Category Archives: Social Media & Activisms

Nike’s Kaepernick ad is what happens when capitalism and activism collide

  There aren’t many entities in our lives that have voices as loud as those of corporations. They buy up air time between the shows we watch, or sometimes placement within them; elbow their way into our social media feeds; and plaster their ads all over our physical spaces. While their encroachment into ever more […]

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#MeToo movement sweeps into India’s newsrooms

  Most media managers fail to recognize sexual harassment as an abuse of power, and a conspiracy of silence keeps the devastating problem hidden Finally, the tsunami of the global #MeToo movement has hit newsrooms in India, as scores of women have taken to social media to expose their alleged harassers. As I write this, […]

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The globalisation of anti-gender campaigns

  Transnational anti-gender movements in Europe and Latin America create unlikely alliances In 2012 and 2013, thousands of people demonstrated against same-sex marriage in Paris and other French cities. The success of these protests came as a surprise in a country often associated with secularism and sexual freedom. The organisation La Manif pour Tous led some […]

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How the Media Has Helped Change Public Views about Lesbian and Gay People

  In the United States and beyond, few shifts in public opinion have been as rapid and widespread as attitudes about lesbian women and gay men. In our recent work, we explore how the media has contributed to this major change. Our research shows that the media can play a transnational role in shaping political […]

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Internet access, sustainability, and citizen participation: electricity as a prerequisite for democracy?

  Democracy is not innate but learned, and access to information is the critical link between education and democracy. But access to information is fundamentally uneven, especially for people in the Global South. At its core, sustainability simply refers to the ability to live harmoniously within an environment over time. When applied to modern society, humanity’s long-term […]

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