Video Activism (Session)

One of my side projects is creating a typology of digital activism campaigns.  This presentation presents a slice of that – three types of campaigns in which digital video plays a starring role.  I gave this presentation in Geneva on behalf of the Open Society Foundations.

Here are the videos mentioned in the presentation to illustrate each campaign type:


In-personal screening of a documentary film convinces Secretary of Defense Panetta to improve the legal process for victims of military sexual assault.

Vertical Campaign

Video by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union shared via social media helps convince Global Fund to support harm reduction services fro drug users in Russia (sub-titled in English).

Horizontal Campaign

Decentralized peer campaign the It Gets Better Project speaks directly to gay youth convincing them not to commit suicide.

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