Zimbabwe activists test, track and learn to organise a new movement

Campaigning, People Lead

Zimbabwean activists at home and around the world are using digital technology to support, test and track a grassroots protest movement challenging the Mugabe government and demanding accountability. A pastor’s video goes viral–and helps grow movement leadership Mobile phones and internet support global mobilisation by Zimbabwean diaspora Organisers test, track data, continually improve their outreach Zimbabwe in mid-2016 was a hotbed of government corruption, economic devastation, and restless citizens. The unemployment rate hovered at over 90 percent, food shortages were pervasive, and the government had not paid civil servants their salaries for months. After years of political repression, most...

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