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Just missed— Participatory Action Research, Polarization, and Social Media: Ongoing lessons from the Digital MAPS project

March 16, 2022 | 9:00AM EST, 3:00PM CET

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The Digital Media Arts for an inclusive Public Sphere (Digital MAPS) is an innovative program funded by the British Council, supporting partners to conduct social media mapping, analysis, and the design and implementation of pilot interventions that counter polarization and promote inclusivity and openness in the networked public sphere. Join us for this webinar which will share the participatory action research process and select findings from the social media mapping and analysis done with 19 partnering organizations and social media content creators in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Syria, Yemen, and Tunisia. We’ll also share opportunities, challenges, and lessons from this practitioner-led social media analysis process.

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