Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication
The Role of Social Media
in Ending Violence Against Women
December 3, 2012
Social media offers unprecedented opportunities to raise awareness around violence against women and girls, to help users stay safe, and to inspire people to engage in social activism. At the same time, it may pose challenges to journalists by blurring the line between journalism and activism.
This discussion was moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, with the following distinguished panelists:
Liriel Higa, Social Media Strategist, Half the Sky Movement
Shawna Potter, Founder, Hollaback Baltimore
Nancy Schwartzman, Executive Director, The Line Campaign, and developer of Circle of 6
Caroline D'Angelo, Social Media Editor, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
The event commences the event series, "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence" organized by the Global Women's Institute.
The Global Women's Institute,The School of Media and Public Affairs, The Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication