The engine room has blogged about the way that the April 6th Youth Movement in Egypt has evolved since the uprising. But even before the uprising, Facebook was changing the way political groups organized. My work on this topic was presented at the New Media Alternative Politics conference at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge in 2010, and was just published in a working paper series at the university.Continue reading
Research Assistant: Global Mapping of Tech Resources for Advocacy
|Duration of Work: 20-30 days, between March and June 2012Desired Start Date: 15 March 2012
Payment: Daily rate based on experience and qualifications. Lump sum payment on completion.
Contact: Apply to email@example.com with a CV and brief introduction. Writing samples, references & questions also welcome.
The engine room, a tech-for-advocacy consultancy, is working with Oxfam Novib to catalog every organization, meetup, event and community that supports advocacy movements with technology questions.
The problem: we know support resources exist, but on this fast moving, context-dependent issue, who is the most relevant and trustworthy for you? We’re answering that with a directory (where you will be able to search for local or issue specific resources) but going further than just contact information to add information on reputation and relevance.
To do that, we need input from people like you.
In such a fast moving field it’s often hard to keep up with new tools, research and activities that are worth following. Here are few stories that caught our attention recently.Continue reading