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This introduction to digital activism, created by the organization DigiActive.org, provides examples from around the world and discusses best practices and challenges to this emerging field of social change. Learn more at www.DigiActive.org

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  • 1. An Introduction toDigital Activism Mary Joyce Co-Founder | DigiActiveMay, 2009 |Attribution License

2. digital activism : grassroots activistsusing networked technologies forsocial & political change campaigns 3. Can you gimme anexample ? 4. Img :Jos Antonio Rivas ,lawyersmovement.com / , Divine Rapier (Flickr) internationalrallies organized through Facebook Colombia 5. Img :Jos Antonio Rivas ,lawyersmovement.com / , Divine Rapier (Flickr) internationalrallies organized through Facebook live SMS updates from protest marchPakistan Colombia 6. Img :Jos Antonio Rivas ,lawyersmovement.com / , Divine Rapier (Flickr) internationalrallies organized through Facebook live SMS updates from protest marchBlogs and offline citizen journalists collect quake victim names China Pakistan Colombia 7. What are thecharacteristicsofgooddigital activism? 8. Low-cost Sustainable Self-reinforcing Local 9. Appropriate technology Effective Longterm strategy 10. Other countries Reproducible Other issues Other activists 11. What are thechallengesto digital activism? 12. Connecting Online & Offline Img : Indymedia Morocco Help Fouad Mourtada Campaign 13. Elitism & Inequality Img : Shared Interest /Flickr,waffler/Flickr 14. Hype & Tool Transience Img : cyberlearning-world.com, visual media/Flickr 15. New Casualties Img : freekareem.org, Committee to Protect Bloggers,Nudjit NewsIran Egypt Guatemala Omid Reza Jean Ramses Anleu Fernandez Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman 16. What does DigiActive doto supportdigital activism? 17. Postcases on our blog Researchthrough R@D Trainactivists Writedigital activism guides and were writing a book 18. How can you get involvedinDigiActives work? 19. Visit us:DigiActive.org Email me:[email_address] Facebook:search for DigiActive Twitter:@DigiActive