My top pick today is the piece in TIME discussing the role of the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign to raise awareness of the horrific kidnapping of 300 girls in Nigeria.
The article highlights the importance of social media in driving up the pressure to find these innocent young girls. The key take out is the twitter map below which, at the time of me writing this, shows the conversation isn’t limited to the western world but from mainly from Nigeria itself. In other words, the social media conversation is more than words of horror from afar. They aren’t a passive campaign to raise awareness by western media either. These are the screams for help from within Nigeria. Voices that we cannot ignore, and the rest of world has a responsibility act upon.
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