A great big headline to catch some attention, because everyone likes attention

So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

Video Advocacy Training in Geneva

One of my side projects is creating a typology of digital activism campaigns.  This presentation presents a slice of that – three types of campaigns in which digital video plays a starring role.  I gave this presentation in Geneva on behalf of the Open Society Foundations. Here are the videos mentioned in the presentation to illustrate each campaign type: Lobbying…

Presentation on 21st Century Civil Society in Chile

. Here I am at the Open Government Partnership regional meeting in Santiago, Chile, getting ready to talk about how digital technology is transforming civil society. The Open Government Partnership is a new multilateralinitiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.   This particular meeting included…

Communications Strategy Workshop in Lithuania

The staff really enjoyed working with Mary.  Everything was very easy but also very productive. – Sergey Votyegov, Executive Director, EHRN I’m proud of all my work, but I’m particularly proud of this two-day communications workshop I facilitated in Lithuania earlier this month.  The workshop was for Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), which advocates for the the human rights of…

Wedinar on Digital Nonviolence

Slides from my webinar on digital nonviolence, which I presented for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.  The presentation is about Civil Resistance 2.0, a crowdsourced project I began with Patrick Meier to update Gene Sharp’s canonical list of 198 nonviolent methods for the digital age.

Training on Press and Advocacy for Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

Last weekend I conducted a training on Press Outreach and an introduction to the Principles of Advocacy at the annual conference of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) an international student organization dedicated to ensuring that medical innovations developed in university labs are accessible to patients in developing countries.  

Mary Joyce: “the culture of competitiveness leads to a culture of solidarity”

The following is re-posted and translated from Agence France Presse. The original can be found at Finanzas.com. Barcelona, June 4 (AFP). – Mary Joyce, digital activism expert and founder of the organization The Meta-Activism Project, said today at the Global Congress in Barcelona BDigital that “the era of the ‘culture of competition’ is running in favor of the ‘culture of…

Speaking @ SXSW

. Last week I attended SXSW, a mammoth festival of music, film, and social media that takes place in Austin, Texas, each spring. At SXSW Interactive (“south-by” to those in the know) I spoke on the panel Internet Power: After Cyber-Optimism and Pessimism with Patrick Meier of Ushahidi, Richard Boly of the Department of State’s eDiplomacy office, and Chris Bronk…