The Blog — Case Study
Fugitive? Revolutionary hero? Liar, liar, pants-on-fire? Who exactly is Dr. Bassem Youssef? Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the "Jon Stewart of the Arab World." He did not disappoint.
This week, #MovementsMonday takes a look at travel bans, and how authoritarian regimes are using them to scare, silence, and supress dissidents around the world. Photo: Generación Y Blog.
Saudi activists and bloggers are launching a Twitter campaign to publicize the issue of the political prisoners in Saudi Arabia. Can a young woman and her fellow bloggers engage the kingdom's growing social media population on an important issue? We'll follow their efforts in the coming week.
In 2009 fed up Syrian mobile customers used Facebook and blogs to organize a boycott of Syrian mobile telecoms. To learn more about how they did it, read our full case study.
Using Facebook, YouTube, and QR Codes the forces behind MidEast Youth have launched an interactive campaign in response to the Iranian governments practice of preventing different groups of people (Baha'i, activists, feminists, human rights defenders, etc) from receiving a higher education. Read the full case study here.
la semaine dernière, plusieurs activistes, avocats et juges ont décidé d’organiser une manifestation pour exiger l’indépendance de la justice. Premier reflexe : un appel sur facebook.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) aims to liberalize international trade by decreasing tariffs, quotas, and bans and encouraging trade agreements amongst its 153 member states. The organization asserts these measures help the environment, improve the economies of the less-developed countries, and ultimately lower costs for the consumer. Critics of the Organization, however, believe that its policies ultimately yield higher profits to the richer, capitalistic countries while exploiting the lower labor costs of their financially weaker counterparts and ignoring the human rights and environmental implications.
Wael Abbas used his blog and online video to build public awareness aourd the repressive climate in Egypt under Hosni Mubarak's rule.
Since 1994 Belarus has had the same President, Alexander Lukashenko. Under Lukashenko's rule, Belarus has emerged to be viewed as a state whose conduct is out of line with international law and whose regime is considered to grossly violate human rights. Young activists in the Soviet republic have been the driving force behind this growing physical presence of discontent across the country. Will this lead to a full-blown revolution?
The Abahlali baseMjondolo logo Technology + a Shared Message = A Louder Political Voice in South Africa
In 2005, a shack dwellers community in Durban were denied land that they had been promised by the newly elected African National Congress - a party supposedly elected to serve them. This land would have significantly improved the community’s living situation by reducing overcrowding. This action by the government prompted members of this community to create a physical blockade to the planned development, and ultimately earn this land as their own. The Abahlali baseMjondolo (Shack Dweller’s) movement was born