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gesturalActivist 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.

ashokaAshoka’s Citizen Media Project is a citizen media initiative giving voice to historically marginalized populations and empowering citizens to participate powerfully in society.
cmc-card-frontCitizen 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.
dmlpDigital 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.
Global Uprisings logo_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.

globalvoicesGlobal Voices is an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world.

hackerspaceHacker 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.
logo_8 SQIn Place of War (IPOW) is a project based within the University of Manchester that researches creativity in sites of armed conflict.
Internews 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.
Internews-Europeis 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.
jk_logoJanakaraliya – Makkal Kalari – Theatre of the People is a mobile cultural organisation that uses a collapsible theatre and travels through districts with its theatre group.
MDMNManchester 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 NetworkMataroa 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.

MLDI-logoMedia Legal Defence Initiative is a non-governmental organisation which helps journalists and independent media outlets around the world defend their rights.

Meedan1 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.

cropped-logobigMosireen 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.

UnityinTahrir1Revolutionary 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.
smex-logo385x159 Social Media Exchange advocates for a free and open, diverse and dynamic Arab internet through training, organizing, and localizing media empowerment.
SoliyaSoliya 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.
TTC ImageTactical 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.
TEDTalksTop100TED 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.

tforjTranslate 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.

vikiViki is a global TV site powered by a volunteer community of avid fans subtitling and sharing videos from around the world.
wofuseWalls 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.
waysideWayside and Open Theatre Group a non-profit organization taking theatre to the people.
wonwalls
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.
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