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Gandhi 2.0: Non Violent Resisters Take on Corruption in India by Sumeet Anand

Gandhi 2.0: Non Violent Resisters Take on Corruption in India by Sumeet Anand | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Last week, a flurry of excitement around Indian anti-corruption hunger striker Anna Hazare suggested that we may be seeing the beginnings of a strong social movement against graft there. Once Hazare ended his strike, though, many peoples' attentions seemed to have moved elsewhere, and it the nascent movement may have died out before it began. This is a guest post from an Indian IT consultant who has been traveling the country on a Yatra (pilgrimmage) with another anti-corruption voice, yoga guru cum activist Baba Ramdev.
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Andreas Jungherr: Interview on the Use of Social Media by Political Activists

The Russian news agency Rosbalt recently published an interview with me on the use of social media by political activists. The interview was lead by Yulia Netesova. The original interview can be found here (in Russian). Here follows an English version:
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How Social Media can Help Anti Corruption Advocacy In India by Susannah Vila

How Social Media can Help Anti Corruption Advocacy In India by Susannah Vila | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Fed up with India's seriously pervasive, and debilitating, corruption problems, Vijay Anand took on the South Eastern state of Tamil Nadu. In Tamil Nadu, which is largely rural and poor, Anand and his team at 5th Pillar tried a lot of different tacks towards raising awareness about corruption as a solvable problem, making people angry about it, and getting them to do something.
What worked - and how can those lessons be applied to a nascent national anti-corruption campaign? For starters, it's time for anti-corruption activists in India to make better use of technology. Mobile campaigns? social networking? Blogging? These weren't pressing options in Tamil Nadu, where it made more sense to find peope offline, but that's not necessarily going to be the case throughout the country.
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Can the mouse be a tool of revolution in India? by Rito Paul

Can the mouse be a tool of revolution in India? by Rito Paul | Twit4D | Scoop.it
Do you consider yourself a ‘slacktivist’?” Vikram Sengupta considers the question for a couple of seconds, and then excuses himself. “I’ll call you back. I’m in the middle of something right now,” he says, and hangs up. Being called a ‘slacktivist’ is probably not very flattering, first thing in the morning or at any other time of the day. But this writer has been at the receiving end of endless mails from him, mails which sought to impose a burning moral imperative to sign up instantly and save the grand Canadian Musk Ox or the Mexican Dumpy Frog. The question, therefore, is not unjustified.
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