With half of the country owning a smartphone, a civil society NGO wants to give people in Iran the tools they need to effectively stand up to human rights abuses.
The BOBS Award gives recognition to bloggers, activists and journalists who champion freedom of expression, human rights and the free exchange of ideas on the website: with nominations now in, it is time for the public to cast its vote.
Sitting comfortably at your desk going through the daily online petitions which land on your inbox - a signature here, a share there – ever wondered how effective you may be as an 'armchair' activist? Is online petitioning really all that meaningful? A number of studies have been looking for answers.
German media outlet Deustche Welle is calling for entries for its annual Bobs competition, recognising bloggers, activists and journalists who have effectively used digital tools to campaign for social or political change.