“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…

Sites of Protest

Ruth Sanz Sabido lectures in Media and Journalism at De Montfort University. She chairs the new MeCCSA Social Movements Network and is conducting research on the Spanish indignados movement. This week, Ruth in her guest post for RE.FRAMING ACTIVISM addresses the different sites of protest. As citizens surround the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and…