Interview at the Carnegie Council

This is an interview I did with Julia Kennedy at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in mid-July.  A podcast of the interview is available here. *  *  *  * JULIA TAYLOR KENNEDY: How has digital activism really changed over its time in use? I remember the Howard Dean campaign and hearing “digital…

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Meet Our Advisers: Esra’a Al Shafei

We’ve just started to build our Board of Advisers and over the next few days we’ll be introducing the first members to you. We begin with Esra’a Al Shafei,one of the most prolific digital activists working today. Esra’a, who is based in Bahrain, is the founder of Mideast Youth, an all-volunteer organization that produces slick…

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One to Watch: Lucy Bernholz

It seems that there are ever more people coming around to the reality that the piecemeal approach to digital activism isn’t working and that we need to begin more rigorous and comprehensive analysis. One of these people is Lucy Bernholz: founder of Blueprint Research + Design for Philanthropy, blogger at Philanthropy 2173, and fellow at…

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Congrats to Tim Hwang, a clean-cut go-getter

This week’s New York Times magazine features an article on ROFLCon, the conference of Internet awesomeness founded by Tim Hwang, “a clean-cut 23-year-old go-getter from New Jersey,” pictured at left. You have read about Tim before on this blog because he wrote a chapter in Digital Activism Decoded entitled “Digital Changes Activism: The Web Ecology…

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NYC Book Event on Tuesday

Last night’s panel at the New America Foundation in Washington went really well. The panel was an excellent mix of perspectives from the executive and legislative arms of the federal government with on-the-ground experience Skyped in from Kenya. The video of the event is available online if you missed the original. Next week there will…

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