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Using digital media to ignite and organize public protest
The power of modern communication is being felt around the world, particularly in the form of organizing public protest. What is the role of the media? Both traditional and new media affect the dynamics of how protest movements are formed and publicized.
At this year’s Global Media forum, a panel discussion organized by the international news agency Pressenza titled Big media vs. social media in the global, nonviolent and humanist revolution, will focus on how protests are organized from the ground up by using social media. The talk will emphasize how social media fosters effective forms of non-violent protest. Speakers include a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement and Pressenza bureau chiefs.
Covering another angle, the global activism network, Avaaz, will be sharing some of their secrets and networking strategies in a panel discussion: The secret of mobilizing 34 million people. Avaaz helps local issues gain global recognition by using the power of community-powered politics. The discussion will shed light on where Avaaz wants to go in the future and on best practices in creating positive change through community activism.
The international campaigning and advocacy agency One, will be also host a discussion: How digital activism can help achieve real change. The talk will feature insight on how digital petitions can translate into tangible action and how online activism combined with traditional campaigns can be particularly effective.
The 2014 DW Global Media Forum is starting soon and there will be a rich variety of experts and thinkers gathering in Bonn who represent organizations from all over the world. In the weeks leading up to the Global Media Forum, we’ll give you a sneak preview of the partners, issues and hidden gems you can look for at this year’s conference. There is an intriguing variety of issues that will be discussed.
Next week we will be previewing three further Global Media Forum events on cyber security and data protection in the oft-perilous digital world.
You can find all information on the Global Media Forum here.
Date2014-05-26 | 11:46
Tags2014 GMF, Avaaz, digital media, Global Media Forum, new media, One, online activism, Pressenza, Protest