Wang, a beloved CMS/W colleague who founded the China-based media activism nonprofit NGO2.0, taught at MIT since 2001.
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.
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.
The CMS/W magazine, highlighting the gains of the recent merger of CMS and Writing at MIT and the fruits of their decade-plus collaboration.
“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.”
Professor Jing Wang discusses the genesis and implementation of a civic media project that she conceptualized and launched in China in May 2009.