Online Activism

Deutshe Welle, the German international media giant who grants the Best of Online Activism awards (The Bobs), labeled the Bobs in 2016 as increasingly important for recognizing the efforts of people who get involved online to promote freedom of expression and civil society, often at risk to their personal safety or well-being. With open voting online as well as juried recognition, The Bobs are just one example of the integration of the online community with the political and cultural concerns of the global community. Online activism is the use of digital tools or electronic communication technologies to facilitate communication and coordination among activists, advocates, their supporters, and the media. Online activism campaigns are most often centered on issues, but also...

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