The Human Rights Channel

The Agitator

YouTube has introduced a new channel devoted to human rights, called simply enough, The Human Rights Channel. The channel’s mantra: Film it. Says YouTube in its announcement , the channel is “dedicated to curating hours of raw citizen-video documenting human rights stories that are uploaded daily and distributing that to audiences hungry to learn and take action.

Digital and Media Literacy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Famous video clip showing people running away from the Bataclan Theater starts circulating on social channels. And while there definitely is merit in raising attention surrounding various issues, my argument is that more critical thinking (media literacy) on digital channels (digital literacy) needs to be occurring before posting these micro-expressions as they have macro effects on the big picture.

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Get More Video Views & Shares: #501TechNYC (Part 2)

Getting Attention

Cathe’s latest video (at top) features actor and activist Mandy Patinkin standing with IRC aid workers in Greece to welcome families fleeing Syria and other war-torn countries for a better life. Instead, review your YouTube channel regularly, and clean it up if necessary.

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#PublicMedia: How Twitter Helped And Hurt The Spread Of Information In Two Recent Disasters

Non Profit Marketing 360

On the other hand, some seemingly fine reporting about being a lesbian in Syria turns out to be written by a heterosexual male in the U.S. For example, ‘ The Weather Channel ‘ has been called to the mat for its sensationalist reporting in an effort to make its reporters look heroic in their hours-long reports on the hurricane, even after the worst had long passed. Which is not to say millions haven't tried it.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

A. Fine Blog

Organizations are going to need to learn the art of followership to leverage the organic groundswell of anger that individuals are spearheading by using the social media channels themselves. Social media channels like Facebook and Twitter are fundamentally reshaping protests and protesters.