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Camcorders For Justice

Intelligent Life

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In India, videos made about the many social problems are secretly broadcasted in different villages to make people aware of the real problem and also aware of what they can do to fix it.

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Handful of Biologists Went Rogue and Published Directly to Internet

The New York Times

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Molecular biologists and neuroscientists are tweeting with the hashtag #ASAPbio in protest of a system that keeps research from being shared with the public, typically for more than six months.

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For Teenage Smokers, Removing the Allure of the Pack

The New York Times

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Adolescent smoking remains a challenging health problem because of the allure of cigarette branding. Australia is piloting the transformation of cigarette packaging with a generic look that reduces the appeal of smoking. In Florida, the Truth campaign has exposed that cigarette companies targete...

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Friends in Revolution

The New York Times

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Social media users have encouraged their friends and followers to take part in social revolutions; however, the social media platforms have not effectively brought people into actual high-risk situations to change the political system. Different social media platforms offer different kinds of im...

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Black Wounds Matter

The New Yorker

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Little attention is given to black men who are victims of gun violence but survive and need help. An organization in California is mobilizing all gun-violence victims to voice their opinion on criminal justice reform and support for victims.

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Why ‘Solutions Journalism' Matters, Too

The New York Times

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Crises and problems are well-covered in the media. When the media focuses instead on organizations that are doing social good, it has a better effect because then these organizations are more likely to receive support and expand their access.

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On Gay Rights, Moving Real-Life Friends to Action

The New York Times

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The ability of social media and online civic participation to impact law and politics is still developing, but one social media tool - Friendfactor - was used successfully in New York to help bring about the passage of Gay Marriage Equality. It may be an indicator for how powerful platforms like ...

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On the Web, a Revolution in Giving

The New York Times

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New crowdfunding options can help even the smallest donor's contributions to have a meaningful impact, bolstering a sense of personal involvement, maximizing knowledge about causes, and inspiring greater participation.

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Soap Operas With a Social Message

The New York Times

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By depicting crucial social issues such as infant mortality, domestic abuse, and alcoholism, TV and radio soap operas are being used internationally as a powerful tool for mass behavior change.

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In Tanzania, Farmers Reap the Benefits of Radio

The New York Times

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In Tanzania, a country that has yet to fully embrace mobile phones and whose road infrastructure remains weak, farmers have embraced radio as a means of receiving pricing and planting information. The reach and relatively low expense of radio afford the medium its popularity.

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