Stories about Digital Activism
9 September 2014
Forget Ice Water. Philippine Commuters Are Challenging Politicians to Ride Public Transport at Rush Hour
Senator Grace Poe took the #MRTChallenge last week while presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte and Edwin Lacierda also followed a few days after.
5 September 2014
Since launching in March with an entirely crowdfunded campaign and a manifesto made up of public suggestions, the party claimed 8% of the national vote in the European Parliament elections.
"What happened to the Guinean blogosphere? Does Guinea even have a blogosphere to speak of? [...] Aren't we just too often the self-centered, passive spectators of the the world's convulsions?"
There is no denying that more people are now more aware of ALS than ever before, but critics have accused the campaign of focusing on self-congratulating deeds.
4 September 2014
Previously filled with interesting or amusing content, with only occasional forays into the world of politics, now Sedelnikov's blog is entirely devoted to covering the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
Some Jamaicans, especially men, think it's acceptable for girls to be sexually initiated at a young age. The campaign will coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child.
3 September 2014
From the “Lather Against Ebola” campaign against Ebola in Côte d'Ivoire to the Rubble Bucket Challenge for children in Gaza, people are repurposing the viral phenomenon.
An online platform that brings together African immigrants' stories and videos, unabridged. A project that helps to overcome prejudices and stereotypes and improve people's knowledge about them.
2 September 2014
Despite Violent Pushback, Anti-Government Protesters in Pakistan Refuse to Budge Until Prime Minister Sharif Steps Down
Pakistan capital Islamabad turned into a battle-zone after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to fight back massive crowds of anti-government protesters trying to storm the Prime Minister's secretariat.
1 September 2014
With tensions between supporters of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah threatening to boil over, a group of young Afghans are dumping ice on troubled water.