As I watch the definition of "citizen" evolve during our planet's social media shift, I'm also noticing a social media-fueled expanding sense of what it is to be a neighbor, to identify with a place, and to belong. Here are two examples, one in Nairobi, the other in New York City: 1. MapKibera.org => community awareness, identity, voice Nairobi's Kibera, Africa's largest slum, has 1 … [Read more...] about Social-media-powered neighbors in New York & Nairobi
UN Child Rights Convention: How about online rights?!
This past week, "the world celebrated the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) – the most universally ratified human rights treaty," the European Commission reports. It adds that "the Convention is the first international legally binding instrument establishing minimum standards for the protection and safeguarding of a full range of civil, political, social, … [Read more...] about UN Child Rights Convention: How about online rights?!