Media That Moves Millions looks at the unprecedented phenomena of user-generated media campaigns that have inspired masses of participants and rocked political systems. Join the social conversation while we Livestream with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan live from the event on Thursday, February 28, from 9am to 11am EST.
Sponsored by ITVS and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Media as Global Diplomat series of summits has highlighted the changing role of today's media in public diplomacy and peacebuilding since 2009. The first part of the Media that Moves Millions event will feature activists from such campaigns as We Are All Khaled Said, Half the Sky, Kony 2012 and A Million Voices Against the FARC, as we seek to better understand why they were able to mobilize civil society so successfully.
The second portion of the day will offer hands-on instruction by experts from Facebook, Twitter, Text Haiti 9099 and Indiegogo to individuals and organizations alike seeking to use the ever-expanding toolkit of media for social change and peacebuilding. We highly encourage participation from those unable to make the Washington, DC event to join the social media conversation (using #GlobalDiplomat) or view the event online here. PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan will be hosting the livestream broadcast on-site. In addition to watching the panels live, in real-time — Hari will be answering questions from bloggers and citizen journalists from around the world and providing a behind-the-scenes account of the event.
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