the members of these organizations usually rely upon their personal contacts in the government, state institutions, or in municipalities.
When socially engaged citizens go digital – is it digitalactivism?
When citizens gather together with an intentional effort to bring about social, political
virtually no campaign lacks an online presence, and no political pamphlet fails to be uploaded to the web. As a consequence, digitalactivism has been among the most studied and discussed arenas in which the digitization of society is taking place. In recent years, this literature has also started to cover
Scholarship on issues surrounding digitalactivism is booming. Over the past twenty years there has been extensive work on surveillance and censorship issues (Morozov 2011 ; Fuchs et al. 2012 ; Bauman and Lyon 2013 ); the impact of ict s on the ideology, organization
the figure of the daʾwa activist? How are the daʾwa activists today different from those in the past?
By answering these questions, this article contributes to the literature on digitalactivism in Indonesia. My inquiries point to the advent of socially mediated publics in which social media
contributions that bridge between research, social movements, and societal institutions. Mediatization, or the rise of social media and the affordances it offers to those who would seek to communicate widely and creatively, makes the kind of digitalactivism that this article has reviewed possible. But it is
As new media became involved in dissent, the term ‘cybertroopers’ began to emerge in the Malaysian public sphere (Liow 2012: 304). 1 Cybertroopers are online media users whose actions are coordinated to counter content that supports the opposing side (Hopkins 2014; Leong 2015), and
entered a realm of incertitude and disbelief. Despite an ever-increasing number of grassroots media groups and organizations that have flourished since the beginning of the uprising (Badran, De Angelis and Della Ratta 2014), Syrian digitalactivism, in fact, has failed to generate a counter
( ucl ). His publications include Localizing the Internet (2011), Media and Nation Building (2006) and the co-edited volume Theorising Media and Practice (2010, with Birgit Bräuchler). Currently he is conducting anthropological research on new forms of digitalactivism and civic engagement in
, even though central to the discussion are emerging types of actors such as hackers, the book thoroughly combines classic historical facts and figures with up-to-date information.
One of Owen’s key concerns is digitalactivism, a safer way of social expression that is not free of real state oppression
Omar Al-Ghazzi is an Assistant Professor in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science ( LSE ). His expertise is in global communication and comparative journalism, with a focus on digitalactivism and collective memory in the Middle East and