Combatting hate in the electronic sphere

After yesterday’s post on our first social hour, in which I asked whether a blog aggregator with a set of community guidelines might be one way to help stem the flow of hate speech online, I found (via digiactive.org) an effort—an Arab effort—to do just that. In Bahrain, discussions between Mahmood, a blogger, and his […]

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A Hectic Week Means One Thing: More Seminars on the Horizon!

Sorry for the silence! We’ve been busy here with more seminars and hosting our first social hour. Our most recent seminar included more than 21 participants from NGOs with a wide range of missions, including forestry preservation, aiding migrant workers, women’s professional development, and developing civil society through sport. If you haven’t attended one yet, […]

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SOCIAL HOUR at RootSpace!

We’re Hosting Social Hour at RootSpace (Saifi- Beirut) on Wednesday July 9. THE SERIES: Social Media for Social Change, hosted by RootSpace and the Social Media Exchange. EPISODE 1: “Blogging, citizen journalism, social networks, etc…What alternative media exists in Lebanon, and what benefit can it provide?” Key Questions: Does media choice exist in Lebanon? Does […]

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