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The Dublin Riots, from a Belgrade perspective: Shared experiences of disaffected youth and mental health

Marija writes: I know Dublin. Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time there and, after Belgrade, it’s almost a second home. So I needed to write something about the recent events in Dublin, where children were stabbed outside their school, followed by far right riots through the city centre which caused chaos and …

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Three Reasons Twitter was Wrong to Ban Political Ads →

https://medium.com/@clare_23030/three-reasons-twitter-was-wrong-to-ban-political-ads-79af6308ed7e When Jack Dorsey announced he was banning political ads on Twitter, I found myself uncomfortably sharing the view of those whose politics are usually ‘across the divide’ from my own. Despite the unenviable company, though, I remain convinced that the ban is a mistake — and not just because I’m an ex-Facebook political ads …

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Don’t just lock down, Look Up!

There are digital opportunities for progressive campaigners amid the Covid crisis “Now’s not the time to be political.”“We need to rally behind the government.”“Political point-scoring isn’t appropriate at a time like this.” Sound familiar? And I guess it feels mostly true. But this doesn’t mean progressives should put away our campaign pants and settle back …

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When Should Campaigners Use a Facebook Group, Page or Profile?

Like it or loathe it, every campaigner knows they need to be on Facebook. And with almost 2.5 billion users worldwide, 1.6bn of them using it daily, rumours of the platform’s demise have been greatly exaggerated* [*though let’s talk again about Gen. Z] But for start-up orgs, rookie candidates or those still working through a …

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Facebook Business Manager: The Lobby with Concierge Access to your Facebook Digital Properties

You may have heard the term ‘digital properties’. Let’s pretend that your Facebook Pages and Ad Accounts are literally rooms within a big property, like an office. Your organisation has several team members, many of whom need access to some rooms within the office, but should not necessarily be able to get into other rooms. …

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Digital activism as a disruption to political and media hegemony in Serbia

As part of a series of ‘Views from Belgrade’, ODV Digital shares a local perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing campaigners in Serbia ———————————— With the development of social networks and digital political campaigning, sometimes it seems we forget how big an impact TV still has on people and their political views. In Serbia …

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