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مرة أخرى: هل فتح جادة بالمقاطعة؟

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لا تزال ممارسات حركة فتح تتناقض مع ما يصدر من تصريحات عن قادتها وممثليها وبيانتها الرسمية حول موقفها من حركة المقاطعة وسحب الاستثمارات وفرض العقوبات على إسرائيل. فهل حركة فتح جادة في تبني ودعم حركة المقاطعة الشاملة لإسرائيل؟

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فلسطين: مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي ووجبات الأخبار السريعة

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فلسطين: مواقع التواصل الإجتماعي ووجبات الأخبار السريعة

نقلا عن مجلة زينيت.

تخاطب معظم الصفحات الإخبارية وصفحات النشطاء على مواقع التواصل الجمهور الفلسطيني وباللغة العربية، دون التوجه للمجتمعات غير الناطقة باللغة العربية لسرد الرواية الفلسطينية….

عن الانتفاضة الخلاقة

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في مقتبل كل انتفاضة أو هبة شعبية فلسطينية تزدحم الساحة السياسية والإعلامية بالتحليل والتمحيص حول سمات هذا الحراك ومن يقف وراءه وتسميته ومدى فرص استمراريته وامتداده، وغير ذلك من المواضيع المتصلة، والتحرك الشعبي هذه الأيام ليس استثناء، رغم تميزه بعدة عوامل أبرزها أنه جاء على شكل عمل شبابي فردي وجماعي دون رأس قيادي، يصاحبه زخم إعلامي الكتروني شعبي له إيجابيات وكذلك سلبياته على المستوى المعلوماتي.

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Searching for a Global Master Frame, Online

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By Shadi Abu-Ayyash

There are two schools of thought on the impact of the advances in information and communications technologies (ICTs) on the communication strategies of political and social movements. The first considers that ICTs are just another communication tool that activists can utilise, while the other believes that interactive ICTs, including the internet and its social media sites, have had a major impact on contemporary activism.
Whether ICTs are seen simply as advanced communications tools or are considered as game changers for contemporary political activism, the impact of the new digitally oriented media on methods of networking and mobilising is hard to deny. The expanded potential of ICTs, mainly through the Internet and its social media sites, means that the impact on networking and coordination among global social movements could be yet to be maximised and reach its peak.
There have been a great number of studies and much research into the potential of interactive internet platforms, mainly the popular social media sites, for strengthening and maintaining collective action and networking among national and transnational social movements. Whatever potential the Internet has to add value to efforts to strengthen collective activism among transnational and global movements, however, a deeper and more strategic collaboration is needed among global change-driven movements both offline and online. This would be likely to have a positive impact on these movements’ goal of -raising awareness about their causes among local and global online audiences.
The absence of any noticeable collaboration or exchange of narratives and experiences among the advocates for global social and political causes can be easily identified when exploring the content of these social movements’ websites and social media accounts. Each movement or cluster of national/regional movements is concerned almost entirely with its own domestic discourse that focuses solely on local and national audiences.
This focus on the local and national audience could be justified by the desire of the movements’ leaders to maximise the citizens’ awareness of national matters, in the hope that this will facilitate mass engagement in collective action to challenge local and national injustices. Yet expanding knowledge about local causes to reach a wider regional and international audience through social media sites, for example, would have several positive impacts on those causes.
Introducing a cause to a larger global and regional online audience by networking with national and transnational movements on social media sites and interacting with their audiences would: increase awareness at both national and global levels; provide opportunities for learning from other global activists’ experiences and the strategies they have used in bringing about social change; give the movement time and space to deploy their narratives away from misinterpretation by government controlled or corporate controlled media; and give the cause a global resonance.
Such goals will only be attainable if there is a master frame that works as a unifying umbrella. All movements for social and political change that seek to network and expand awareness of their cause at national and global levels could then relate to the master frame in advocating for their cause, mobilising and engaging in collective action.
(Benford, 2013) conceptualisation of the term ‘master frame’ in the context of research into social movements refers to periods and
instances when a number of movements clustered together during a period even though the structural conditions did not appear conducive for widespread mobilization. Under such conditions a cycle of protest could be attributed in part to the development of a resonant master frame…whereas most collective action frames are context specific…a master frame’s articulations and attributions are sufficiently elastic, flexible, and inclusive enough so that any number of other social movements can successfully adopt and deploy it in their campaigns.
(2013, p.1)
Global problems are many and varied, yet it could be argued that the injustice frame is heavily present and enforced in the discourse of many social movements as it is deployed on social media accounts in framing their local problems and causes. The injustice frame that Gamson (1992) (1992) argues is a main component of collective action frames is defined as a discontent signified in political knowledge and apprehension. ‘An injustice frame requires a consciousness of motivated human actors who carry some of the onus for bringing about harm and suffering’ (1992, p.7).
For example, the Israeli occupation of Palestine with the displacing and controlling policies that Israel applies to the indigenous Palestinians, the oppression that Arab citizens live under in autocratic non-popular regimes, the poverty and wars that destroyed Africa for decades, the lack of fair distribution of wealth and opportunities in Western countries, all have an injustice aspect.
That is not to suggest that there is a total absence of coordination among political and social movements around the globe which use digital media as tools for communication and the exchange of information. However, the lack of a clear and distinct distinguished broad master frame that can be relevant to all global problems in the content of their social media sites is noticeable. What is suggested here is extending the use of social media sites and other internet interactive platforms by all social movements to enforce a common global master frame.
That is to say, creating connected networks of global social movements with the use of communications tools can be better achieved as part of a deeper strategic networking process. That process would include agreeing on a common concept in the form of a global master frame that can unify globally the grassroots activists who are engaged in advocating and acting for their local and national social and political causes.
Global social and political causes are so complex that thinking they can be resolved through the better use of the Internet and its social media sites is unrealistic at best. However, expanding knowledge of local problems into the global arena, learning from international activists’ experiences, and relating local problems to a larger global purpose is likely to have a positive impact on those local causes. In such a situation, the Internet and its interactive platforms can be effective tools, not only for learning about other nations’ problems and relating to them, but also for providing activists everywhere with a larger picture of world problems and the inequality and injustice at their source, and an opportunity to engage in both global and local causes through an activism that is driven by global solidarity and networking.

