Brian Dooley Become a fan Director, Human Rights First's Human Rights Defenders Program Posted: 08/14/2014 5:59 pm EDT Human rights defenders aren't always easy company. It's their job to be stubborn and sure of themselves, so they're often intense, sometimes abrasive. Yara Sallam is an exception. She's funny, engaging, and easygoing. And she's in jail in Cairo. She's been there since June 21, arrested on baseless charges with 22 other people after being in the vicinity of a peaceful protest march in Heliopolis.
By launching a cyberwar. Anonymous — the faceless hacker collective best known for harrasing several American credit card companies, the Westboro Baptist Church and the Church of Scientology — has launched an aggressive assault on the Israeli government for their ongoing ground campaign in the Gaza Strip. And in true Anonymous fashion, they aren't hiding it — they're flaunting it. On July 20, Anonymous announced their plans to "
Tithi Bhattacharya and Bill V. Mullen on July 31, 2014 Israel does not want you to talk about the children it kills in Gaza. And neither does your government. Western politicians and media have a long history of ignoring the horrific conditions under which Palestinians live under Israeli Occupation while paying universal homage to Israel as the “only democracy in the Middle East.” This mythology has now exploded. As Paul Mason has pointed out, since Israel began its July 8th attack on Gaza, there has been a “massive change in the balance of power between social media and the old hierarchical media channels we used to rely on to understand wars.
31 July 2014 A dream will make us fight to see it come true. An expectation will lead to passivity and probably to disappointment.” ~ Mu Sochua On June 21, 2014, in Cairo, Egypt, a 28-year old Egyptian activist Yara Sallam was arrested by the authorities for participating in a peaceful demonstration calling for the repeal of the Protest and Public Assembly Law (Law 107). Yara, along with 24 other activists were initially detained for four days.
Edited by Ethan Zuckerman and Lorrie LeJeune Available under a Creative Commons non-commercial license Ways in which activists and scholars around the world are using digital tools for social change Book Description Increasingly, activists around the world are using digital tools to seek social change. In this online resource, activists and scholars document the use of digital tools for social change in different corners of the world. Beginning with a set of geographically diverse case studies, this site will grow to include essays on the changing nature of digital activism, examining ways these global case studies inform and challenge existing understandings of social change.