11:15 - 11:45
Social Activism in the Digital Era
The Internet has become a powerful tool for activists around the world to mobilize and organize communities for social and political change. Last year in Togo, hundreds of thousands of citizens took on the streets to protest for change. The government responded by shutting down the internet completely for several days. This session will discuss how Internet has helped citizens organize for democracy in Togo and how activists are fighting to preserve and expand the digital space.