Mutsvairo, Bruce, ed. Digital Activism in the Social Media Era: Critical Reflections on Emerging Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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This book probes the vitality, potentiality and ability of new communication and technological changes to drive online-based civil action across Africa; and argues that in a continent booming with mobile innovation and a plethora of social networking sites, the Internet is considered a powerful platform used by pro-democracy activists to negotiate and sometimes push for reform-based political and social changes. Hence, the book discusses and theorizes digital activism within social and geo-political realms, analyzing cases such as the #FeesMustFall and #BringBackOurGirls...

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