“Far from the Official Lights of Facebook Walls and Pages”: Backstage Activism and the Enduring Significance of Internal Communicative Dynamics within Digital Social Movements

by Emiliano Treré In 2012, after one year as a lecturer in Mexico, an unexpected event changed both the face of the country and the direction of my research. During the national elections in May, the #YoSoy132 movement emerged as a new social actor asking for transparent ballots, denouncing the manipulation of the Televisa media…

Equal Rights Activism: Identity, Representation and the Facebook Rant

Lizzie Spencer is an activist involved in the global justice movement and has been involved in numerous NGO campaigns to tackle global poverty, including climate justice and gender equality. Lizzie’s research interests include alternative models of development, moving beyond economic measures to consider well-being and quality of life. This week, Lizzie personally reflects on her…