For the strategic use of new media


Lessons from the Digital Campaign for Nuba Mountains Detainee Jalila Khamis

Posted: July 15, 2014 at 8:51 pm   /   Case Studies

Between mid-March 2012 and January 2013, Jalila Khamis (a teacher and mother of five) was Sudan’s most prominent female political detainee from the Nuba Mountains. She was kidnapped, by Sudanese national security agents, from her house in the early hours of March 16, 2012 in her night gown; and imprisoned for nine months–without charges. Jalila’s […]

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Interview with Sudanese Cartoonist Khalid Al Baih

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 10:46 am   /   Interviews, Interviews

Khalid Al Baih is best known for his political satire cartoons (dubbed Khartoons), which are one of the freshest and most talented artistic commentaries on Sudanese and Middle Eastern politics; mostly circulated on the internet and social media platforms. Khalid shot to prominence in 2011 at the height of the revolutions in the Arab world often referred to as the “Arab Spring”. His political cartoons resonated with protesters in Tahrir square, predicted the evolution of the protest movement in the region and thoroughly followed the events in the region, including in his native Sudan. To reach a global audience Khalid mainly used social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, tumblr, flicker and instagram.

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How to Organize a Social Media Advocacy Campaign

Posted: July 7, 2014 at 9:20 am   /   Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, النشاط الرقمي

In this post we will take you through a step-by-step interactive presentation on how to organize a successful social media advocacy campaign. You can follow those steps through the interactive presentation below or by reading the text blow the presentation. Below are the steps that we recommend you follow when you are planning a social media […]

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Global Debate: Impact of New Media on Collective Action and Social Change

Posted: June 12, 2014 at 11:34 pm

With the advent of Facebook and twitter and even before the Arab spring revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, a debate erupted about the real impact of social media tools on peaceful social change and civic engagement. In his controversial article, Why the Revolution Will not be Tweeted, Malcolm Gladwell argued against the efficiency of social […]

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Choosing a Blog Platform: Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 8:53 am   /   Guide, Guide

We want to help you to start blogging! So, for simplicity, the most popular (and free) blog platforms are discussed and compared below to help you decide what would work best for you. Opening a blog is as easy as opening an email account; the hard part is creating the content and keeping the blog […]

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A Conversation with Sudanese Blogger Amir Ahmad Nasr

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 6:13 am   /   Blogging, Blogging, Blogging

Listen to the full interview here: Amir Ahmad Nasr is the author of the recently published autobiography: My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind-and Doubt Freed My Soul. He was one of the first Sudanese bloggers to blog in English and the most famous. The book started as a six-year-old journey of anonymous blogging to unearth […]

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