Activist Performance: Gestural Notes is a blog which offers the idea of ‘gesture’ as an open-ended stimulus for contributors, theorising and documenting theatre and performance as an activist aesthetic.
Ashoka’s Citizen Media Project
is a citizen media initiative giving voice to historically marginalized populations and empowering citizens to participate powerfully in society.
Citizen Media Collective
is an autonomous group of writers, photographers, independent journalists, film makers, internet users, social media experts and others, collectively identifying as citizen media, in Melbourne, Australia.
Digital Media Law Project
(formerly Citizen Media Law Project) is an initiative that works to ensure that individuals and organizations involved in online journalism and digital media have access to resources.
is an independent news site and video series dedicated to showing responses to the economic crisis from around the world through short films and articles that detail social movements in a wide range of countries.
Global Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world.
Hacker Space Palestine
is a technological, technical and informational community based on sharing culture and open-source information where talented engineers and technicians meet to develop and realize their ideas.
In Place of War (IPOW)
is a project based within the University of Manchester that researches creativity in sites of armed conflict.
is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect
and the means to make their voices heard.
is an international development organisation specializing in supporting independent media, freedom of information and free expression around the globe. The vast majority of programmes are targeted at crisis-hit populations, emerging democracies and some of the world’s poorest countries.
Janakaraliya – Makkal Kalari – Theatre of the People
is a mobile cultural organisation that uses a collapsible theatre and travels through districts with its theatre group.
Manchester Digital Media Network
brings together staff and graduate students working on digital media, information communication technologies, or Internet cultures across different Schools and Faculties of the University.
Mataroa Research Network
is named after the ship that in December 1945 took a number of young radical thinkers, artists and other professionals from Piraeus to France via Italy, and thus effectively saved them from the perils of the rampaging Greek Civil War (1945-48). The initiative takes up the name as a sign of recognition of the complex trajectories of civil war, exile, resistance, the role of intellectuals in political struggles and in the imagination of a more just, free and egalitarian society.
Media Legal Defence Initiative is a non-governmental organisation which helps journalists and independent media outlets around the world defend their rights.
is a nonprofit social technology company. Meedan’s mission is to forward cross-cultural understanding and collaboration by providing people, partners and communities with advanced technologies to exchange ideas, information and knowledge across languages, focusing primarily on English and Arabic.
Mosireen is a non-profit media collective in Downtown Cairo born out of the explosion of citizen media and cultural activism in Egypt during the revolution.
Revolutionary Arab Rap
is a blog exploring what Arabic hip hop can tell us about the current Arab uprisings and the changing relationship between Arab citizens and their governments.
Social Media Exchange advocates for a free and open, diverse and dynamic Arab internet through training, organizing, and localizing media empowerment.
Soliya is empowering young adults to establish more cooperative & compassionate relations between their societies by combining the power of dialogue with the reach of new media.
Tactical Technology Collective
is an international non-profit organisation that helps rights advocates use digital tools safely and effectively with films, toolkits and guides, and by organising training and events.
is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers from a variety of fields and disciplines.
Translate for Justice is an independent platform of voluntary translators whose main objective is to raise awareness internationally on the issues of restriction of basic human rights and freedom.
is a global TV site powered by a volunteer community of avid fans subtitling and sharing videos from around the world.
Walls of Freedom
is a powerful portrayal of the Egyptian Revolution, telling the story with striking images of street art that turned Egypt’s walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance.
Wayside and Open Theatre Group
a non-profit organization taking theatre to the people.
Women on Walls (WOW) is a radical street art collection which emerged from Egypt’s January 2013 revolution. It seeks to spark awareness of the struggles that Egypt’s female population endures.