In the next couple of blog posts we will be introducing you to the basic concepts of crowdsourcing with an emphasis on crisismapping. This will […]
Private sector enterprises, governments and nonprofits are starting to realize that their interactions on social media platforms generates a lot of useful data. This data […]
Many of you might be thinking, “why should I bother with twitter when I have Facebook”? Here we will tell you why, and point out […]
The success of the campaign to free Nuba Mountains’ political detainee, Jalila Khamis was not unique. The experience of Sudan’s civil society and youth movements who […]
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. […]
[Image: A supporter of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi during riots in Tehran on June 13, 2009. OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images] If there was one event […]
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.