Digital Vigilantism as Critical Reinforcement of Law and Order

by Daniel Trottier A recent development in the area of digital media and social movements is the use of mediated visibility as a way to shame and deter targeted individuals. Recent examples include the global outrage Walter James Palmer faced after killing a lion in Zimbabwe, as well as groups in the United Kingdom and…

Social Movements and Media Technologies: Present Challenges and Future Developments Seminar Series (SoME Seminars)

The Social Movements and Media Technologies: Present Challenges and Future Developments Seminar Series (SoME Seminars) is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and jointly organised by the Centre for Global Media and Democracy (CGMD) at Goldsmiths University of London and the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS), Institute of Humanities and Social…

Social Media and the Future of the Labour Movement

by Lina Dencik The use of social media platforms for campaigning and protests in recent years has illustrated some important aspects about the possibilities as well as the challenges of digital activism in the contemporary global political economy. Although little attention has been paid to the role of unions and workers’ organisations in recent uprisings,…

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Nishant Shah is the Director of Research at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, a guest researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and a Knowledge Partner with Hivos, The Netherlands. He is the lead researcher and the editor of the four-volume edited anthology ‘Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?’ The past…