Anyone following the twitter hashtag #SudanRevolts in recent days must be stunned by the shocking lack of coverage in the mainstream media. The protests have been escalating since June 17 when female students at the University of Khartoum began demonstrating against the regime's austerity measures, which are increasing the prices of basic commodities and removing fuel subsidies. The dissent has quickly spread…
Crisis Mapping the End of Sudan's Dictatorship?Posted: June 27, 2012 in Conflict mapping, ICT 4 Peace, Peace/Conflict in the news, Social media
Tags: #SudanRevolution, crisis mapping, ICT, Sudan
On June 23rd 2012 my colleagues from the Conflict and Coexistence Program at Brandeis Ameer Elnager and Rania Farouk, both Sudanese began curating the facebook group called Follow the Sudanese Revolts: http://www.facebook.com/groups/381302298598266/ While it is mostly in Arabic - it is a great resource of citizen media from the ground. Like its the Twitter hashtag - #SudanRevolts it is a storehouse of stories and updates about the situation. Below is a blog written by Crisis Mapper and ICT Thinker Patrick Meier highlighting many initiatives that have organized the protests; including crisis mapping, social media and the google wiki (living document) based on Gene Sharps 198 Non-Violent Methods 2.0. As usually Patrick says what he does very well and is worth a read.