Protests of yesteryear
A hundred years ago, the world was at war. Men of multiple nationalities were dying on the Western front, doing ‘their bit’ for the war effort. But not everyone supported it. In Dublin, crowds protested against compulsory military service in defence of the British Empire.
Struggle to control the narrative
In the last days of 2014, Moscow was once again the scene of protests. Fifteen years have now passed since Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia. Recent years have seen striking examples of efforts to control the narrative – not least in the Ukraine – and have brought the role played by the global broadcaster RT to international attention.
Four years after the Arab uprisings
One of the challenges of the project is to make sense of how, in the new media ecology, journalists do not just report protests – they are also involved and in some cases the object of them. On January 1st, a retrial was ordered of the three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year. Their imprisonment sparked protests by journalists across the world.