Movie Night, Blogging, Social Change, and Popcorn!

Join us for another fun Social Hour, hosted by RootSpace and the Social Media Exchange. This week: 1) Screening of a documentary on blogging in Lebanon (in Arabic), and discussion with the person who made it, journalist Ibrahim Arab (also speaking in Arabic). 2) A video lecture (only 20 mins, in English) by web futurist […]

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Web 2.0 Workshop in the City of Sun

Last Tuesday we had our “intro to Web 2.0 for Social Change” workshop in Baalbek, which is 85 km north east of Beirut. Baalbek is known in history as Heliopolis or City of the Sun, and it is famous for its great castle and ruins. However, like most rural areas in Lebanon, there is no […]

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NGOs: Start Your Media Streams!

Editors from global citizen journalism and opinion sites are looking for contributors from the Middle East. New journalists and writers practice their craft writing for these sites while also getting the reinforcement of seeing something “in print” and reaching wide audiences. There’s no reason NGOs can’t also become citizen media organizations and make it a […]

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A to Z of Web 2.0 for Social Change: F

F for Facebook: Facebook is a social network to connect people and help facilitate communication and information sharing among its huge base of members. It is a very popular social network worldwide. Facebook’s initial purpose is not for the promotion of activism and social change. However, non-profit organizations can leverage facebook’s popularity and increase membership […]

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