Tag: protestors

by Eszter Farkas

Serious North Africa news junkies are likely aware of growing demands for regime change in Sudan. Protests have spread outward from Khartoum, the capital, over the past few weeks. Hundreds of protesters have been arrested, detained, and beaten. If you’re unaware, perhaps it’s because you’ve been busy following elections in Egypt and Libya. Or maybe […] more »

by Mark Glaser

How do people end up in the streets protesting something? What motivates them to take action, even when that action could lead to their arrest? Last year, Facebook and Twitter played major roles in helping organize street protests during the Arab Spring, to the point where dictators were focused on either blocking the services or […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Rachel Sklar Welcome to the 44th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the Rachel Sklar as co-hosts. Sklar is a writer and social entrepreneur, and is filling in for Rafat Ali. This week, we convene a special roundtable to discuss how social media is changing activism, in the wake of […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Protestors and fans expected at new iPad launch (LA Times) 2. New York Times searches for next social media editor outside journalism (Poynter) 3. Majority of U.S. college students prefer digital reading (PaidContent) 4. Google Plus still faces lack of demand […] more »