Is there digital activism in China? What is it like to be an activist running a grassroots NGO in a land of censors?
This talk challenges some of the binary assumptions we made about activism and China by bringing our attention to the gray zones in China where nonconfrontational activists are building an invisible and quiet coalition.
In China, when doctor-patient tension intensifies, some news media tend to blame the doctors, using misleading narratives to create sensationalism, thereby aggravating the antagonism between the society and medical professionals.
Creativity in Chinese technology communities and its implication in China’s development mode shift from “Made in China” to “Created in China.”
Starting this past August, NGO2.0 evolved from a project originally in MIT’s New Media Action Lab into a Shenzhen-based Chinese nonprofit organization, the TuOu Center for Nonprofit Tech Development.
“My thesis discusses the hidden and non-adversarial nature of resistance in authoritarian countries through the perspectives of media practices and media opportunity structure.”
“We found that teaching them how to use the tools is probably less important than teaching them how to position themselves, how to brand themselves.”