, 1997) and “the political” Mouffe (2005), and “democratic rationalization” (Feenberg, 1999), the concept of subactivism is proposed with the objective to expand received notions of what does and should count as civic engagement.

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Disaster relief workers or class warriors? #Occupy faces an identity crisis

Disaster relief workers or class warriors? #Occupy faces an identity crisis | Digital Protest | Scoop.it

Not long ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement seemed poised to largely fade from the national conversation, with few concrete accomplishments beyond introducing its hallmark phrase, ''We are the 99 per cent''.

 





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