The Blog — Democracy
Anver M. Emon, Ellen Lust, and Audrey Macklin interview Ahmed Saleh in Cairo and Nadine Wahab in Washington, D.C. about their experience as admins of the Facebook page which served as an information hub during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
Protest4, an app designed to allow non-violent protestors to connect and organize, launched last week and has already acquired a significant user base amongst political activists in Pakistan.
Movements.org is honored to participating in the Club de Madrid Annual Conference this November in New York City. The event will bring together political and civic leaders, entrepreneurs, scholars and citizens from all around the world to address the ways in which the scale and new forms of information, digital tools, information mediation and network technology are today challenging political institutions and how we can ultimately use them to construct more effective and democratic public institutions.
The revolution in Egypt is unfinished business. While new online tools are used to strengthen civil society, activists are still struggling with the digital divide when it comes to mobilizing masses against the army and the remains of the old administration.
The Jordanian Youth Movement has launched an online petition calling for an overhaul of the Jordanian constitution.
A day after the world’s largest democracy (India) celebrated its 65th anniversary of Independence, the Indian government arrested the non-violent resister and anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare from the place he was staying at in the suburbs of Delhi. His close associates Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi also courted arrest.
Now trending on Twitter is the hashtag #isupportannahazare in response to the recent arrest of Indian activist Anna Hazare.
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?
Egyptian State Television, via Associated Press Netizens in #Egypt and all over the world respond to the #mubaraktrial
The long awaited trial of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's former president, was held today. Social media played a significant role in the organizing of/sharing information about the protests and demonstrations that led to his stepping down. Today Egyptians and their supporters all over the world turn to social media again to share information and their feelings about this historic trial.
Flickr user: Mahmoud Gamal El-Din #July29 “Unity Rally” in #Tahrir Square: What are Egyptians saying?
Today Egyptians return to Tahrir for a Unity Rally. A day meant to unite all of the diverse parties and movements within Egypt. Here's what people are saying about SCAF, the visibility of the religious groups at Tahrir, and what they think/hope will happen next.