Blog workshop: Online activism and Radicalisation

Venue: Lipsius Building, room 005, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
Date: Friday, 29 September 2017, 13:00 – 15:00

This interactive workshop on online activism and radicalisation is led by Fiona Dragstra, who will be supported by other experts in the field in the second part. The workshop is divided in two parts; participants will first engage in a discussion and share experiences on their take on online activism and (possible) radicalisation, before they find their own form of expression and work on a blog, text, poem, cartoon or another form. They will work on a theme related to the impact of new ICTs on radicalisation.

In the first part of the workshop, themes for discussion will be the pros and cons of digital forms of expression and radicalisation and issues of personal safety and privacy. The discussion will also deal with ethical questions regarding one’s responsibility for sharing content on social media platforms and everybody’s take on radicalisation. At times, videos or photos of violent acts are transferred from one place to another without context, which might fuel already explosive situations. How can we avoid this happens with our own expressions? This discussion will be followed by a more technical part on strategies to have more outreach with one’s blog, vlog or other communication, including a small SEO crash-course.

The second part requires your input! All of you will be challenged to work on your own cartoon, blog, poem, spoken word or other form of expression around radicalisation and online activism. In line with the spirit of V4T, the best ones will be published on our website and social media accounts. And of course, if you want, you will become part of our global network of bloggers / online activists:

Don’t miss out! Want to be part? Please register before Thursday 28th of September with Fiona:

This event is a part of Voice4thought Festival V4T@Leiden 2017. Click here to read the full programme.


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