@ctivate

Just heard from a buddy from Cairo, Adham Bakry that he’s at @ctivate.

@ctivate is bringing together young bloggers and activists interested in the regional fight against corruption with the aim of building a network of like-minded people who can increase the impact of anti-corruption work in the Arab world.  Over four days in Mohammedia, Morocco, nearly 50 prominent bloggers from Egypt, Morocco, Palestine and Yemen will discuss and strategise on how to bridge the divide between online activism, grassroots initiatives and the people power that marked the Arab uprisings last year.

After the revolution, graphic artist Adham Bakry began stenciling the face of Safwat El Sherif, a member of Egypt’s former ruling party, behind bars. El Sherif was arrested on corruption charges soon after. Bakry sees the rise of Cairo’s street art as a push back against those who use the uprising as a marketing tool.  Read the article.

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