Location: 

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Conference Rooms A and B
Washington, DC 20036

The Internews Center for Innovation and Learning is pleased to announce the release of its first innovation paper, Social Change and the Russian Network Society: Redefining Development Priorities in New Information Environments.

This paper explores how the use of new technologies is influencing the next generation of media development in Russia. The authors examine the sustainability of the "network society" and how new forms of collective action will contribute to social change. With traditional media often referred to as the Fourth Estate, the paper builds on the idea of new media users as the Fifth Estate − networked individuals and institutions using the Internet as a platform to challenge the influence of more established bases of authority. Through examples of social media and online activism, specifically blogging and crowdsourcing, the paper illustrates how Russia's networked society is helping invigorate the country's civil society and traditional media.

Please join us in Washington, DC on September 20th, as authors Gregory Asmolov and Josh Machleder present their paper and lead a discussion of its findings.

Social Change and the Russian Network Society

Redefining Development Priorities in New Information Environments

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
9:00-11:00am

Hosted by Internews

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Conference Rooms A and B
Washington, DC 20036

Admission is free.  Please RSVP online
Light refreshments will be served at 9:00am.
Program will start promptly at 9:30am.