References

BENFORD, R. D. 2013. Master Frame. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9780470674871.wbespm126/full

GAMSON, W. A. 1992. Talking Politics, Cambridge [England]; New York, NY, USA, Cambridge University Press.

“تويتر” وروايات المستضعفين

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صحيح ان سطوة محطات التلفزة الاخبارية الرئيسية على المشهد الاخباري العالمي واستحواذها على نصيب الأسد من المشاهدين يمكنها من الاستمرار في التأثير بشكل كبير على تشكيل الرواية الاخبارية السائدة، الا ان تفاعل الجيل الشاب في الشرق والغرب مع مصادر معلومات بديلة توفرها مواقع الانترنت واستخدام هذا الجيل لمنصات التواصل الاجتماعي لتقديم رواية مختلفة بشكل لافت، يدفع المشهد الاعلامي بشكل متسارع نحو حالة تتقاسمه فيه رسالتين اعلاميتين رئيسيتين تحكمهما اطر اخبارية متضاربة، احداهما تعبر عن مصالح النخب السياسية والاقتصادية والاخرى تعبر عن الحقيقة من منظور الشارع.

المزيد على دنيا الوطن ..

http://pulpit.alwatanvoice.com/articles/2015/02/15/357203.html#ixzz3UI4yEP00

نشر بتاريخ: 15-02-2015

الفشل الإسرائيلي في شوارع غزة وأوروبا

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كان لافتا خلال فترة العدوان الكم الهائل من المعلومات التي تناقلها مستخدمو الانترنت من اخبار وقصص وصور ومقاطع فيديو نقلت جزءا ليس بيسير من تفاصيل العدوان الاسرائيلي على قطاع غزة. ويكفي ان تستخدم هاشتاغ  (GazaUnderAttack#)  او (IStandwithGaza#) على موقع تويتر للتعرف على الكم الهائل من المعلومات والتحليلات والآراء الخاصة بالعدوان باللغة الانجليزية المدافعة عن الرواية الفلسطينية.

http://www.wattan.tv/ar/news/101896.html

نشر بتاريخ: 15-08-2014

تصحيح المسار والفرصة السياسية

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فان العدوان على قطاع غزة يمثل فرصة لحركة فتح وبالتالي للخط السياسي الرئيسي في منظمة التحرير للتفكير الجدي بتغير طريقة العمل السياسي الذي كان سائدا طوال السنوات الماضية والقائم على قاعدة المراعاة الدائمة للرغبة الامريكية والاوروبية الرسمية في الاستمرار بمسارات سياسية لا تثمر نتائج ملموسة. بعبارات اخرى فان هذه الحرب لا بد وان يكون لها تأثير ملموس على النهج الفلسطيني السابق الذي ارتكز على القبول الدائم لأي مبادرات تفاوضية مع اسرائيل تطرحها حكومات الغرب.

http://www.wattan.tv/ar/news/101146.html

نشر بتاريخ: 08-08-2014