New media in fight against discrimination and militarism

by valentina hvale pellizzer @froatosebe

new/social media, a definition

1. Participation: social media encourages contributions and feedback from everyone who is interested. It blurs the line between media and audience. 

2. Openness: most social media services are open to feedback and participation. They encourage voting, comments and the sharing of information. There are rarely any barriers to accessing and making use of content – password-protected content is frowned on. 

new/social media, a definition

3. Conversation: whereas traditional media is about „broadcast‟ (content transmitted or distributed to an audience) social media is better seen as a two-way conversation.

4. Community: social media allows communities to form quickly and communicate effectively. Communities share common interests, such as a love of photography, a political issue or a favourite TV show.
5. Connectedness: Most kinds of social media thrive on their connectedness, making use of links to other sites, resources and people.

Basic forms of new/social media

the web 2.0 (generation)

  • Social networks
  • Blogs
  • Wikis 
  • Podcasts 
  • Forums
  • Content communities
  • Microblogging

citizen journalism

a definition

  from guerrilla, to networked, participatory,
street, or open source journalism:

“[t]he act of a citizen, or group of citizens, playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting,
analyzing and disseminating news and information.”

Shayne Bowman and Chris Willis


women in black - video activism

Always disobedient to patriarchy, war, nationalism and militarism

Jer me se tiče

The white ribbons symbolism goes back to May 31, 1992, when local administration of the Bosnian Serbs in Prijedor (and in several other places later) issued an order over the local radio to non-Serb population to mark their houses with which flags or bed-sheets, and that they have to wear a white ribbon on their arms when they leave their homes.

Prijedor, white ribbon day


#jmbg manifesto

Law on Unique Master Citizen Number (JMBG)

  1. Adoption of the Law on JMBG – and IMMEDIATELY. More specifically, we, the citizens of BiH, demand an adoption of a Law that will fully respect the Decision U3/11 of the Constitutional Court which ordered our elected representatives in the Parliamentary Assembly to synchronize Article 5 of the Law on JMBG with the BiH Constitution.  
  2. Creation of a state Solidarity Fund that would finance the treatment abroad for citizens for whom proper treatment is not available in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


#jmbg manifesto

Law on Unique Master Citizen Number (JMBG)

3. MPs and ministers of the Council of Ministers should give up 30% of their salaries for the duration of their term in office in favour of the proposed Solidarity Fund. 
4. The protesters that took part in the blockade of the Parliament shall not be prosecuted or subjected to repressive measures by the authorities.


women & LGBTQ

digital story


Space invaders against homophobia

Alex, svakodnevni život trans osobe


women & LGBTQ

digital story - credits

Ja i diskriminacija

Digital Story (Digital Story Telling) is a personal story about a particular experience that is true, kept and distributed via digital media. In collaboration with OneWorldSEE, Antidiscrimination program in BiH produced six personal stories of discrimination, rejection, stereotypes, prejudice and everyday struggle 'ordinary people' to be overcome.

Antidiscrimination program,, 10/12/2012.

the tools we use

FB, email: Gmail & googlegroups, ...

few thoughts on:

if u don't believe me try yourself: track your digital online/shadow



twitter: @froatosebe

New media in fight against discrimination and militarism

By hvale vale

New media in fight against discrimination and militarism

New media in fight against discrimination and militarism few examples a lot of thoughts ;-)

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